New Zealand is leading the way in sustainable agriculture, and that presents an opportunity to cash in
Ending world hunger is now considered a realistic goal.
National has reinforced its capacity to surprise, but also its capacity for making things up as it goes along. And to make ends meet, Key and English have done several u-turns
A closer look at Budget 2015 shows a government making it up as it goes along. While it's a clever political document, it shows National is trying to plug a lot of political holes with a diminishing amount of capital -- both fiscal and political.
Do the sums and read between the lines, and it looks like something has to give in this year's budget. And I think I know what it may be...
So Bill English hasn't dropped enough pounds... or, at least, dollars. Weight loss is the metaphor Bill English has chosen to excuse his failure to meet the government oft-repeated and top priority of reaching surplus by 2015-16. That's right, it's sayonara surplus.
English's explanation run along these lines:
The Elimination of Child Poverty Requires a Universal Child Benefit.
The Growing Up in New Zealand Study at the University of Auckland found that half of the 7000 families in their sample suffered measurable material hardship in their babies‘ first years of life.