A business-friendly government? Yeah, right

A business-friendly government? Yeah, right
Banks and supermarkets are not out of jail free with a centre-right government. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
According to myth and legend, New Zealand business owners are happier with a “blue” than a “red” government, and that’s because National party-led governments “understand business better” than Labour-led ones.They’re probably right about that. The centre-right’s defining feature is instinctively sympathetic to the risks taken by the average NZ small businessperson to build a profitable company.The kind where staff, tax and invoices are all paid before the owner, year in and year out, an...

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