Clark warning after support grows for Anzac dollar


Link to source   23rd April 2007 By Fran O’Sullivan

Surprise, surprise -John Key is pushing for a shared currency with Australia.

Should we have a shared currency with Australia?

Half of New Zealanders want a common trans-tasman currency, says a poll issued last night in Australia.

The UMR poll reveals 49 per cent of New Zealanders favour a shared dollar, against 41 per cent of Australians.

That is a dramatic change since 2000 when only 29 per cent of New Zealanders supported such a change.

But Prime Minister Helen Clark warned today that a common transtasman currency would mean New Zealand adopting the Australian dollar.

“The convergence of trying to bring the two together could be quite rough on the smaller party,” she said.
For the full article, refer the link to the NZHerald above.

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