The following charts come from the team at Trading Economics.
The New Zealand Dollar rose from 0.39 U.S. dollars in 2000 to 0.83 U.S. dollars today.
The 10 year New Zealand government bond fell from a consistent 6% over the last 13 years to 3% after a recent sharp decline.
Government debt to GDP rose from 17.4% in 2008 up to 37% in 2012.
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