"alternative options being considered by the Government could include some levies"Phew, thank goodness we'll only be 'levied' - and not pay a 'tax' as originally conceived. Luckily we're easily fooled by fancy nomenclature & tricky wordplay.
Finally, the much ballyhooed economic hard landing arrives to gatecrash our great kiwi Christmas party. A Westpac survey showing a nationwide drop in spending cheer as the:
"consumer confidence index fell to 110.1 from 120.2 in Sept, the lowest level for 5 years"Maybe the NCEA should re-evaluate those numbers to help bolster spirits & save our economy.