It's taken some time for the PM to realise the price hikes have serious economic implications, our columnist writes.
Truck shops are a familiar sight in Porirua, with several finance companies all within a few minutes walking distance of each other.
In the last year, Turners and Growers in Hawke's Bay have employed 204 workers from the Ministry of Social Development’s books.
The measure will include a cap on the amount of interest that can be charged, as well as a cap on fees.
Gull NZ general manager David Bodger says taking a kicking from politicians from time to time is all part of the job.
"I need to get to the heart of the issue and that's what I'm intending to do," the PM told TVNZ1's Breakfast today.
The supermarket will still offer re-usable bags for sale for $1, which can be returned to the supermarket and replaced for free if they are damaged.
"Bridges would have realised that at some point he was going to have to confront Ross. To delay that day of reckoning was to damage both himself and the party," writes our columnist.