Finance Minister Grant Robertson says Rio Tinto knows its obligations.
"It is something that will be felt deeply by the people of Southland."
He says Labour will take its time announcing tax policy.
"I was moving in a fast-paced environment, trying to respond."
"Where's the driver of growth over this next few years, given all the money that's being spent?"
"I am going to be throwing around a lot of money."
"Like other countries, we must act quickly to protect our essential interests."
The measures will "only entrench inequalities that existed prior to the pandemic", Douglas argues.
Chris Farrelly says people who have never needed assistance are reaching out.
The Government needs to guarantee 100 percent of the debt, they say.
The industry's income has completely dried up.
The former Finance Minister worries his successor is waiting for Budget Day - three weeks away - to help businesses.
The country will find out on Monday if the lockdown is set to be extended.
A big emphasis will be on ensuring businesses have safety measures in place.
"It's going to be hard work and there are still going to be job losses - we're just going to do everything we can to limit those."
"We can be pretty proud."
"Even as we get back to zero, life won't be the same for some considerable time."
He's also standing by the Government's decision to boost the minimum wage.
He says coronavirus is an opportunity to drop the "stupid ideas that dragged this country down".
"We're here to cushion the blow."
Kiwis are expected to stay home as much as possible - yet many can no longer afford to keep a roof over their head.
About 180,000 applications for the subsidy have been received.
Dr Oliver Hartwich says countries like Italy are in danger of going bankrupt.
New Zealand's exchange drops 5 percent.
Fall comes as WHO declares virus a pandemic.
The virus is spreading, financial markets are in freefall and we are probably already in a recession.
Grant Robertson should do a mini-budget right now, writes Duncan Garner.
The Govt is preparing for the worst.
"If you'd had $20,000 in a conservative fund at the start of the year, that decision cost you $2500."
"The conservative Opposition is keen to abandon ship."