But AGM told of growing optimism about state of retail and Auckland office space.
"Govt should not own mining businesses, our restaurants or corner dairies or farms."
Greymouth mayor Tony Kokshoorn was among miners at parliament today protesting the job cuts at Spring Creek and Huntly east mines. | UPDATE No financial injection for Spring Creek mine.
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