“We have got quite a significant increase in the funding for Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, which will
enable New Zealand Trade officials to do more at once because there will be more of them,” Mr Parker said.
The Minister was in The Indian Weekender studio on Friday, May 18, immediately after the budget announcement
in Parliament and spoke about a number of issues around the budget, ban on overseas buyers in NZ residential
market and the current state of the art of the bilateral talks on NZ-India FTA.
Here are some excerpts from the interview.
IWK: Do you think your Ministry of Economic Development has got enough resources in this budget to keep
our economy growing?