Money is still being poured into milk

March 28, 2009

Ele at Homepaddock strikes a positive note of the sort Alf hoped to hear, the morning after the Stats Department reported a 0.9% contraction in the economy in the December 2008 quarter.

It was the fourth consecutive decline in economic activity, as measured by Gross Domestic Product.
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Back home to good news

February 13, 2009

It’s great to be home after a week in the capital and to catch up with my rural newspapers.

First, a stiff drink, then a good read as an antidote to Wellington’s wailing and hand-wringing about our economic prospects.

First up was the splendid Farmers Weekly, where Alf was cheered by the front-page lead story by Andrea Fox
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