Here are the eight news events that mattered this week in New Zealand's political economy.
May 28 decision - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday the Government and industry leaders would have to make a decision within seven days on whether to try to keep eradicating mycoplasma bovis, or whether to accept it is here to stay and manage its effects. A final decision looks set to be made at next Monday's cabinet meeting, which is just four days before the June 1 'Gypsy Day' when sharemilkers move thousands of cows around the country.
Here is the news that mattered this morning in New Zealand's political economy, including a looming decision on dealing with mycoplasma bovis, the start of printing of Budget 2018, a blowout in the state housing needs list, Shane Jones' latest attack on Air New Zealand and North Korea's threat to the nuclear summit next month.
The arrival of Mycoplasma bovis has been a huge wake-up call for the country’s animal tracing system. David Williams reports on the drive to improve it.
Here is the news that mattered this morning in New Zealand's political economy, including news M.Bovis has spread into the heart of the country's biggest dairy region,