Kiwis are coming home in considerable numbers. Many will bring with them valuable skills and experience, which will be important in rebuilding the economy.

One blue fiscal response, one red. Both extraordinary. Both conventional. The latter was an opportunity missed; the former is an opportunity hanging by a thread.

Since it entered power the Government has shown commitment to maintaining and improving our environment.

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Shifting logs from road to rail found reductions in costs to the environment, the forests and the communities of about one half.


Economics should not be seen as finance and business - but could it be seen as kaitiakitanga o taonga?