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What’s on RNZ News at midday – Apr 1

The Minister for Infrastructure Shane Jones, says building new roads could help address the looming unemployment crisis; and the head of the ANZ bank says 7000 customers have applied to defer mortgage repayments during the Covid-19 pandemic response.

1.Unemployment looks set to climb due to Covid-19 with the Finance Minister Grant Robertson acknowledging it will be greater than that experienced during the global financial crisis.

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