The Herald reports:
The Labour Party wants to repeal the law changes that were ceded to Warner Bros over The Hobbit films, a move which the Government says would cripple the $3 billion screen industry.
The Greens policies will kill off the oil industry while Labour’s would kill off the film industry. Combine the two of them together, and you shudder.
A $2 boost in the minimum wage to $16.25 an hour by early 2015 would mean an extra $4000 a year for those workers – but the Government was quick to dismiss this as costing up to 6000 jobs.
Why stop at $16.25? Why not $25 an hour?
Mr Bridges said the minimum wage in New Zealand was the highest in the world, relative to the average wage.
It is. The way to grow wages is to increase productivity, not by legislation.