This is an exclusive for YourNZ – about the media links in a minor story.
On Q+A this Sunday, NZ’s in the midst of a drought so how will it affect you and me and our pockets? We speak to the Finance Minister Bill English, and a climate scientist who says we have to no option but to adapt.
(story not yet online)
Finance Minister Bill English says the costs of the drought are headed toward $2 billion.
English said the Government was getting updated advice over the next few weeks from Treasury but the latest estimates indicated ”somewhere between one and two billion will be knocked off our national income”.
English told TVNZ’s Q+A the drought had potential to knock 30 per cent off New Zealand’s growth rate in a year.
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Bill English is now saying the estimated cost of the drought has gone up from $1 billion to $2 billion, Fairfax Media reports.
YourNZ: The final convolution?
I watched Bill English on Q + A so didn’t need to read the Fairfax report on that, or the Herald report on that,so knew the story.
But when Felix Marwick commented on the convolutions I responded “Sounds interesting, I must blog on your tweet on it.”
Felix replied “why? it’s hardly earth shattering. Just a bit quirky”
So here’s a bit more quirk to the convolutions. Exclusive to Your NZ.
TVNZ HAve the English interview online now:
Political editor Corin Dann interviews the finance minister Bill English about the drought, the Budget