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Disruption in spades

If anyone had told Grant Robertson a few months ago that he’d be spending 4% of New Zealand’s gross domestic product in a single mini-Budget – and that’s just for openers – he’d probably have hidden under his bed and refused to come out.

Had the same augury told Jacinda Ardern, when she announced our September election, that that, frankly, was the least of her worries, she might have joined her finance minister under there.

As Woody Allen said, “You want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans.”

Just a few days ago, electoral fraud investigations, gang violence escalation, the All Blacks’

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