Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First
11 JULY 2014
Excuses, but no relief from the National
Government as the dollar touches an all-time high against
the US dollar, says New Zealand First.
government’s folly in not supporting New Zealand First’s
Bill giving the Reserve Bank extra powers and flexibility,
and twice voting it down by one vote, is plain to
“New Zealand First has been vindicated.
introduction of our Bill, the Reserve Bank (Amending Primary
Function of Bank) Amendment Bill, in 2012 and 2013, New
Zealand First said the dollar would go to US90
“Those predictions were scoffed at, but who is
“Deep damage is being done to the economy
yet the government is locked into an absurd ‘there is no
“Give up the excuses and take
action,” says Mr Peters.
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