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Auckland's housing situation is as bad as Christchurch, Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce tells Liam Dann on The Economy Hub.
Today - Russell John Tully has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non parole period of 27 years at the High Court in Christchurch and Hillary Barry will read her final 6 o’clock bulletin tonight after 23 years at TV3. And Amber Heard has split from Johnny Depp after just 15 months of marriage
COMMENT: This Budget will not be defined by what is in it, but by what is missing, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.
Today: Donald Trump reaches the number of delegates he needed to secure the party's presidential nomination for the White House and a 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Christchurch sex worker Renee Duckmanton. And US President Barack Obama meets with his G7 counterparts in Japan and pushes to finish negotiations on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership before the end of the year.
Victoria Crone says the council needs to do more, while Phil Goff argues the Government is not doing enough.
Everybody wants more out of the Budget but no one wants to pay extra taxes to cover it. Everyone wants to go to heaven no one wants to die, writes John Tamihere.
After proclaiming in previous years that coal, oil and industrial dairy would be the economic salvation of the nation, they are all noticeably missing from the Budget this year, writes Dr Russel Norman.
In his Budget speech, Bill English proudly says that government expenditure is down to less than 30 per cent of GDP, and that's the way that it's going to stay.