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What they're saying about the surplus

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/10/2016

WHAT OPPOSITION PARTIES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE $1.8 BILLION SURPLUS

"It is all well and good to be pleased about a surplus, but when there are children living in cars and garages, older New Zealanders in pain waiting for an operation, and school funding going backwards, the government needs to take a long hard look at its priorities" - Labour's Finance spokesman Grant Robertson.

"I think the surplus demonstrates in part that the government has been penny-pinching all over the place ... the idea that they're floating about tax cuts is absurd, the public are crying out for public services" - Green Party co-leader James Shaw.

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