Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has delivered a pre-Budget speech designed to reassure the business community about the
new coalition government.
Photo: RNZ / Jane Patterson
She told a Business New Zealand audience in Wellington today that while change could bring un-certainty it could also
She also announced a new Future of Work forum bringing together the government, businesses and unions to look at future
Ms Ardern said the 'elephant in the room' was business confidence.
While she acknowledged perceptions of the government she said she was confident its economic policies and infrastructure
investments would stimulate the economy.
Ms Ardern outlined areas of spending already confirmed by the government but did not reveal any other details about the
Budget due on 17 May.
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