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Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

miningweekly Friday, January 15, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s news is particularly welcome given the economic uncertainty created by the global covid-19 pandemic,” External link

mining Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The level of information ... we have about the state of the site, the impact of the operations on the environment, we just don't have all the information that we want on that," External link

nzherald Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Understanding the extent of the environmental impact of the smelter and removal of toxic waste from this site remain a bottom line for the Government," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the Government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s news is particularly welcome given the economic uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand’s strong economy compared to the rest of the world, and steady political system, means this country is a great place to do business, and we welcome this commitment from Rio to continue its operations in Southland for the next four years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The economic bounce back is a result of our decision to go hard and early during the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is further confirmation that our decision to move quickly to protect our people and our economy was the right one, as COVID-19 took hold overseas. We used our strong balance sheet to support our workers and businesses through lockdowns as well as keeping in place a buffer in the case of a resurgence," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economic bounce back was a result of our decision to act swiftly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is further confirmation that our decision to move quickly to protect our people and our economy was the right one, as COVID-19 took hold overseas. We used our strong balance sheet to support our workers and businesses through lockdowns as well as keeping in place a buffer in the case of a resurgence,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The economic bounce back was a result of our decision to act swiftly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to thank all the parties involved for working together to come to this agreement," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : “A recuperação da economia é um resultado da nossa decisão de atuar forte e rapidamente durante a pandemia da covid-19” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : "A recuperação da economia é um resultado da nossa decisão de actuar forte e rapidamente durante a pandemia da covid-19" External link

angop Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a process that is unique and innovative and one that provides for consensus decision making,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is important to see this for what it is, it is a unique settlement outside of the treaty settlement process … we’ve done the right thing in this situation,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to a better than expected economic recovery,” “While New Zealand’s economy contracted in 2020, it is forecast to rebound strongly in 2021, outperforming regions we compare ourselves to like the euro zone, the United Kingdom and Japan” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "This is an innovative and unique solution for these unique circumstances but I believe it is the right thing to do," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I believe we've come up with a solution that is appropriate to the circumstances of this whenua. It is something where we have involved as many of those who have an interest as possible," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Let's be very clear - this is not part of the treaty settlement process and that is acknowledged by Kīngitanga and by the parties to the agreement so it's quite different from that," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “A Memorandum of Understanding (He Pūmautanga) has been signed by the Kīngitanga, the Crown and Auckland Council which sets out how parties will work together to decide the future of the land,” External link

Stuff Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We acknowledge the decision, by Heritage New Zealand to extend the classification in regard to this land, will have some impact on what happens," External link

voxy Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to thank all the parties involved for working together to come to this agreement," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economic bounce back is a result of our decision to go hard and early during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported more than 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions of dollars into infrastructure, training and creating jobs," External link

voxy Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures,” External link

laht Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While things are looking better we are coming back from a very low base of where we thought we might end up," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They are the most significant asset that most people hold and significant shocks in terms of drops in house prices would have a major effect on the economy," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course the pandemic is not the only risk to the global outlook," "Ongoing trade and geopolitical tensions, in particular tensions between China and the United States, have the capacity to affect growth and lead to higher levels of volatility" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "PAYE revenue is expected to be higher the forecast period, mainly because of a stronger outlook for employment and wage growth. GST forecasts are up partly due to strengthening consumer confidence," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course the pandemic is not the only risk to the global outlook," "Ongoing trade and geopolitical tensions, in particular tensions between China and the United States, have the capacity to affect growth and lead to higher levels of volatility" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Dr Nana’s appointment will bolster the Commission’s efforts to deliver on the full breadth of its mandate,” “I want to ensure that the Commission, like the Government, looks beyond GDP to find its measures of success, and has the wellbeing of current and future generations of New Zealanders front of mind as it generates new knowledge and advice,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Dr Nana’s appointment will bolster the Commission’s efforts to deliver on the full breadth of its mandate,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We want to provide certainty to businesses and workers about what support will be available in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’re also keeping the Leave Support Scheme and adding to it by introducing a new Short-term Absence Payment to also cover eligible workers needing to stay at home while awaiting a COVID-19 test result. This will be a one-off payment of $350 to employers to pay workers who need to stay home while awaiting a test or while someone who is their dependent is doing so, in accordance with public health advice," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Reserve Bank is only one player in this, but everybody needs to be involved if we are going to make sure there is an affordable housing market," External link

newshub Friday, December 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "It's been a really challenging year for a lot of people and I absolutely accept that. But I don't think we can retrospectively go back now on that," External link

newshub Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson explained : "If you think about this project and the way that it's gonna build this city and build this nation, I think Dame Whina's name is so appropriate in that way," External link

newshub Friday, December 4, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I will be working closely with the ministers in these areas to make sure there is an inclusive recovery and rebuild," External link

newshub Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Net core crown debt was 31.5% of GDP, this was $3.1 billion less than forecast. This compares to the current advanced economies average of more than 90%. Debt servicing costs remain low and are forecast to stay that way,” “Overall, the Government accounts are holding up well, which is a result of the Government’s action to support the New Zealand economy through a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Overall, the Government accounts are holding up well, which is a result of the Government’s action to support the New Zealand economy through a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock,” External link

Stuff Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is also about keeping a lid on debt while ensuring we can maintain our investment in health and education. For 98 percent of earners there won't be any change," "It's important to remember too that this is for individual income," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the campaign we were very clear we weren’t going to do that [raise the trust rate],” “If we do see a spike in the use of trusts then we will be prepared to act to align the trust rate,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “At the time we were keen not to push further dollars towards property investment and do anything that might inflame the housing market,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We lifted the allowable turnover to $200 million and we did want to make it available to a wider range of businesses,” “Clearly, the original incarnation of the scheme hadn’t worked as we’d expected it to” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are looking to Treasury for some advice on the current settings in the housing market in response to the rapid escalation in house prices" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are looking to Treasury for some advice on the current settings in the housing market in response to the rapid escalation in house prices" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I find the Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson to be a man of immense wisdom, kindness, and compassion,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “No decisions have been made yet. People are getting ahead of themselves,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is intended to give businesses time to explore options for continuing to trade, when they might otherwise have been liquidated by their creditors," External link

nzherald Monday, November 30, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As long as people have obeyed the criteria and followed the rules, they are entitled to the money," External link

newshub Monday, November 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "It's not economic for the banks to keep branches open absolutely everywhere," "So rather than nothing, we have the possibility of a hub like this" External link

newshub Friday, November 27, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is plenty of policy space outside of the things we have ruled out in terms of what we can do around affordable housing,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson recalled : “He said: I think it’s funny enough that you don’t need this joke,’” External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "One of the questions we've asked the Treasury is to tell how they think that policy is going," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're living in an area with 15-20 percent house price inflation being a prospect. We have to be calling on all of the tools that are available across Government. The Finance Minister is promising to pull out every stop - except one. He's sticking to his guns on tax - no wealth tax, no capital gains tax. " External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As a Government we are well aware that the housing market is performing in completely the opposite way to what economists were expecting before the election," "We are also aware that while rising house prices can create a wealth effect for homeowners it is increasingly difficult for many first home buyers to get into the market" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : “I believe it is right that we consider how these tools might be impacting on the housing market, with particular regard to housing price inflation,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

trust Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am concerned that the recent rapid escalation in house prices, and forecasts for this to continue, are affecting the government's ability to meet the economic objectives set out in the remit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What National was proposing was actually directly intervening and directing the Reserve Bank around a specific programme, the Funding for Lending Programme," "What I'm doing is appropriately using the tools that we do have at our disposal... The actual operations of monetary policy, I still believe in the independence of the Reserve Bank to do that" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

trust2 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The cost of servicing this debt remains very low by historical standards. During the 2019/20 year, the Government borrowed at record low interest rates for long-term infrastructure investments to future-proof the economy, boost productivity and create jobs," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I have also sought advice on further demand side measures that can add to the initiatives that we have already taken. I expect to receive that advice towards the end of the year, and will discuss it with Cabinet as soon as possible after that,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We were in a good economic position going into the COVID-19 health crisis which helped, but it was also the decisions made during that time which have meant the economy has not collapsed as predicted,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The cost of servicing this debt remains very low by historical standards. During the 2019/20 year, the Government borrowed at record low interest rates for long-term infrastructure investments to future-proof the economy, boost productivity and create jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Private media are critical in supporting the production of news and journalism and ensuring our democracy has a strong and independent fourth estate,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 23, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “We also recognise our responsibility to have the best possible training facilities, playing facilities and changing facilities,” External link

newshub Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Facilities that are tailored for men are not always right for women, and part of this funding is about changing that, so we are good hosts for the world’s best women’s players in 2022," External link

voxy Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This compares to the average for advanced economies before COVID of about 80 percent. Debt servicing costs remain low and are forecast to stay that way,” External link

laht Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government’s decision that the best economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one,” “There was no playbook for this health crisis, and we acted swiftly as the situation unfolded to support our businesses and workers. Those decisions helped us keep kiwis in jobs and mean we are now in a strong position to drive the economic recovery,” External link

laht Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tax revenue was 2.1 billion NZ dollars (1.43 billion U.S. dollars) above the PREFU (Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update) 2020 forecast. About 1.2 billion NZ dollars of that total came from GST (Goods and Services Tax), showing consumers were spending, reflecting their confidence in the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government's decision that the best economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government’s decision that the best economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Core Crown expenses were $1.1 billion below forecast, and the operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) was $3.3 billion less than forecast," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Better than expected, would be the way that I phrase it," External link

nzherald Monday, November 9, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The unemployment data today shows the Government's decision to focus the COVID-19 recovery and rebuild plan on jobs is working," "This is still a difficult time for many New Zealanders, and we are working hard alongside them to create new work and training opportunities" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The unemployment data today shows the Government’s decision to focus the COVID-19 recovery and rebuild plan on jobs is working. This is still a difficult time for many New Zealanders, and we are working hard alongside them to create new work and training opportunities," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Back in May, the Treasury forecast unemployment would hit 9.8% or 268,000 people during the September quarter. The number today was 117,000 fewer unemployed than that. This shows the investments being made through the COVID Response and Recovery Fund are targeted at the right areas - creating jobs, investing in infrastructure and helping people retrain for new jobs," "The Government has also provided certainty and stability with the COVID health response, despite constant calls to chop and change direction. The health response means New Zealand’s economy is one of the most open in the world due to strong testing and tracing systems and a stable plan for dealing with COVID" External link

voxy Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling," "So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role" External link

missoulian Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Minister of Transport is still the Minister of Transport,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We have to deliver and that delivery will come down to us coordinating our activity well," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I’ll have more to say about monetary policy and other matters shortly. I intend to meet with the Reserve Bank Governor within the next few days,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We respect the independence of the Reserve Bank, but clearly monetary and fiscal policy in Covid-19 continue to have to work together,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It was more for the fact that during the election period it’s not possible for me to have the close working relationship I had in the Covid period with the Governor and I just want to get that going quickly,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It’s all about the communication and the way we understand what each other’s plans are and the way they work together,” “As you’ll understand, things that both the governor and I say can move the market so we’re very careful about what gets said in public, but it is important that there is a clear and open dialogue between us about what we do” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role” External link

samoaobserver Monday, November 2, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I’ll keep doing my job the way that I’ve been doing it, but I’m very proud to have the role” External link

expressindia Monday, November 2, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Jacinda Ardern ) : "Taking on the Deputy Prime Minister role in addition to [Finance Minister] just provides another way in which I can provide support to Jacinda," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm not stepping into his shoes," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it is important to acknowledge, particularly for the younger members of the rainbow community, that they can see members of their communities taking on roles like being Deputy Prime Minister," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 2, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean sectors like agritech and the digital sector have long-term, industry-led plans, supported by the Government, for how they will expand," "This will create new opportunities, for example in robotics, AI and other technologies to boost productivity and make the economy more sustainable" External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our focus is on increasing the minimum wage and supporting low-income New Zealanders, because these people spend money in their local small businesses and stimulate their communities' economies," External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "It's important for New Zealand to take a long-term approach to infrastructure investment. That's why we set up the Infrastructure Commission to lay out a 30-year plan for New Zealand's infrastructure requirements," "We've also put in place new mechanisms to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure through the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act. [We] put in place a National Policy Statement on Urban Development, which will encourage councils to build up as well as out so our cities can plan better" External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's why we're raising a bit of extra revenue from the top 2 percent of New Zealanders, to support these services and the recovery to help keep a lid on debt and continue our responsible management of the Government's books," External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Kelvin Davis ) : "I totally support Kelvin, I mean he is the deputy leader of the Labour Party and he will remain the deputy leader of the Labour Party, I'm sure," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to acknowledge right now your hard work and the work of your teams and your whānau. That is a big part of why you're here. You are going to be a great class," "I've already made the joke about three times but I'm feeling much healthier already - we've got GPS, we've got midwives - we're covering all the bases. All of you bring something really special to this caucus and I can't wait to get on with it" External link

newshub Monday, October 19, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Blokes like us, it'd be hard to go vegan - would you go vegan with me?" External link

newshub Monday, October 19, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Those rules around what happens on election day haven’t changed in line with the rules we now have on voting,” “As our election process evolves, there probably will need to be a time when we look at what actually happens on the day” External link

guardian Friday, October 16, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In Australia when you go up to the polling booth everyone’s putting things in your hands and all that carry-on,” “I’m not sure how much people would want that” External link

guardian Friday, October 16, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "If you're someone who values stability and consistency in these uncertain times, and maybe you've backed John Key or Bill English before, this is a message for you," "There's too much at stake right now to vote for National. They're unstable, they've had three leaders in three months, 19 resignations, a string of different positions on the border, and they've published a budget full of mistakes" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean sectors like agritech and the digital sector have long-term, industry-led plans, supported by the Government, for how they will expand," "This will create new opportunities, for example in robotics, AI and other technologies to boost productivity and make the economy more sustainable" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our focus is on increasing the minimum wage and supporting low-income New Zealanders, because these people spend money in their local small businesses and stimulate their communities' economies," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "It's important for New Zealand to take a long-term approach to infrastructure investment. That's why we set up the Infrastructure Commission to lay out a 30-year plan for New Zealand's infrastructure requirements," "We've also put in place new mechanisms to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure through the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act. [We] put in place a National Policy Statement on Urban Development, which will encourage councils to build up as well as out so our cities can plan better" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's why we're raising a bit of extra revenue from the top 2 percent of New Zealanders, to support these services and the recovery to help keep a lid on debt and continue our responsible management of the Government's books," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They've lurched from leader to leader to leader," External link

newshub Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We've got nearly half a billion dollars returned by people who their circumstances weren't quite what they thought they'd be,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If we’re actually able to move to that safe travel zone then it opens up an enormous amount of capacity within our managed isolation facilities,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “All of that builds up to allow us to bring more people into New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It does offer people opportunity to fit voting around their days and lives," "In the old days not many people worked on Saturdays, and a lot of people do work on Saturdays now. I just think it suits and fits the way we live our lives... It's increasingly popular. If it wasn't needed or wasn't wanted, it wouldn't be happening" External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In Australia when you go up to the polling booth everyone's putting things in your hands and all that carry-on," "I'm not sure how much people would want that" External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yesterday Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email, that is untrue and the party's spokesperson didn't seem to know anything about it or support it," "I challenge Judith Collins to release the policy and evidence it has in fact been worked on for weeks to prove she hasn't misled New Zealanders. If she can't, then it raises serious questions around the accuracy of her statement" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : “Yesterda,y Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email that is untrue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : “Yesterda,y Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email that is untrue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As a government we will continue to invest in capital beyond this investment, particularly in health, education and through local government, but our allocated investment to date shows a pipeline of infrastructure investments that we will roll out across the South Island," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know the next few years will be hard as we continue to fight our way out of COVID-19, but we are committed to making sure our diverse communities aren’t left behind as we recover," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The only pathway that is possible for National is through ACT, and so both National and ACT have to take responsibility not only for the mistakes they've made, but also for the cuts to public services that would be required," External link

newshub Monday, October 5, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It would pose enormous challenges, morally and legally - I suspect there would even need to be a law change to make it happen” External link

Stuff Monday, October 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "The only path for success for National and Judith Collins at the election will be through an increasingly powerful ACT Party whose economic plan is a cocktail of radical spending cuts and rolling back of COVID-19 support measures," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I will be voting in favour. I'm in the camp of people that believe that the smoking of cannabis is going to happen, and it's happened for many decades in New Zealand," External link

newshub Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "What Judith Collins is proposing would inject an enormous amount of uncertainty into businesses at a time when they are craving certainty," "And for someone who represents a party that purports to understand business, to inject that lack of confidence, I think is extraordinary" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "2020 hindsight is great, but I don't think we can undo the deal that we've done here," "I think that would have a huge undermining of business confidence, and I'm very surprised that somebody from a party that supports business, would propose what Judith Collins is doing" External link

newshub Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Labour’s fiscal plan is responsible, balanced and costed. It makes sure enough money is set aside to handle cost pressures in essential services like health and education, while keeping to the debt reduction track already set out in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU)," External link

voxy Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, is facing a 1-in-100 year shock due to the impacts of COVID-19. Labour’s plan balances the need to keep debt under control while making sure services like health and education are protected from cuts," External link

voxy Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time to be promising irresponsible tax cuts and New Zealanders know it. National wants to put our essential public services at risk at a time when we need them the most," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is particularly pleasing to see the lift in the number of women in filled jobs - up 0.6 percent or 6,684 jobs, compared with 0.2 percent or 2,212 jobs for men," External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

newstalkzb Monday, September 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's now spreading out to different regions around the country," External link

newshub Monday, September 28, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These errors are ruining National's credibility," External link

newshub Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The fact is there is one number - so what?" External link

newshub Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “New Zealand Cricket has received government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer ... beginning with the West Indies and Pakistan`s men`s teams in November, December and January. A press conference to announce the details of the upcoming summer`s international ... schedule will be held early next week". Apart from the series involving Pakistan and West Indies, New Zealand Cricket is also hoping to host Bangladesh in limited overs internationals as well as the Australian women’s team in February when New Zealand would have been staging the now postponed 50-overs World Cup. All sports resuming. Not just cricket, but sports of all kinds is slowly making a comeback in New Zealand. Speaking to Reuters, New Zealand Minister of Sport Grant Robertson said Netball New Zealand had also been given permission to resume hosting international matches but that all incoming teams would be subject to strict protocols. New Zealand will also host Australia in two Bledisloe Cup rugby internationals in Wellington and Auckland next month. Getting teams into managed isolation and allowing them to train and be competitive has not been an easy task. While sports teams will be operating within a bubble, safety will be ensured through the provision of normal infection prevention control mechanisms like physical separation, normal hygiene practices and PPE. Training facilities will also be secure, safe and isolated,” External link

dnaindia Friday, September 25, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A lot of hard work has been undertaken by sports officials including New Zealand Cricket, Netball New Zealand and government officials to ensure that international sport can return safely to New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "Paul Goldsmith only has $814 million for all new cost pressures across the entire Government Budget next year, and $704 million the year after," External link

newshub Friday, September 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : “Paul has left $800m for everything, health, education, police, the lot,” “The things that are left in his budget are the extras, he’s not funding the basics here,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “What we want to see is a period of sustained moderation in house prices,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "All of what Paul [Goldsmith] is describing comes from a completely unaffordable irresponsible plan that won't deliver in the long term," "You can't sit on the sidelines like you did for nine years and let things get worse" External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "All of what Paul [Goldsmith] is describing comes from a completely unaffordable irresponsible plan that won't deliver in the long term," "You can't sit on the sidelines like you did for nine years and let things get worse" External link

nzherald Friday, September 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National is a mess. It’s clear that the constant changes in leadership and the instability within the party is leading to basic mistakes. It’s hard to imagine Bill English or John Key not picking up on the need to fund inflation and population changes," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "You can’t trust National with health. At the moment the very small amount set aside is looking a lot like their latest budget mistake," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our farmers and growers are supporting our economic recovery by earning top dollar based on a reputation of sustainable food production. The smart thing to do is to keep supporting this success," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "She has more courage and intellect than you will ever have," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Those three things don’t add up,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The court decision provides us with greater clarity on this issue but as we are now in the pre-election period decisions on options for how Southern Response could best respond to other affected policyholders will take place in earnest post-election," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The idea of people washing their hands, it should be happening all the time. The idea of people wearing masks, you can see that people taking on that idea more often – and people being more careful about not going out when they’re sick, for example, they’re all things we’d want to happen anyway,” External link

Stuff Monday, September 21, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson announced : "National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan" External link

nzherald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson announced : "National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan" External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's policy is desperate, irresponsible and unaffordable," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If National can’t even do the basics required on their own policy costings, they cannot be trusted to run the country. Making mistakes like this have real world consequences that New Zealand does not need in this challenging time in our history” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's policy is desperate, irresponsible and unaffordable," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson affirme ( about Neo Zelandais ) : “Il est clair que c’est parce que les Néo-Zélandais ont soutenu la stratégie adoptée par le gouvernement qu’elle a été couronnée de succès” External link

courrierinternational Friday, September 18, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is not the actions of a responsible party," "It's clearly been done in a desperate way" External link

newshub Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is not the actions of a responsible party," "It's clearly been done in a desperate way" External link

newshub Friday, September 18, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “National is a shambles, with multiple leaders, incoherent policy this year and growing factions,” “They both want to increase spending, reduce revenue and dramatically reduce debt. You can’t do all of those things at once credibly and I think their plan is lost somewhere in that triangle” External link

guardian Friday, September 18, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are coming back strongly from this," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 18, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On current polling, if National are to have any hope of forming a Government, ACT will have to play a big role. ACT’s radical austerity plan puts popular programmes like KiwiSaver, Superannuation, the Winter Energy Payment and Working for Families at risk, right at a time when people need certainty and continuity," External link

voxy Friday, September 18, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is no way that any political party could claim that there would not have been a recession in New Zealand during this period,” “This is a one-in-100-year global economic shock” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Sharp economic decline was no surprise, but the government's measures such as the wage subsidy, business loans, and other schemes had cushioned the impact and laid the foundation for the rebound," External link

aa-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Economic forecasting is always more of an art than a science," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This result was better than the treasury forecast of 16% and at the lower end of other commentators’ expectations,” “The June quarter includes almost the entire time New Zealand was in alert level 4 which we moved into on March 26 so this result is not surprising” External link

guardian Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The June quarter includes almost the entire time New Zealand was in alert level 4 which we moved into on March 26, so this result is not surprising. Going hard and early means that we can come back faster and stronger," "We already know we have bounced back since the end of June, with the New Zealand activity index in July up 2 percent on the same period last year. Electronic card spending was also 11 percent higher in July than the same period in 2019" External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result was better than the Treasury forecast of 16% released yesterday and at the lower end of other commentators’ expectations," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The lives and livelihoods of New Zealander’s are our top priority. The Government acted swiftly to put the country into lockdown and protect our people when COVID-19 arrived," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's not where we're heading at this time," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is a balance of all of those factors - being careful with our spending, making sure that we do grow the economy sustainably - and we do have a plan for that," "All of those things together will get us through this [COVID-19]" External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : "Isso incluirá financiamento das atividades necessárias para manter nosso país funcionando. Mas dedicaremos grande parte de nossos recursos para iniciar essa recuperação" External link

em Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson déclaré : «La Nouvelle-Zélande et l’Australie peuvent travailler en équipe pour faire quelque chose d’unique et de classe mondiale, en créant aussi un héritage pour les femmes et pour le football dans nos pays, et en Asie et Océanie» External link

lesoirdalgerie Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister7.05%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
finance minister6.17%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
minister for sports0.66%EN11/30/201730/11/2017
mp6.17%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
new finance minister1.10%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
sports minister0.44%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
finance spokesman27.09%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
spokesman23.79%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
finance spokesperson9.47%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
spokesperson6.61%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
labour mp5.29%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
green party leader0.44%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
employment spokesman0.88%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
lawmaker0.66%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
colleague0.22%EN02/01/201701/02/2017
senior labour mp0.22%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
employment spokesperson0.44%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
mp for wellington0.22%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
shadow finance spokesman0.22%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
leader0.44%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
deputy leader1.54%EN11/01/201301/11/2013
rival0.88%EN09/17/201317/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Grant RobertsonEN100.00%


 
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Grant Robertson replied ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I find the Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson to be a man of immense wisdom, kindness, and compassion,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “Actually track records, promises, a way through to not so much [debt] – actually we're the only ones with it,” “Labour ... haven't actually put out any plan to grow the economy and I just think it's staggering, they're spending all their time trying to find something wrong with ours. But ours has all been independently verified by economists. Actually, I just think it's [Labour finance spokesman] Grant Robertson trying to spin that he doesn't have a plan himself” External link

Stuff Monday, September 28, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins says ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's just a typical thing from the Labour Party finance spokesperson [Grant Robertson] the 'Minister of Misinformation'," External link

newshub Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “New Zealand Cricket has received government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer ... beginning with the West Indies and Pakistan`s men`s teams in November, December and January. A press conference to announce the details of the upcoming summer`s international ... schedule will be held early next week". Apart from the series involving Pakistan and West Indies, New Zealand Cricket is also hoping to host Bangladesh in limited overs internationals as well as the Australian women’s team in February when New Zealand would have been staging the now postponed 50-overs World Cup. All sports resuming. Not just cricket, but sports of all kinds is slowly making a comeback in New Zealand. Speaking to Reuters, New Zealand Minister of Sport Grant Robertson said Netball New Zealand had also been given permission to resume hosting international matches but that all incoming teams would be subject to strict protocols. New Zealand will also host Australia in two Bledisloe Cup rugby internationals in Wellington and Auckland next month. Getting teams into managed isolation and allowing them to train and be competitive has not been an easy task. While sports teams will be operating within a bubble, safety will be ensured through the provision of normal infection prevention control mechanisms like physical separation, normal hygiene practices and PPE. Training facilities will also be secure, safe and isolated,” External link

dnaindia Friday, September 25, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "He's [Robertson] acting like a trainspotter; if things haven't been labelled in exactly the way he expects it to be labelled, he gets all excited," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "He's [Robertson] acting like a trainspotter; if things haven't been labelled in exactly the way he expects it to be labelled, he gets all excited," External link

nzherald Friday, September 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith told ( about Grant Robertson ) : "As Grant Robertson helpfully pointed out, we based our fiscal plan on contributions to the Super Fund based on Budget figures, and turned out there was a slight change with the PREFU figures," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Megan Woods said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "I am pleased for Mr and Mrs Dodds that this process is now concluded for them. We acknowledge that this has been a difficult process for them, and Minister Robertson and I have again extended a sincere apology to them for the fact that they had to go through this appeal process," "As we explained when the decision was made to appeal the High Court decision, this appeal was never about just Mr and Mrs Dodds’ individual case, but about needing greater clarity from the courts on how to fairly apply the findings to other policyholders in a similar situation" External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith told ( about Grant Robertson ) : "As Grant Robertson helpfully pointed out, we based our fiscal plan on contributions to the Super Fund based on Budget figures, and turned out there was a slight change with the PREFU figures," External link

newshub Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Treasury has got sloppy under Grant Robertson's watch," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

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Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

miningweekly Friday, January 15, 2021 5:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s news is particularly welcome given the economic uncertainty created by the global covid-19 pandemic,” External link

mining Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

miningweekly Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The level of information ... we have about the state of the site, the impact of the operations on the environment, we just don't have all the information that we want on that," External link

nzherald Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Understanding the extent of the environmental impact of the smelter and removal of toxic waste from this site remain a bottom line for the Government," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed to working on a managed transition with the local community,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The four-year deal will help protect jobs and incomes in Southland and provides a timeline for the Southland community to work alongside the Government to map out a clear transition plan for the region for the time the Tiwai smelter is shut down,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s news is particularly welcome given the economic uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 pandemic. New Zealand’s strong economy compared to the rest of the world, and steady political system, means this country is a great place to do business, and we welcome this commitment from Rio to continue its operations in Southland for the next four years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The economic bounce back is a result of our decision to go hard and early during the Covid-19 pandemic,” External link

guardian Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is further confirmation that our decision to move quickly to protect our people and our economy was the right one, as COVID-19 took hold overseas. We used our strong balance sheet to support our workers and businesses through lockdowns as well as keeping in place a buffer in the case of a resurgence," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economic bounce back was a result of our decision to act swiftly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is further confirmation that our decision to move quickly to protect our people and our economy was the right one, as COVID-19 took hold overseas. We used our strong balance sheet to support our workers and businesses through lockdowns as well as keeping in place a buffer in the case of a resurgence,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The economic bounce back was a result of our decision to act swiftly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to thank all the parties involved for working together to come to this agreement," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : “A recuperação da economia é um resultado da nossa decisão de atuar forte e rapidamente durante a pandemia da covid-19” External link

diarioeconomico Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : "A recuperação da economia é um resultado da nossa decisão de actuar forte e rapidamente durante a pandemia da covid-19" External link

angop Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a process that is unique and innovative and one that provides for consensus decision making,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is important to see this for what it is, it is a unique settlement outside of the treaty settlement process … we’ve done the right thing in this situation,” External link

guardian Thursday, December 17, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to a better than expected economic recovery,” “While New Zealand’s economy contracted in 2020, it is forecast to rebound strongly in 2021, outperforming regions we compare ourselves to like the euro zone, the United Kingdom and Japan” External link

msn-uk Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "This is an innovative and unique solution for these unique circumstances but I believe it is the right thing to do," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I believe we've come up with a solution that is appropriate to the circumstances of this whenua. It is something where we have involved as many of those who have an interest as possible," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Let's be very clear - this is not part of the treaty settlement process and that is acknowledged by Kīngitanga and by the parties to the agreement so it's quite different from that," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “A Memorandum of Understanding (He Pūmautanga) has been signed by the Kīngitanga, the Crown and Auckland Council which sets out how parties will work together to decide the future of the land,” External link

Stuff Thursday, December 17, 2020 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We acknowledge the decision, by Heritage New Zealand to extend the classification in regard to this land, will have some impact on what happens," External link

voxy Thursday, December 17, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to thank all the parties involved for working together to come to this agreement," External link

newshub Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economic bounce back is a result of our decision to go hard and early during the COVID-19 pandemic. We supported more than 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions of dollars into infrastructure, training and creating jobs," External link

voxy Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures," External link

nzherald Thursday, December 17, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Global economic activity is expected to continue to recover over the rest of the forecast period, although the pace of recovery is likely to be uneven as countries contend with renewed virus outbreaks and the resulting containment measures,” External link

laht Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While things are looking better we are coming back from a very low base of where we thought we might end up," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They are the most significant asset that most people hold and significant shocks in terms of drops in house prices would have a major effect on the economy," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course the pandemic is not the only risk to the global outlook," "Ongoing trade and geopolitical tensions, in particular tensions between China and the United States, have the capacity to affect growth and lead to higher levels of volatility" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, December 16, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "PAYE revenue is expected to be higher the forecast period, mainly because of a stronger outlook for employment and wage growth. GST forecasts are up partly due to strengthening consumer confidence," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 16, 2020 5:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course the pandemic is not the only risk to the global outlook," "Ongoing trade and geopolitical tensions, in particular tensions between China and the United States, have the capacity to affect growth and lead to higher levels of volatility" External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 16, 2020 4:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Dr Nana’s appointment will bolster the Commission’s efforts to deliver on the full breadth of its mandate,” “I want to ensure that the Commission, like the Government, looks beyond GDP to find its measures of success, and has the wellbeing of current and future generations of New Zealanders front of mind as it generates new knowledge and advice,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Dr Nana’s appointment will bolster the Commission’s efforts to deliver on the full breadth of its mandate,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, December 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We want to provide certainty to businesses and workers about what support will be available in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’re also keeping the Leave Support Scheme and adding to it by introducing a new Short-term Absence Payment to also cover eligible workers needing to stay at home while awaiting a COVID-19 test result. This will be a one-off payment of $350 to employers to pay workers who need to stay home while awaiting a test or while someone who is their dependent is doing so, in accordance with public health advice," External link

voxy Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We had some good work done on this and now we have got to do some wokr and understand that but we are absolutely committed to make sure we deliver this further," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Reserve Bank is only one player in this, but everybody needs to be involved if we are going to make sure there is an affordable housing market," External link

newshub Friday, December 11, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "It's been a really challenging year for a lot of people and I absolutely accept that. But I don't think we can retrospectively go back now on that," External link

newshub Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson explained : "If you think about this project and the way that it's gonna build this city and build this nation, I think Dame Whina's name is so appropriate in that way," External link

newshub Friday, December 4, 2020 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I will be working closely with the ministers in these areas to make sure there is an inclusive recovery and rebuild," External link

newshub Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Net core crown debt was 31.5% of GDP, this was $3.1 billion less than forecast. This compares to the current advanced economies average of more than 90%. Debt servicing costs remain low and are forecast to stay that way,” “Overall, the Government accounts are holding up well, which is a result of the Government’s action to support the New Zealand economy through a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Overall, the Government accounts are holding up well, which is a result of the Government’s action to support the New Zealand economy through a once-in-a-lifetime economic shock,” External link

Stuff Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is also about keeping a lid on debt while ensuring we can maintain our investment in health and education. For 98 percent of earners there won't be any change," "It's important to remember too that this is for individual income," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the campaign we were very clear we weren’t going to do that [raise the trust rate],” “If we do see a spike in the use of trusts then we will be prepared to act to align the trust rate,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “At the time we were keen not to push further dollars towards property investment and do anything that might inflame the housing market,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We lifted the allowable turnover to $200 million and we did want to make it available to a wider range of businesses,” “Clearly, the original incarnation of the scheme hadn’t worked as we’d expected it to” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are looking to Treasury for some advice on the current settings in the housing market in response to the rapid escalation in house prices" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are looking to Treasury for some advice on the current settings in the housing market in response to the rapid escalation in house prices" External link

nzherald Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I find the Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson to be a man of immense wisdom, kindness, and compassion,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “No decisions have been made yet. People are getting ahead of themselves,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is intended to give businesses time to explore options for continuing to trade, when they might otherwise have been liquidated by their creditors," External link

nzherald Monday, November 30, 2020 7:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As long as people have obeyed the criteria and followed the rules, they are entitled to the money," External link

newshub Monday, November 30, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "It's not economic for the banks to keep branches open absolutely everywhere," "So rather than nothing, we have the possibility of a hub like this" External link

newshub Friday, November 27, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is plenty of policy space outside of the things we have ruled out in terms of what we can do around affordable housing,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson recalled : “He said: I think it’s funny enough that you don’t need this joke,’” External link

Stuff Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "One of the questions we've asked the Treasury is to tell how they think that policy is going," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're living in an area with 15-20 percent house price inflation being a prospect. We have to be calling on all of the tools that are available across Government. The Finance Minister is promising to pull out every stop - except one. He's sticking to his guns on tax - no wealth tax, no capital gains tax. " External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As a Government we are well aware that the housing market is performing in completely the opposite way to what economists were expecting before the election," "We are also aware that while rising house prices can create a wealth effect for homeowners it is increasingly difficult for many first home buyers to get into the market" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : “I believe it is right that we consider how these tools might be impacting on the housing market, with particular regard to housing price inflation,” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

dhakatribune Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

trust Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am concerned that the recent rapid escalation in house prices, and forecasts for this to continue, are affecting the government's ability to meet the economic objectives set out in the remit," External link

bordermail Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What National was proposing was actually directly intervening and directing the Reserve Bank around a specific programme, the Funding for Lending Programme," "What I'm doing is appropriately using the tools that we do have at our disposal... The actual operations of monetary policy, I still believe in the independence of the Reserve Bank to do that" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "With an extended period of low interest rates, and some time before housing supply can catch up with demand, now is the time to consider how the Reserve Bank may contribute to a stable housing market," External link

trust2 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The cost of servicing this debt remains very low by historical standards. During the 2019/20 year, the Government borrowed at record low interest rates for long-term infrastructure investments to future-proof the economy, boost productivity and create jobs," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I have also sought advice on further demand side measures that can add to the initiatives that we have already taken. I expect to receive that advice towards the end of the year, and will discuss it with Cabinet as soon as possible after that,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We were in a good economic position going into the COVID-19 health crisis which helped, but it was also the decisions made during that time which have meant the economy has not collapsed as predicted,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The cost of servicing this debt remains very low by historical standards. During the 2019/20 year, the Government borrowed at record low interest rates for long-term infrastructure investments to future-proof the economy, boost productivity and create jobs,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Private media are critical in supporting the production of news and journalism and ensuring our democracy has a strong and independent fourth estate,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 23, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “We also recognise our responsibility to have the best possible training facilities, playing facilities and changing facilities,” External link

newshub Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Facilities that are tailored for men are not always right for women, and part of this funding is about changing that, so we are good hosts for the world’s best women’s players in 2022," External link

voxy Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This compares to the average for advanced economies before COVID of about 80 percent. Debt servicing costs remain low and are forecast to stay that way,” External link

laht Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government’s decision that the best economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one,” “There was no playbook for this health crisis, and we acted swiftly as the situation unfolded to support our businesses and workers. Those decisions helped us keep kiwis in jobs and mean we are now in a strong position to drive the economic recovery,” External link

laht Wednesday, November 11, 2020 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tax revenue was 2.1 billion NZ dollars (1.43 billion U.S. dollars) above the PREFU (Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update) 2020 forecast. About 1.2 billion NZ dollars of that total came from GST (Goods and Services Tax), showing consumers were spending, reflecting their confidence in the economy," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government's decision that the best economic response to the Covid-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 10, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government’s decision that the best economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic was a strong health response has proved time and again to be the right one," External link

4-traders Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Core Crown expenses were $1.1 billion below forecast, and the operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) was $3.3 billion less than forecast," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 10, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Better than expected, would be the way that I phrase it," External link

nzherald Monday, November 9, 2020 11:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The unemployment data today shows the Government's decision to focus the COVID-19 recovery and rebuild plan on jobs is working," "This is still a difficult time for many New Zealanders, and we are working hard alongside them to create new work and training opportunities" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 4, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The unemployment data today shows the Government’s decision to focus the COVID-19 recovery and rebuild plan on jobs is working. This is still a difficult time for many New Zealanders, and we are working hard alongside them to create new work and training opportunities," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Back in May, the Treasury forecast unemployment would hit 9.8% or 268,000 people during the September quarter. The number today was 117,000 fewer unemployed than that. This shows the investments being made through the COVID Response and Recovery Fund are targeted at the right areas - creating jobs, investing in infrastructure and helping people retrain for new jobs," "The Government has also provided certainty and stability with the COVID health response, despite constant calls to chop and change direction. The health response means New Zealand’s economy is one of the most open in the world due to strong testing and tracing systems and a stable plan for dealing with COVID" External link

voxy Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling," "So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role" External link

missoulian Tuesday, November 3, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Minister of Transport is still the Minister of Transport,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We have to deliver and that delivery will come down to us coordinating our activity well," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I’ll have more to say about monetary policy and other matters shortly. I intend to meet with the Reserve Bank Governor within the next few days,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We respect the independence of the Reserve Bank, but clearly monetary and fiscal policy in Covid-19 continue to have to work together,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It was more for the fact that during the election period it’s not possible for me to have the close working relationship I had in the Covid period with the Governor and I just want to get that going quickly,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It’s all about the communication and the way we understand what each other’s plans are and the way they work together,” “As you’ll understand, things that both the governor and I say can move the market so we’re very careful about what gets said in public, but it is important that there is a clear and open dialogue between us about what we do” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 3, 2020 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role” External link

samoaobserver Monday, November 2, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I’ll keep doing my job the way that I’ve been doing it, but I’m very proud to have the role” External link

expressindia Monday, November 2, 2020 12:35:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Jacinda Ardern ) : "Taking on the Deputy Prime Minister role in addition to [Finance Minister] just provides another way in which I can provide support to Jacinda," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm not stepping into his shoes," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it is important to acknowledge, particularly for the younger members of the rainbow community, that they can see members of their communities taking on roles like being Deputy Prime Minister," External link

newshub Monday, November 2, 2020 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I still get a lot of emails and messages from young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who look towards us to provide that kind of role-modeling,” “So, I'll keep doing my job the way that I've been doing it, but I'm very proud to have the role” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 2, 2020 6:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean sectors like agritech and the digital sector have long-term, industry-led plans, supported by the Government, for how they will expand," "This will create new opportunities, for example in robotics, AI and other technologies to boost productivity and make the economy more sustainable" External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our focus is on increasing the minimum wage and supporting low-income New Zealanders, because these people spend money in their local small businesses and stimulate their communities' economies," External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "It's important for New Zealand to take a long-term approach to infrastructure investment. That's why we set up the Infrastructure Commission to lay out a 30-year plan for New Zealand's infrastructure requirements," "We've also put in place new mechanisms to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure through the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act. [We] put in place a National Policy Statement on Urban Development, which will encourage councils to build up as well as out so our cities can plan better" External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's why we're raising a bit of extra revenue from the top 2 percent of New Zealanders, to support these services and the recovery to help keep a lid on debt and continue our responsible management of the Government's books," External link

newshub Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Kelvin Davis ) : "I totally support Kelvin, I mean he is the deputy leader of the Labour Party and he will remain the deputy leader of the Labour Party, I'm sure," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to acknowledge right now your hard work and the work of your teams and your whānau. That is a big part of why you're here. You are going to be a great class," "I've already made the joke about three times but I'm feeling much healthier already - we've got GPS, we've got midwives - we're covering all the bases. All of you bring something really special to this caucus and I can't wait to get on with it" External link

newshub Monday, October 19, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Blokes like us, it'd be hard to go vegan - would you go vegan with me?" External link

newshub Monday, October 19, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Those rules around what happens on election day haven’t changed in line with the rules we now have on voting,” “As our election process evolves, there probably will need to be a time when we look at what actually happens on the day” External link

guardian Friday, October 16, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In Australia when you go up to the polling booth everyone’s putting things in your hands and all that carry-on,” “I’m not sure how much people would want that” External link

guardian Friday, October 16, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "If you're someone who values stability and consistency in these uncertain times, and maybe you've backed John Key or Bill English before, this is a message for you," "There's too much at stake right now to vote for National. They're unstable, they've had three leaders in three months, 19 resignations, a string of different positions on the border, and they've published a budget full of mistakes" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean sectors like agritech and the digital sector have long-term, industry-led plans, supported by the Government, for how they will expand," "This will create new opportunities, for example in robotics, AI and other technologies to boost productivity and make the economy more sustainable" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our focus is on increasing the minimum wage and supporting low-income New Zealanders, because these people spend money in their local small businesses and stimulate their communities' economies," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "It's important for New Zealand to take a long-term approach to infrastructure investment. That's why we set up the Infrastructure Commission to lay out a 30-year plan for New Zealand's infrastructure requirements," "We've also put in place new mechanisms to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure through the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Act. [We] put in place a National Policy Statement on Urban Development, which will encourage councils to build up as well as out so our cities can plan better" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's why we're raising a bit of extra revenue from the top 2 percent of New Zealanders, to support these services and the recovery to help keep a lid on debt and continue our responsible management of the Government's books," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They've lurched from leader to leader to leader," External link

newshub Sunday, October 11, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We've got nearly half a billion dollars returned by people who their circumstances weren't quite what they thought they'd be,” External link

Stuff Friday, October 9, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If we’re actually able to move to that safe travel zone then it opens up an enormous amount of capacity within our managed isolation facilities,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “All of that builds up to allow us to bring more people into New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 8, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It does offer people opportunity to fit voting around their days and lives," "In the old days not many people worked on Saturdays, and a lot of people do work on Saturdays now. I just think it suits and fits the way we live our lives... It's increasingly popular. If it wasn't needed or wasn't wanted, it wouldn't be happening" External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In Australia when you go up to the polling booth everyone's putting things in your hands and all that carry-on," "I'm not sure how much people would want that" External link

newshub Thursday, October 8, 2020 5:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yesterday Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email, that is untrue and the party's spokesperson didn't seem to know anything about it or support it," "I challenge Judith Collins to release the policy and evidence it has in fact been worked on for weeks to prove she hasn't misled New Zealanders. If she can't, then it raises serious questions around the accuracy of her statement" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : “Yesterda,y Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email that is untrue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : “Yesterda,y Judith Collins said the policy to review Auckland Council has been worked on for several weeks. According to this leaked email that is untrue,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As a government we will continue to invest in capital beyond this investment, particularly in health, education and through local government, but our allocated investment to date shows a pipeline of infrastructure investments that we will roll out across the South Island," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know the next few years will be hard as we continue to fight our way out of COVID-19, but we are committed to making sure our diverse communities aren’t left behind as we recover," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The only pathway that is possible for National is through ACT, and so both National and ACT have to take responsibility not only for the mistakes they've made, but also for the cuts to public services that would be required," External link

newshub Monday, October 5, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It would pose enormous challenges, morally and legally - I suspect there would even need to be a law change to make it happen” External link

Stuff Monday, October 5, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "The only path for success for National and Judith Collins at the election will be through an increasingly powerful ACT Party whose economic plan is a cocktail of radical spending cuts and rolling back of COVID-19 support measures," External link

voxy Monday, October 5, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I will be voting in favour. I'm in the camp of people that believe that the smoking of cannabis is going to happen, and it's happened for many decades in New Zealand," External link

newshub Thursday, October 1, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "What Judith Collins is proposing would inject an enormous amount of uncertainty into businesses at a time when they are craving certainty," "And for someone who represents a party that purports to understand business, to inject that lack of confidence, I think is extraordinary" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Judith Collins ) : "2020 hindsight is great, but I don't think we can undo the deal that we've done here," "I think that would have a huge undermining of business confidence, and I'm very surprised that somebody from a party that supports business, would propose what Judith Collins is doing" External link

newshub Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

nzherald Thursday, October 1, 2020 2:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Labour’s fiscal plan is responsible, balanced and costed. It makes sure enough money is set aside to handle cost pressures in essential services like health and education, while keeping to the debt reduction track already set out in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU)," External link

voxy Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, is facing a 1-in-100 year shock due to the impacts of COVID-19. Labour’s plan balances the need to keep debt under control while making sure services like health and education are protected from cuts," External link

voxy Thursday, October 1, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time to be promising irresponsible tax cuts and New Zealanders know it. National wants to put our essential public services at risk at a time when we need them the most," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 30, 2020 2:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is particularly pleasing to see the lift in the number of women in filled jobs - up 0.6 percent or 6,684 jobs, compared with 0.2 percent or 2,212 jobs for men," External link

voxy Monday, September 28, 2020 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

newstalkzb Monday, September 28, 2020 3:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's now spreading out to different regions around the country," External link

newshub Monday, September 28, 2020 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their economic approach is in disarray, with a plan riddled with basic errors," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These errors are ruining National's credibility," External link

newshub Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The fact is there is one number - so what?" External link

newshub Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “New Zealand Cricket has received government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer ... beginning with the West Indies and Pakistan`s men`s teams in November, December and January. A press conference to announce the details of the upcoming summer`s international ... schedule will be held early next week". Apart from the series involving Pakistan and West Indies, New Zealand Cricket is also hoping to host Bangladesh in limited overs internationals as well as the Australian women’s team in February when New Zealand would have been staging the now postponed 50-overs World Cup. All sports resuming. Not just cricket, but sports of all kinds is slowly making a comeback in New Zealand. Speaking to Reuters, New Zealand Minister of Sport Grant Robertson said Netball New Zealand had also been given permission to resume hosting international matches but that all incoming teams would be subject to strict protocols. New Zealand will also host Australia in two Bledisloe Cup rugby internationals in Wellington and Auckland next month. Getting teams into managed isolation and allowing them to train and be competitive has not been an easy task. While sports teams will be operating within a bubble, safety will be ensured through the provision of normal infection prevention control mechanisms like physical separation, normal hygiene practices and PPE. Training facilities will also be secure, safe and isolated,” External link

dnaindia Friday, September 25, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A lot of hard work has been undertaken by sports officials including New Zealand Cricket, Netball New Zealand and government officials to ensure that international sport can return safely to New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 3:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "Paul Goldsmith only has $814 million for all new cost pressures across the entire Government Budget next year, and $704 million the year after," External link

newshub Friday, September 25, 2020 2:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : “Paul has left $800m for everything, health, education, police, the lot,” “The things that are left in his budget are the extras, he’s not funding the basics here,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “What we want to see is a period of sustained moderation in house prices,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 25, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "All of what Paul [Goldsmith] is describing comes from a completely unaffordable irresponsible plan that won't deliver in the long term," "You can't sit on the sidelines like you did for nine years and let things get worse" External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Goldsmith ) : "All of what Paul [Goldsmith] is describing comes from a completely unaffordable irresponsible plan that won't deliver in the long term," "You can't sit on the sidelines like you did for nine years and let things get worse" External link

nzherald Friday, September 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National is a mess. It’s clear that the constant changes in leadership and the instability within the party is leading to basic mistakes. It’s hard to imagine Bill English or John Key not picking up on the need to fund inflation and population changes," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "You can’t trust National with health. At the moment the very small amount set aside is looking a lot like their latest budget mistake," External link

voxy Friday, September 25, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our farmers and growers are supporting our economic recovery by earning top dollar based on a reputation of sustainable food production. The smart thing to do is to keep supporting this success," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "She has more courage and intellect than you will ever have," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Those three things don’t add up,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The court decision provides us with greater clarity on this issue but as we are now in the pre-election period decisions on options for how Southern Response could best respond to other affected policyholders will take place in earnest post-election," External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The idea of people washing their hands, it should be happening all the time. The idea of people wearing masks, you can see that people taking on that idea more often – and people being more careful about not going out when they’re sick, for example, they’re all things we’d want to happen anyway,” External link

Stuff Monday, September 21, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson announced : "National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan" External link

nzherald Monday, September 21, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson announced : "National has $4 billion mistake in its economic plan" External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's policy is desperate, irresponsible and unaffordable," External link

newstalkzb Sunday, September 20, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If National can’t even do the basics required on their own policy costings, they cannot be trusted to run the country. Making mistakes like this have real world consequences that New Zealand does not need in this challenging time in our history” External link

Stuff Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National has used the wrong numbers," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's policy is desperate, irresponsible and unaffordable," External link

nzherald Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson affirme ( about Neo Zelandais ) : “Il est clair que c’est parce que les Néo-Zélandais ont soutenu la stratégie adoptée par le gouvernement qu’elle a été couronnée de succès” External link

courrierinternational Friday, September 18, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is not the actions of a responsible party," "It's clearly been done in a desperate way" External link

newshub Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is not the actions of a responsible party," "It's clearly been done in a desperate way" External link

newshub Friday, September 18, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “National is a shambles, with multiple leaders, incoherent policy this year and growing factions,” “They both want to increase spending, reduce revenue and dramatically reduce debt. You can’t do all of those things at once credibly and I think their plan is lost somewhere in that triangle” External link

guardian Friday, September 18, 2020 6:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are coming back strongly from this," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 18, 2020 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On current polling, if National are to have any hope of forming a Government, ACT will have to play a big role. ACT’s radical austerity plan puts popular programmes like KiwiSaver, Superannuation, the Winter Energy Payment and Working for Families at risk, right at a time when people need certainty and continuity," External link

voxy Friday, September 18, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is no way that any political party could claim that there would not have been a recession in New Zealand during this period,” “This is a one-in-100-year global economic shock” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Sharp economic decline was no surprise, but the government's measures such as the wage subsidy, business loans, and other schemes had cushioned the impact and laid the foundation for the rebound," External link

aa-en Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Economic forecasting is always more of an art than a science," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This result was better than the treasury forecast of 16% and at the lower end of other commentators’ expectations,” “The June quarter includes almost the entire time New Zealand was in alert level 4 which we moved into on March 26 so this result is not surprising” External link

guardian Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The June quarter includes almost the entire time New Zealand was in alert level 4 which we moved into on March 26, so this result is not surprising. Going hard and early means that we can come back faster and stronger," "We already know we have bounced back since the end of June, with the New Zealand activity index in July up 2 percent on the same period last year. Electronic card spending was also 11 percent higher in July than the same period in 2019" External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result was better than the Treasury forecast of 16% released yesterday and at the lower end of other commentators’ expectations," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The lives and livelihoods of New Zealander’s are our top priority. The Government acted swiftly to put the country into lockdown and protect our people when COVID-19 arrived," External link

voxy Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's not where we're heading at this time," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is a balance of all of those factors - being careful with our spending, making sure that we do grow the economy sustainably - and we do have a plan for that," "All of those things together will get us through this [COVID-19]" External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson disse : "Isso incluirá financiamento das atividades necessárias para manter nosso país funcionando. Mas dedicaremos grande parte de nossos recursos para iniciar essa recuperação" External link

em Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson déclaré : «La Nouvelle-Zélande et l’Australie peuvent travailler en équipe pour faire quelque chose d’unique et de classe mondiale, en créant aussi un héritage pour les femmes et pour le football dans nos pays, et en Asie et Océanie» External link

lesoirdalgerie Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister7.05%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
finance minister6.17%EN12/11/201711/12/2017
minister for sports0.66%EN11/30/201730/11/2017
mp6.17%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
new finance minister1.10%EN10/29/201729/10/2017
sports minister0.44%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
finance spokesman27.09%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
spokesman23.79%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
finance spokesperson9.47%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
spokesperson6.61%EN10/20/201720/10/2017
labour mp5.29%EN08/31/201731/08/2017
green party leader0.44%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
employment spokesman0.88%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
lawmaker0.66%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
colleague0.22%EN02/01/201701/02/2017
senior labour mp0.22%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
employment spokesperson0.44%EN11/25/201625/11/2016
mp for wellington0.22%EN11/16/201616/11/2016
shadow finance spokesman0.22%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
leader0.44%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
deputy leader1.54%EN11/01/201301/11/2013
rival0.88%EN09/17/201317/09/2013
Names Lang Count
Grant RobertsonEN100.00%


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Grant Robertson replied ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I find the Labour finance spokesperson Grant Robertson to be a man of immense wisdom, kindness, and compassion,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:19:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “Actually track records, promises, a way through to not so much [debt] – actually we're the only ones with it,” “Labour ... haven't actually put out any plan to grow the economy and I just think it's staggering, they're spending all their time trying to find something wrong with ours. But ours has all been independently verified by economists. Actually, I just think it's [Labour finance spokesman] Grant Robertson trying to spin that he doesn't have a plan himself” External link

Stuff Monday, September 28, 2020 7:34:00 AM EAT

Judith Collins says ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's just a typical thing from the Labour Party finance spokesperson [Grant Robertson] the 'Minister of Misinformation'," External link

newshub Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “New Zealand Cricket has received government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer ... beginning with the West Indies and Pakistan`s men`s teams in November, December and January. A press conference to announce the details of the upcoming summer`s international ... schedule will be held early next week". Apart from the series involving Pakistan and West Indies, New Zealand Cricket is also hoping to host Bangladesh in limited overs internationals as well as the Australian women’s team in February when New Zealand would have been staging the now postponed 50-overs World Cup. All sports resuming. Not just cricket, but sports of all kinds is slowly making a comeback in New Zealand. Speaking to Reuters, New Zealand Minister of Sport Grant Robertson said Netball New Zealand had also been given permission to resume hosting international matches but that all incoming teams would be subject to strict protocols. New Zealand will also host Australia in two Bledisloe Cup rugby internationals in Wellington and Auckland next month. Getting teams into managed isolation and allowing them to train and be competitive has not been an easy task. While sports teams will be operating within a bubble, safety will be ensured through the provision of normal infection prevention control mechanisms like physical separation, normal hygiene practices and PPE. Training facilities will also be secure, safe and isolated,” External link

dnaindia Friday, September 25, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "He's [Robertson] acting like a trainspotter; if things haven't been labelled in exactly the way he expects it to be labelled, he gets all excited," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "He's [Robertson] acting like a trainspotter; if things haven't been labelled in exactly the way he expects it to be labelled, he gets all excited," External link

nzherald Friday, September 25, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith told ( about Grant Robertson ) : "As Grant Robertson helpfully pointed out, we based our fiscal plan on contributions to the Super Fund based on Budget figures, and turned out there was a slight change with the PREFU figures," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 22, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

Megan Woods said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "I am pleased for Mr and Mrs Dodds that this process is now concluded for them. We acknowledge that this has been a difficult process for them, and Minister Robertson and I have again extended a sincere apology to them for the fact that they had to go through this appeal process," "As we explained when the decision was made to appeal the High Court decision, this appeal was never about just Mr and Mrs Dodds’ individual case, but about needing greater clarity from the courts on how to fairly apply the findings to other policyholders in a similar situation" External link

voxy Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith told ( about Grant Robertson ) : "As Grant Robertson helpfully pointed out, we based our fiscal plan on contributions to the Super Fund based on Budget figures, and turned out there was a slight change with the PREFU figures," External link

newshub Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Treasury has got sloppy under Grant Robertson's watch," External link

newshub Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT