Budget Quotes

It's the Bondi budget. . . it's the brain drain budget – it's not only incredibly boring, its profoundly disappointing – Don Brash

a flat earth budget – Jeanette Fitzsimons

There's not a cent for public transport. This is a mad, petrol-headed budget, road-building, vote-seeking budget; but I can't work out whose vote they think they are courting. – Jeanette Fitzsimons

The minister of Maori affairs didn't get a bean – how's he going to explain that to our people? – Tariana Turia

Expectations were rock bottom, but still Michael Cullen managed to disappoint – Rodney Hide

The economic transformation that the budget is heading us toward will make New Zealanders increasingly reliant on the state, and less likely to take responsibility for themselves, or for saving and investing for their own future. – Alasdair Thompson, chief executive, Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern)

Yap, yap, yap, bark, bark, Yap, yap – Winston Peters


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.