First one: Read this article from Granny and shudder. It's quite incredible. Even more so when you consider the signing of the declaration on indigenous rights.
Second one: Read this post of mine from December last year. I'm getting a little excited now after this Granny article (relevant quote below).
The fragile state of global economic markets could tip Alan Bollard's opinion in favour of holding the Official Cash Rate (OCR) steady until the July review if international markets flare up in the next two weeks, ANZ senior markets economist Khoon Goh warns.Ooohhh, I can't wait.