Look at what the Herald nearly forgot to tell you.
Progressive enterprises are to phase out their Woolworths and Foodtown branded stores over the next five years, at a cost of one billion dollars.
Well, ho hum you might think, as did Adolf. But because I'm bored I read all the way down to the end of the article and bugger me dead, right at the very end, tacked on as an afterthought, was this gem.
"Through its investment, Progressive would create 2000 to 3000 permanent new jobs. It employed more than 18,000 people now."
Would anyone hazard a guess at the headline if the report had read:-
"Through its investment, Progressive would cut 2000 to 3000 permanent jobs. It employed more than 18,000 people now."
My goodness, what are the lefties going to do about this? An evil money grubbing multinational Australian based company investing a billion dollars in NZ to create THREE THOUSAND NEW JOBS?
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