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Will the new Government's policies help or hurt the economy?

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The Reserve Bank has kept the Official Cash Rate at 5.5 per cent – and has stressed that our fight against inflation is not yet done.  
This comes as the country prepares for the new Government to step in and start making the big changes that were promised on the campaign trail.  
Luxon has pledged to slash public sector spending and has already done away with the Productivity Commission. He has further said that he wants to reduce the size of the public sector by around 5 per cent, meaning there’ll be far more jobs to go. 

So how much trouble is our economy in? Are there any signs that we could soon get relief from high mortgage rates? And will the widespread cuts to the public sector help or hinder the country?     
Today, Jenée Tibshraeny, NZ Herald Wellington business editor, wades into the messy economic picture facing the incoming Government.

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