8. Thursday's pick of the political and economic news links

Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Thursday morning:

Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Fly-in Chinese workers approved for Auckland hotel build

Brian Easton (Briefing Papers): Is the Government Austerian?

David Williams (Newsroom): Irrigation funding cut to spout millions

Zac Fleming (RNZ): Sixteen retail chains accused of underpaying staff

Michael Morrah (Newshub): Labour hire firm employee resigns after migrant worker investigation

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