Here's a summary of reactions:
Helen Kelly (CTU) - "mean"
Trevor Mallard (Labour) - "miserable"
John Ryall (SFWU) - "poverty wages"
Metiria Turei (Greens) - quotes last week's Herald poll as evidence that the public supported the rise to $15/hr - this poll - the slanted one
If the Government has managed to upset all of the above, we'd say they've got the mix just about right. So here's another:
Phil O'Reilly (Business NZ) - "probably reasonable in the circumstances"
Indeed - "in the circumstances" explains it far better than we could.