“…Prime Minister John Key says there should be no cause to worry about New Zealanders going to work in the Australian mining boom.
Australia contributed to 40 per cent of the economy and New Zealand wanted a strong Australia.
“We shouldn’t get despondent because the mining sector is booming in Australia and sucking a few people into that economy,” he said.
He also said that if you were shopping for countries, New Zealand would be a good prospect.
“If you were really going to go out and buy a country -
- why wouldn’t you want to buy New Zealand?..”
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