And the hits just keep on coming

The bad news continues to assail the government.

Today it is the worsening Current Account deficit.

Originally Economists had forcast a bad deficit but the figures that have come in are almost double their expectations.

The March quarter seasonally-adjusted deficit for New Zealand's financial dealings with the outside world came to $4.1 billion compared with the $2.2 billion median forecast of 11 economists polled by Reuters.


It was the worst quarterly deficit in the 52 year history of the series, surpassing the $3.85 billion record set in September 2005.

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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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