Few questions hang over New Zealand's economy quite like Tiwai Point's future.
Speculation that potline closed during Covid-19 lockdown could be opened in September.
Government pressed to assess whether the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund was worth it.
This comes after a strategic review of the business.
Fonterra says the issue could have been handled better
MPs set to hear from Reserve Bank boss and trade experts about impact of Covid-19.
Smelter says it is closing one of its four lines amid Covid-19 restrictions.
Early unofficial figures show significant hit to forestry, meat and seafood exports.
Port veteran says exporters are more nervous than they were about Sars or Asian crisis.
Rio Tinto would be better off paying someone $200m to take Tiwai Pt smelter off it.