Grant Robertson

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Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

startribune Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

koreatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “But we’ve made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “But we’ve made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

saudigazette Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Christopher Luxon ) : “I've heard often from National Party members that they want to spend more money. I've also heard that they want to cut taxes, and I've also heard that they want to cut debt. Mr Luxon’s policy continues to be stuck in that fiscal Bermuda Triangle, and he will have to find his way out of that,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As the member might appreciate more than most, sometimes events can move quickly, and numbers can shift around," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Xi Jinping ) : "We've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues - as recently as the Prime Minister talking to President Xi," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Borrowing and spending $100 billion was the second largest fiscal response in the developed world and gave us a mountain of debt and rising prices. Grant Robertson is taxing us at a record pace to fund Labour’s political wish list. The Government’s hostility to business means they’re complying not producing, pushing up costs. " External link

voxy Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There was a range of factors but mostly to do with COVID, and the fact that the logistics of travel and so on around COVID are not conducive to that kind of trip," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've already made clear that we won't be there at a ministerial level," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While they do have food trucks, they are food trucks that people take away from," External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Minister Clark and I are confident that David’s extensive business knowledge and leadership experience, including his time as former Chief Executive and Managing Director of Westpac New Zealand, will provide additional governance oversight for KiwiRail," External link

voxy Friday, December 3, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The outbreak is not causing us alarm,” “WE need people to be vigilant to wear their masks to maintain physical distancing. We do still need people to be thinking if they’ve got symptoms...do get tested because that way we can get on to it early” External link

Stuff Friday, December 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no change to the existing process, although he's aware of the implications" External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This better-than-expected result shows the resilience of the economy as it operates under Alert Level restrictions," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This better than expected result shows the resilience of the economy as it operates under Alert Level restrictions," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

nzherald Monday, November 29, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 29, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This issue arose because the RSP rules required the applicant to have been operating as a business for at least one month before August 17 so businesses acquired after July 17 have not been eligible for any payment,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 29, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I said last month we are moving away from the broad based economic supports provided under the Alert Level system. This is because at all levels of the new framework, most businesses will be able to operate at almost full capacity," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The revenue decline test also needs to be amended to allow the applicant to use the revenue received by the previous owner over the comparator period in order to demonstrate the necessary revenue decline during the affected period," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "won't be part of going forward from here" External link

newshub Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about The Deputy ) : "The practicalities of checking every single vaccine pass for businesses is challenging, but our expectations are that they do check them again and because there are certain areas and sectors where we have required them to have them," External link

newshub Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Friday, November 26, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Brian Roche ) : "Mr Roche's job is to present us with free and frank assessment," "He's entitled to his view" External link

newstalkzb Friday, November 26, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course I want the Super Rugby competition to take place but we're always led by the health advice and this has been the case all the way through there hasn't been a shift in the length of time," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yes, everyone gets issued with those, yes," External link

newshub Monday, November 22, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yes, everyone gets issued with those, yes," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The pattern that we've had when we have these announcements is that we make them and as soon as possible we set it going," External link

newshub Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The certainty we can provide, we have provided ... there is now a clear pathway and plan for Auckland," External link

newshub Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was good to hear it from those business representatives," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do have to be careful, just as we have always done," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “On the back of the World Test Championship victory over India earlier in the year, the Black Caps did an outstanding job to make it to the final and once again proved their consistency, determination and exceptional talent which saw them finish runners-up to a top Australian team,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Clearly there are some examples coming through of where we do need to tweak the system,” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about error ) : "There is going to be the odd example of a human error," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, November 13, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about error ) : "There is going to be the odd example of a human error," External link

nzherald Friday, November 12, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By and large I think the system is working well but clearly there are some examples that are coming through where we do need to tweak the system – that is happening,” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I'm not going to accept that the system is overwhelmed. What I'm going to accept is we've got some examples where things have not gone the way that we would like them to go. We have a process of continuous improvement” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "By and large, I believe the system is working well, but clearly there are some examples where we do need to tweak the system," External link

newshub Friday, November 12, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By and large I think the system is working well but clearly there are some examples that are coming through where we do need to tweak the system – that is happening,” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I'm not going to accept that the system is overwhelmed. What I'm going to accept is we've got some examples where things have not gone the way that we would like them to go. We have a process of continuous improvement” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Projects financed by the bonds will be subject to additional scrutiny and, over time, the project selection, evaluation, and reporting requirements will help to ensure high-quality projects with robust environmental outcomes are delivered," External link

newshub Friday, November 12, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Green Bonds will enhance the development of New Zealand's sustainable finance market," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's now a substantial and growing investor demand for sovereign Green Bonds, reflecting an increase in the number of investors with a mandate to invest in Green Bonds," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There are DHBs that at this stage aren't projected to make it by Christmas," External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's what we're working towards," "That's the commitment we've made" External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "You won't be surprised to learn I don't write the copy for the advertisements so I'm not sure what would've been referred to there" External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Misinformation about COVID-19 is spread by many different sources," External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That is the committment we've given and we're doing everything we can to make sure that happens," External link

newstalkzb Friday, November 5, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I don't think it's particularly likely that there would be the kind of scheme where you were allocated a day," External link

newshub Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very positive result given the impacts of higher alert level restrictions and shows the Government’s approach since the start of the pandemic to protect lives and livelihoods continues to be the right one," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We recognise in particular prior to the Delta outbreak that some sectors were facing labour shortages. The Government is committed to addressing this through tweaks to immigration settings such as the rollover of working holiday visas and other short term visas. The one-off residence pathway also provides certainty for up to 165,000 to migrants and business," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The success of the initiative has been really encouraging and shows the value of agencies and communities working together to improve the wellbeing of children and young people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result is better than expected, particularly given the impacts of the current Alert Level restrictions," External link

sinacom-en Friday, October 29, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This result is better than expected, particularly given the impacts of the current Alert Level restrictions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The CFIs play a crucial role in managing New Zealand’s financial wealth to promote intergenerational equity and we expect our sovereign funds to be leaders in the transition to a low carbon economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've had a lot of people come through MIQ but, relative to the whole population, it's clearly a quite small number," "That information is being worked through right now to assess those 22 vaccines and make sure that we can be confident in New Zealand about their efficacy just as we are about Pfizer" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The thing that we're working towards is the 90 percent [vaccination] in each DHB so if you want to find something that's holding us up, it's making sure we get to that level but the work on the certificate itself is progressing really well - we've shown people what it looks like and it'll be available when we get this going," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're targeting the actual dosage rather than the two weeks later than that. We think people have worked really hard to get to this level and that gives us sufficient confidence to move forward when we get to the 90 percent double-dose," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If we used the current settings based on revenue drops we may well end up supporting them, but not those who are using certificates,” “It is my personal preference that any payment will not be made available to those businesses that should be operating a vaccine certificate regime but choose not to, however this requires further work to be operational” External link

Stuff Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While economic activity in the region has rebounded and vaccination rates are rising, the recovery from COVID-19 has been uneven. Some sectors, such as tourism, small and medium-sized businesses, and some groups, such as women and indigenous peoples, continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," External link

myanmarnews Friday, October 22, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While economic activity in the region has rebounded and vaccination rates are rising, the recovery from COVID-19 has been uneven. Some sectors, such as tourism, small and medium-sized businesses, and some groups, such as women and indigenous peoples, continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was a privilege to join with fellow APEC finance ministers to strengthen our bonds and to reflect on our collective progress to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting has reinforced that we have strategies and tools available to us that can continue to drive recovery while also tackling climate change and improving the wellbeing of people across all APEC economies," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While the ongoing restrictions in Auckland are keeping people safe, we also know they have made life very tough for businesses in the region. In recognition of that Ministers have agreed to significantly boost the Resurgence Support Payment," "After the next scheduled payment on 29 October we will move to fortnightly payments at double the current rate. The enhanced support will first be paid on 12 November and fortnightly thereafter until Auckland is able to move into the new framework" External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the RED level of the new framework," External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson stated : "The pandemic has caused a rapid rise in public debt and demands for new spending continue to grow as we recover," External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "As we work to bring the pandemic to an end, we must not lose sight of the broader challenges affecting our region, including climate change and inequality," "Government policy can support those most in need, through redistributive fiscal policies and welfare-enhancing structural reforms in dealing with inequalities" External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The public and private sectors should work together to boost trade, employment and prosperity," External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November," "My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the Red level of the new framework" External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In effect, this means the RSP will be a weekly rather than three-weekly payment as it is now, but for ease of application and administration it will be available in fortnightly instalments," "We are not changing any settings at this time so payments can be made without disruption" External link

nzherald Friday, October 22, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the red level of the new framework,” ”One of the issues that we are working through is what to do in terms of businesses who decide not to be part of the vaccine certificate regime. If we used the current settings based on revenue drops we may well end up supporting them, but not those who are using certificates. It is my personal preference that any payment will not be made available to those businesses that should be operating a vaccine certificate regime but choose not to, however this requires further work to be operational. “Across the board support will not be provided for areas designated as orange or green, because at these levels businesses will be able to operate as normal, with some requiring vaccine certificates to do so. We are also seeking further advice on what support could be made available in the event of local lockdowns” External link

Stuff Friday, October 22, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “While the ongoing restrictions in Auckland are keeping people safe, we also know they have made life very tough for businesses in the region. In recognition of that Ministers have agreed to significantly boost the Resurgence Support Payment,” “After the next scheduled payment on 29 October we will move to fortnightly payments at double the current rate. The enhanced support will first be paid on 12 November and fortnightly thereafter until Auckland is able to move into the new framework” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the RED level of the new framework,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The bottom line … is that the vaccine is key to keeping you, your family and your community safe,” External link

wsau Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We did see this happening under alert level 4, and sadly it has continued into alert level 3,” External link

Stuff Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 15, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "If they continue to come through at higher volumes, then we will need to start to move to a different process. Decisions about that are being worked on now so that they then can be deployed as soon as they're needed," External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those are the kinds of judgments that we do need to be looking at," "But we're also not without cases coming across the border as well, so we've got to work our way through that" External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're looking at contingency planning but it may be needed relatively soon," External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will see cases heading towards the triple-digit mark, but we can manage that if New Zealanders - and Aucklanders in particular - follow the rules," "Our hospitalisation rate remains relatively low and so ICU capacity is fine at the moment but people of course need to prepare for the prospect that it might grow" External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Aucklanders will be able to board this 'Jaba seat' flight to receive their vaccination and enjoy Air New Zealand's top-class customer service," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “You've heard it described here that those large scale gatherings will need that, so people know that is going to be part of their future,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news24 Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

tribune Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tova, I am going to interrupt you now because you've asked that question," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Very few of the cases we are seeing are the result of transmission in workplaces," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Level 3 has worked to contain outbreaks in Auckland before, but with Delta we know we know we are facing a more tricky and challenging opponent. And we also know that the longer restrictions are applied, the more fatigue creeps in and our guard can slip," "But I can't urge people enough that now is not the time for complacency" External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Now is not the time for complacency,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Now is not the time for complacency,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast, even as recently as the Budget in May. It shows a strong rebound from the first lockdown in 2020, and bodes well for emerging from the current outbreak," External link

manilametro Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “As all countries around the world have done, we have had to take on some debt to support businesses and workers through this Covid pandemic,” “However the level of debt remains lower than expected and far lower than most of our international counterparts” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the 30th of June feeling some considerable length of time ago now," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's what enabled New Zealand to get through," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The decisions we made during last year's Covid outbreak with economic support and health measures meant the economy bounced back better than almost anyone predicted," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast, even as recently as the Budget in May. It shows a strong rebound from the first lockdown in 2020, and bodes well for emerging from the current outbreak,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “However the level of debt remains lower than expected and far lower than most of our international counterparts. The average for advanced economies is above 90 percent net debt. In addition the cost of servicing that debt also remains very low by historical standards,” “We will continue to take a balanced approach, investing heavily to support wellbeing, our transition to being a low carbon economy and to improve productivity, while carefully managing our resources with an eye to the long term sustainability of the economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will continue to take a balanced approach," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RSP helps businesses with their fixed costs, such as rent. It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “So far the RSP has paid out just over $947 million to businesses. Coupled with the Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Government has supported businesses and workers to the tune of $3.9 billion since the Delta outbreak began,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We're not expecting there to be gatherings of people in the toilet but if people need to go, no doubt they will manage that situation," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The investment is being provided through Sport NZ from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced in Budget 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson responded : "You can't get a haircut Jenny-May, that's not part of this first stage of giving Aucklanders an Alert Level 3 with a little bit of respite in it," External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Moving to a mandate is not a New Zealand way," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals," "And it's important [people] still go there if they are unwell" External link

newstalkzb Friday, October 1, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals," "And it's important [people] still go there if they are unwell" External link

nzherald Friday, October 1, 2021 4:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals" External link

nzherald Friday, October 1, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a piece of work we did last year but were unable to follow through on," External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The survey work we've done shows that around 80 percent of businesses possibly already have this clause, but this is to enable those that don't to be able to have a fair agreement made between the landlord and the tenant and if that's not possible to move through arbitration and mediation processes," "So that's another way of helping to deal with those issues" External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This proposal completely misses the intricacies of commercial leases. Where is the bespoke response for hospitality or retail? Why aren't we focusing on where the need is the greatest?" External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "has a strong international reputation in anti-doping, providing leadership on doping issues in Oceania and further afield," "This additional investment will allow the agency to work with our athletes and support personnel to preserve and build a culture of clean sport - both in New Zealand and internationally," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 21, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "a lot of it was very familiar from previous years" External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 21, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “DFSNZ will be introducing improved testing and enhancing their doping investigation capabilities. This includes the introduction of new testing techniques – like Dried Blood Spot testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 21, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand continues to outperform the countries we compare ourselves to on this measure," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealanders’ confidence in the recovery saw a boost in retail spending on big ticket items, eating out and holiday accommodation, offsetting the COVID-related loss of overseas tourists in what is traditionally a busy time of year for the industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand continues to outperform the countries we compare ourselves to on this measure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Bear in mind that that was a five-year programme. It was always designed to ramp up as it went on," "Then, just after the first year of the programme, we had COVID. I do think we have to understand that that has caused some issues. But I am certainly going to be working closely with the Minister of Health to make sure we do deliver on that programme" External link

newshub Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That will depend on the way the Reserve Bank makes its decisions. The changes we put in place require the Reserve Bank to take account of what the government does and gives them the opportunity to understand our policy while working towards the bank’s objectives” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I also extend my condolences to Jan, Lady Edgar and their family. At a personal level I want to acknowledge Sir Eion for his unfailing generosity of spirit. As he would often remind people we were both Otago University graduates and share our love for the region. Even as a young student president nearly 30 years ago I appreciated working with Sir Eion. We may not have agreed on everything, but he was always respectful and encouraging – I will miss him greatly,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Their genuine desire to improve the lives of New Zealanders meant that their contributions have extended well beyond the realm of sport to business, community, youth, arts, education, the environment and health” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is part of the government's move to cool the property market. A more sustainable housing market supports more first-home buyers to get into their own home but also protects our recovering economy. So we all benefit," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "It is a complex and tricky area," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Obviously there are some financial constraints in the wake of COVID but we do understand the importance of this workforce and we want to negotiate in good faith," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not it’s intention – it’s an information-gathering exercise,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our racing industry relies on the highest standards of ethics and animal welfare in all three racing codes," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We took this action. We always knew it would take a little bit of time to flow through but we are now starting to see the trend going in what I consider to be the right direction," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "It is a consultation, so we do want to hear from all sorts of people, but our starting point is that all Kiwis have the right to participate," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I do believe that this action will go ahead. I think, as you've heard, life-preserving services are maintained during this kind of action," External link

newshub Monday, June 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think we have to be really careful about those blanket percentages when you average them out across the whole workforce. " External link

newshub Monday, June 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1000 jobs with 13 projects under way, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Fully funding the new estimated costs for every project would have cost up to $6 billion extra on top of the original $6.8 billion, so instead we’ve taken a balanced approach with a mix of additional investment and a handful of projects being re-scoped while also keeping a lid on debt,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 4, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1,000 jobs with 13 projects underway, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are using an additional $1.9 billion set aside in the multi-year capital allowance to support our targeted investments - this is being used so we can keep delivering projects and creating jobs across the country to support our recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1,000 jobs with 13 projects underway, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are using an additional $1.9 billion set aside in the multi-year capital allowance to support our targeted investments - this is being used so we can keep delivering projects and creating jobs across the country to support our recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Fully funding the new estimated costs for every project would have cost up to $6 billion extra on top of the original $6.8 billion, so instead we’ve taken a balanced approach with a mix of additional investment and a handful of projects being re-scoped while also keeping a lid on debt,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 4, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The continued strength of the economy and confidence in the recovery has meant the Crown’s financial accounts are in better shape than expected,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “While these results are encouraging, we are still facing elevated levels of debt and OBEGAL [operating balance before gains and losses] deficits for some years to come as a result of the borrowing needed to support New Zealanders through Covid-19,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The continued strength of the economy and confidence in the recovery has meant the Crown’s financial accounts are in better shape than expected," External link

voxy Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them,” “The report is consistent with the Government’s balanced approach, keeping a lid on debt while targeting support to where it’s needed most to tackle long-standing issues around climate change, housing and child wellbeing” External link

Stuff Monday, May 31, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The OECD Economic Outlook notes New Zealand is expected to be one of the stronger performers in the OECD, with a robust rebound due to our swift and decisive response to eliminate the virus and support households and businesses," External link

voxy Monday, May 31, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them," External link

voxy Monday, May 31, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The OECD Economic Outlook notes New Zealand is expected to be one of the stronger performers in the OECD, with a robust rebound due to our swift and decisive response to eliminate the virus and support households and businesses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We made some really good progress last term, but we were in a coalition Government. I'm not going to sugarcoat that," "There were lots of different priorities, but I feel proud of what we did last term, and I feel very proud of what we did this week" External link

newshub Monday, May 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well, we always saw WEAG as the blueprint, but there were a lot of different competing needs," External link

newshub Monday, May 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “some of the damage done all those decades ago” External link

Stuff Monday, May 31, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the nature of these big projects that as you go through the business case process, the reason we do it is so that we can identify how we can most effectively and efficiently build this," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "that was where the process started" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it was a really important milestone in our relationship and it forged bonds that will never be forgotten," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We made some really good progress last term, but we were in a coalition Government. I'm not going to sugarcoat that," "There were lots of different priorities, but I feel proud of what we did last term, and I feel very proud of what we did this week" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well, we always saw WEAG as the blueprint, but there were a lot of different competing needs," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "BusinessNZ, the organisation that represents business owners, and the CTU came to us together and said, 'Let's design something," "Round the world, Germany's got it; Canada's got it; the Nordic countries have got it. So we're at the beginning of that process. We'll be consulting with New Zealanders, and we did commit to this in our manifesto as well" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "BusinessNZ and the Council of Trade Unions are pushing us to go quicker," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "Let's wait till 2023. We're some way off," "It is not a broken promise, but we're a long way away from that" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "For now we don't have a specific target. We'll re-look at that again as the economy starts to recover," External link

mninews Friday, May 21, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "He's not quite a National MP yet," "But judging by how things are going here, maybe there will be an opening at some point" External link

newshub Friday, May 21, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today, we address the most inequitable of the changes made 30 years ago. We will restore dignity and hope for some of the lowest income New Zealanders by righting the wrong of those benefit cuts,” External link

Stuff Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This year's Budget is still in the shadow of COVID-19, and its focus is to secure our recovery from its impact," External link

rttnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Kia ora e hoa, we are missing you here today but I can feel your wairua and aroha from here," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy has performed better than expected, thanks to the efforts of businesses, workers and the government's decisive and bold action through highly uncertain times," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is still a COVID budget, with economic support and stimulus," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "All ministers asked for more than they get other than Minister Hipkins for vaccines" External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Look, every person who knows somebody who needs a drug, particularly if it's for a rare disease, it's a terrible thing to be going through," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well it will certainly make a significant contribution to reducing it," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Carmel Sepuloni ) : "Boy, Carmel, it's a huge sum," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Social Insurance ) : “Like ACC for accidents, a Social Unemployment Insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path. We’re looking at a scheme that could provide those who lose their jobs with around 80 percent of their income, with minimum and maximum caps ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very sharp adjustment, but a necessary one," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Covid-19 has exposed how vulnerable employment can be, and the risk to dramatic income loss from employment to unemployment. Finding a job takes time, and many workers may accept lower-paid jobs that don’t match their skill-sets, because financial pressures mean they need work quickly,” “Like ACC for accidents, a Social Unemployment Insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path” External link

Stuff Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By lifting benefits we’re talking about having that money be spent in the communities where people live,” “That’s the best part of a billion dollars a year going into the economy” External link

guardian Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy has performed better than expected, thanks to the efforts of businesses, workers and the Government’s decisive and bold action through highly uncertain times," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is still a COVID Budget, with economic support and stimulus," "New Zealand’s strong health response means we have weathered the 1-in-100-year COVID economic shock better than most. However, we will continue to face ongoing uncertainty for some time, and Budget 2021 takes a balanced approach to investing in areas and people where it is needed most, alongside careful fiscal management to pay down debt" External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government will continue to invest in New Zealand’s future and advance our three priorities of keeping New Zealanders safe, accelerating the recovery and dealing with long-standing issues of climate change, child wellbeing and affordable housing," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government will continue to invest in New Zealand’s future and advance our three priorities of keeping New Zealanders safe, accelerating the recovery and dealing with long‑standing issues of climate change, child wellbeing and affordable housing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will build back better from COVID-19. We have the opportunity to build the houses, schools, hospitals and transport networks our country needs, while adding momentum to our economic recovery," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Budget 2021 lifts that investment to $57.3 billion of Crown spending on infrastructure from 2021 to 2025," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Investing in infrastructure is at the core of the Government’s economic recovery plan. On top of addressing the infrastructure deficit, these ongoing investments grow jobs and boost economic growth both nationally and regionally," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very sharp adjustment, but a necessary one," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have an opportunity to better support New Zealanders who lose their jobs through no fault of their own," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're targeting, likely, around 2023 for that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "asked to work with Government to propose a more enduring solution and this is our joint response," "Like ACC for accidents, a social unemployment insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM 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 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 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 said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Borrowing and spending $100 billion was the second largest fiscal response in the developed world and gave us a mountain of debt and rising prices. Grant Robertson is taxing us at a record pace to fund Labour’s political wish list. The Government’s hostility to business means they’re complying not producing, pushing up costs. " External link

voxy Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Skyrocketing prices are an indictment on the Government’s print, borrow, and spend economic strategy. In general, Government spending is more inflationary than leaving money in taxpayers’ pockets, and Grant Robertson needs to shoulder some of the blame for today’s numbers" External link

voxy Monday, October 18, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Sir said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Importantly, the new Racing Integrity Board - announced by Minister for Racing Hon Grant Robertson on 8 June - is independent and separate from the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes. Its establishment was a key part of the racing industry reforms in the Racing Industry Act 2020," External link

voxy Friday, June 11, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Bolger said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I heard that tortured comparison being made by Grant Robertson,” “I was disappointed in him. I thought he was better than that” External link

Stuff Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

David Seymour said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "The budget assumes that unemployment will be 4.4 per cent and economic growth will be 4.4 per cent by 2023," "They are in La La Land. How can that possibly be the case with the Government's anti-growth, anti-business agenda? We're heading straight for an iceberg with Grant Robertson at the helm of the ship" External link

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Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

startribune Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:40:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

koreatimes Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “But we’ve made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues,” External link

wsoctv Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “But we’ve made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues," External link

naharnet-en Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

saudigazette Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Christopher Luxon ) : “I've heard often from National Party members that they want to spend more money. I've also heard that they want to cut taxes, and I've also heard that they want to cut debt. Mr Luxon’s policy continues to be stuck in that fiscal Bermuda Triangle, and he will have to find his way out of that,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

yahoo-au Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "But we've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As the member might appreciate more than most, sometimes events can move quickly, and numbers can shift around," External link

newshub Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Xi Jinping ) : "We've made clear to China on numerous occasions our concerns about human rights issues - as recently as the Prime Minister talking to President Xi," External link

kathmandupost Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Borrowing and spending $100 billion was the second largest fiscal response in the developed world and gave us a mountain of debt and rising prices. Grant Robertson is taxing us at a record pace to fund Labour’s political wish list. The Government’s hostility to business means they’re complying not producing, pushing up costs. " External link

voxy Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There was a range of factors but mostly to do with COVID, and the fact that the logistics of travel and so on around COVID are not conducive to that kind of trip," External link

portstephensexaminer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've already made clear that we won't be there at a ministerial level," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, December 7, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While they do have food trucks, they are food trucks that people take away from," External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Minister Clark and I are confident that David’s extensive business knowledge and leadership experience, including his time as former Chief Executive and Managing Director of Westpac New Zealand, will provide additional governance oversight for KiwiRail," External link

voxy Friday, December 3, 2021 5:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The outbreak is not causing us alarm,” “WE need people to be vigilant to wear their masks to maintain physical distancing. We do still need people to be thinking if they’ve got symptoms...do get tested because that way we can get on to it early” External link

Stuff Friday, December 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no change to the existing process, although he's aware of the implications" External link

newshub Friday, December 3, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This better-than-expected result shows the resilience of the economy as it operates under Alert Level restrictions," External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, December 1, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This better than expected result shows the resilience of the economy as it operates under Alert Level restrictions," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 1, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

nzherald Monday, November 29, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 29, 2021 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This issue arose because the RSP rules required the applicant to have been operating as a business for at least one month before August 17 so businesses acquired after July 17 have not been eligible for any payment,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 29, 2021 7:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The one-off transition payment will be activated through the Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) system criteria and be available on December 10," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I said last month we are moving away from the broad based economic supports provided under the Alert Level system. This is because at all levels of the new framework, most businesses will be able to operate at almost full capacity," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The revenue decline test also needs to be amended to allow the applicant to use the revenue received by the previous owner over the comparator period in order to demonstrate the necessary revenue decline during the affected period," External link

voxy Monday, November 29, 2021 6:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 27, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 27, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "won't be part of going forward from here" External link

newshub Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about The Deputy ) : "The practicalities of checking every single vaccine pass for businesses is challenging, but our expectations are that they do check them again and because there are certain areas and sectors where we have required them to have them," External link

newshub Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “real wake-up call for all of us” External link

Stuff Friday, November 26, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Brian Roche ) : "Mr Roche's job is to present us with free and frank assessment," "He's entitled to his view" External link

newstalkzb Friday, November 26, 2021 3:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Of course I want the Super Rugby competition to take place but we're always led by the health advice and this has been the case all the way through there hasn't been a shift in the length of time," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 24, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yes, everyone gets issued with those, yes," External link

newshub Monday, November 22, 2021 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Yes, everyone gets issued with those, yes," External link

nzherald Sunday, November 21, 2021 11:36:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The pattern that we've had when we have these announcements is that we make them and as soon as possible we set it going," External link

newshub Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The certainty we can provide, we have provided ... there is now a clear pathway and plan for Auckland," External link

newshub Thursday, November 18, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was good to hear it from those business representatives," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do have to be careful, just as we have always done," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “On the back of the World Test Championship victory over India earlier in the year, the Black Caps did an outstanding job to make it to the final and once again proved their consistency, determination and exceptional talent which saw them finish runners-up to a top Australian team,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, November 14, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Clearly there are some examples coming through of where we do need to tweak the system,” External link

Stuff Saturday, November 13, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about error ) : "There is going to be the odd example of a human error," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, November 13, 2021 12:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about error ) : "There is going to be the odd example of a human error," External link

nzherald Friday, November 12, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By and large I think the system is working well but clearly there are some examples that are coming through where we do need to tweak the system – that is happening,” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I'm not going to accept that the system is overwhelmed. What I'm going to accept is we've got some examples where things have not gone the way that we would like them to go. We have a process of continuous improvement” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 11:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "By and large, I believe the system is working well, but clearly there are some examples where we do need to tweak the system," External link

newshub Friday, November 12, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By and large I think the system is working well but clearly there are some examples that are coming through where we do need to tweak the system – that is happening,” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I'm not going to accept that the system is overwhelmed. What I'm going to accept is we've got some examples where things have not gone the way that we would like them to go. We have a process of continuous improvement” External link

Stuff Friday, November 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Projects financed by the bonds will be subject to additional scrutiny and, over time, the project selection, evaluation, and reporting requirements will help to ensure high-quality projects with robust environmental outcomes are delivered," External link

newshub Friday, November 12, 2021 12:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Green Bonds will enhance the development of New Zealand's sustainable finance market," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's now a substantial and growing investor demand for sovereign Green Bonds, reflecting an increase in the number of investors with a mandate to invest in Green Bonds," External link

4-traders Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There are DHBs that at this stage aren't projected to make it by Christmas," External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That's what we're working towards," "That's the commitment we've made" External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 11:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "You won't be surprised to learn I don't write the copy for the advertisements so I'm not sure what would've been referred to there" External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 8:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Misinformation about COVID-19 is spread by many different sources," External link

newshub Friday, November 5, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That is the committment we've given and we're doing everything we can to make sure that happens," External link

newstalkzb Friday, November 5, 2021 3:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I don't think it's particularly likely that there would be the kind of scheme where you were allocated a day," External link

newshub Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very positive result given the impacts of higher alert level restrictions and shows the Government’s approach since the start of the pandemic to protect lives and livelihoods continues to be the right one," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We recognise in particular prior to the Delta outbreak that some sectors were facing labour shortages. The Government is committed to addressing this through tweaks to immigration settings such as the rollover of working holiday visas and other short term visas. The one-off residence pathway also provides certainty for up to 165,000 to migrants and business," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The success of the initiative has been really encouraging and shows the value of agencies and communities working together to improve the wellbeing of children and young people,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 2, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result is better than expected, particularly given the impacts of the current Alert Level restrictions," External link

sinacom-en Friday, October 29, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This result is better than expected, particularly given the impacts of the current Alert Level restrictions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 29, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. The CFIs play a crucial role in managing New Zealand’s financial wealth to promote intergenerational equity and we expect our sovereign funds to be leaders in the transition to a low carbon economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've had a lot of people come through MIQ but, relative to the whole population, it's clearly a quite small number," "That information is being worked through right now to assess those 22 vaccines and make sure that we can be confident in New Zealand about their efficacy just as we are about Pfizer" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 2:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The thing that we're working towards is the 90 percent [vaccination] in each DHB so if you want to find something that's holding us up, it's making sure we get to that level but the work on the certificate itself is progressing really well - we've shown people what it looks like and it'll be available when we get this going," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're targeting the actual dosage rather than the two weeks later than that. We think people have worked really hard to get to this level and that gives us sufficient confidence to move forward when we get to the 90 percent double-dose," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 26, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “If we used the current settings based on revenue drops we may well end up supporting them, but not those who are using certificates,” “It is my personal preference that any payment will not be made available to those businesses that should be operating a vaccine certificate regime but choose not to, however this requires further work to be operational” External link

Stuff Saturday, October 23, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While economic activity in the region has rebounded and vaccination rates are rising, the recovery from COVID-19 has been uneven. Some sectors, such as tourism, small and medium-sized businesses, and some groups, such as women and indigenous peoples, continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," External link

myanmarnews Friday, October 22, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While economic activity in the region has rebounded and vaccination rates are rising, the recovery from COVID-19 has been uneven. Some sectors, such as tourism, small and medium-sized businesses, and some groups, such as women and indigenous peoples, continue to be disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was a privilege to join with fellow APEC finance ministers to strengthen our bonds and to reflect on our collective progress to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This meeting has reinforced that we have strategies and tools available to us that can continue to drive recovery while also tackling climate change and improving the wellbeing of people across all APEC economies," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, October 22, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While the ongoing restrictions in Auckland are keeping people safe, we also know they have made life very tough for businesses in the region. In recognition of that Ministers have agreed to significantly boost the Resurgence Support Payment," "After the next scheduled payment on 29 October we will move to fortnightly payments at double the current rate. The enhanced support will first be paid on 12 November and fortnightly thereafter until Auckland is able to move into the new framework" External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the RED level of the new framework," External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson stated : "The pandemic has caused a rapid rise in public debt and demands for new spending continue to grow as we recover," External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "As we work to bring the pandemic to an end, we must not lose sight of the broader challenges affecting our region, including climate change and inequality," "Government policy can support those most in need, through redistributive fiscal policies and welfare-enhancing structural reforms in dealing with inequalities" External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The public and private sectors should work together to boost trade, employment and prosperity," External link

4-traders Friday, October 22, 2021 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November," "My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the Red level of the new framework" External link

newshub Friday, October 22, 2021 2:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In effect, this means the RSP will be a weekly rather than three-weekly payment as it is now, but for ease of application and administration it will be available in fortnightly instalments," "We are not changing any settings at this time so payments can be made without disruption" External link

nzherald Friday, October 22, 2021 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the red level of the new framework,” ”One of the issues that we are working through is what to do in terms of businesses who decide not to be part of the vaccine certificate regime. If we used the current settings based on revenue drops we may well end up supporting them, but not those who are using certificates. It is my personal preference that any payment will not be made available to those businesses that should be operating a vaccine certificate regime but choose not to, however this requires further work to be operational. “Across the board support will not be provided for areas designated as orange or green, because at these levels businesses will be able to operate as normal, with some requiring vaccine certificates to do so. We are also seeking further advice on what support could be made available in the event of local lockdowns” External link

Stuff Friday, October 22, 2021 1:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “While the ongoing restrictions in Auckland are keeping people safe, we also know they have made life very tough for businesses in the region. In recognition of that Ministers have agreed to significantly boost the Resurgence Support Payment,” “After the next scheduled payment on 29 October we will move to fortnightly payments at double the current rate. The enhanced support will first be paid on 12 November and fortnightly thereafter until Auckland is able to move into the new framework” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Final details of the support to be provided under the new framework will be agreed in November. My expectation is that because businesses will be able to operate at all levels of the framework, the wage subsidy and the RSP will be reworked to a new targeted payment at the RED level of the new framework,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 22, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The bottom line … is that the vaccine is key to keeping you, your family and your community safe,” External link

wsau Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We did see this happening under alert level 4, and sadly it has continued into alert level 3,” External link

Stuff Sunday, October 17, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 15, 2021 5:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "If they continue to come through at higher volumes, then we will need to start to move to a different process. Decisions about that are being worked on now so that they then can be deployed as soon as they're needed," External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those are the kinds of judgments that we do need to be looking at," "But we're also not without cases coming across the border as well, so we've got to work our way through that" External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're looking at contingency planning but it may be needed relatively soon," External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will see cases heading towards the triple-digit mark, but we can manage that if New Zealanders - and Aucklanders in particular - follow the rules," "Our hospitalisation rate remains relatively low and so ICU capacity is fine at the moment but people of course need to prepare for the prospect that it might grow" External link

newshub Friday, October 15, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Aucklanders will be able to board this 'Jaba seat' flight to receive their vaccination and enjoy Air New Zealand's top-class customer service," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “You've heard it described here that those large scale gatherings will need that, so people know that is going to be part of their future,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news24 Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

tribune Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tova, I am going to interrupt you now because you've asked that question," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 9:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Very few of the cases we are seeing are the result of transmission in workplaces," External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Level 3 has worked to contain outbreaks in Auckland before, but with Delta we know we know we are facing a more tricky and challenging opponent. And we also know that the longer restrictions are applied, the more fatigue creeps in and our guard can slip," "But I can't urge people enough that now is not the time for complacency" External link

newshub Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it is clear she is espousing views that are not going to help us get vaccinated" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Now is not the time for complacency,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is not the time for complacency," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Now is not the time for complacency,” External link

theherald-au Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast, even as recently as the Budget in May. It shows a strong rebound from the first lockdown in 2020, and bodes well for emerging from the current outbreak," External link

manilametro Tuesday, October 12, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “As all countries around the world have done, we have had to take on some debt to support businesses and workers through this Covid pandemic,” “However the level of debt remains lower than expected and far lower than most of our international counterparts” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Once upon a time in a land far, far away, the 30th of June feeling some considerable length of time ago now," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's what enabled New Zealand to get through," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The decisions we made during last year's Covid outbreak with economic support and health measures meant the economy bounced back better than almost anyone predicted," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast, even as recently as the Budget in May. It shows a strong rebound from the first lockdown in 2020, and bodes well for emerging from the current outbreak,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “However the level of debt remains lower than expected and far lower than most of our international counterparts. The average for advanced economies is above 90 percent net debt. In addition the cost of servicing that debt also remains very low by historical standards,” “We will continue to take a balanced approach, investing heavily to support wellbeing, our transition to being a low carbon economy and to improve productivity, while carefully managing our resources with an eye to the long term sustainability of the economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will continue to take a balanced approach," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 12, 2021 3:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RSP helps businesses with their fixed costs, such as rent. It provides cashflow to businesses and supports them to pay their bills while the country is at Alert Level 2 or above,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “So far the RSP has paid out just over $947 million to businesses. Coupled with the Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Government has supported businesses and workers to the tune of $3.9 billion since the Delta outbreak began,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, October 8, 2021 12:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We're not expecting there to be gatherings of people in the toilet but if people need to go, no doubt they will manage that situation," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The investment is being provided through Sport NZ from the $265 million Sport Recovery Package announced in Budget 2020,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 6, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson responded : "You can't get a haircut Jenny-May, that's not part of this first stage of giving Aucklanders an Alert Level 3 with a little bit of respite in it," External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Moving to a mandate is not a New Zealand way," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals," "And it's important [people] still go there if they are unwell" External link

newstalkzb Friday, October 1, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals," "And it's important [people] still go there if they are unwell" External link

nzherald Friday, October 1, 2021 4:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do also really want to make sure people retain confidence in our hospitals" External link

nzherald Friday, October 1, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a piece of work we did last year but were unable to follow through on," External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The survey work we've done shows that around 80 percent of businesses possibly already have this clause, but this is to enable those that don't to be able to have a fair agreement made between the landlord and the tenant and if that's not possible to move through arbitration and mediation processes," "So that's another way of helping to deal with those issues" External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This proposal completely misses the intricacies of commercial leases. Where is the bespoke response for hospitality or retail? Why aren't we focusing on where the need is the greatest?" External link

newshub Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "has a strong international reputation in anti-doping, providing leadership on doping issues in Oceania and further afield," "This additional investment will allow the agency to work with our athletes and support personnel to preserve and build a culture of clean sport - both in New Zealand and internationally," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, June 21, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "a lot of it was very familiar from previous years" External link

newstalkzb Monday, June 21, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “DFSNZ will be introducing improved testing and enhancing their doping investigation capabilities. This includes the introduction of new testing techniques – like Dried Blood Spot testing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 21, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand continues to outperform the countries we compare ourselves to on this measure," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealanders’ confidence in the recovery saw a boost in retail spending on big ticket items, eating out and holiday accommodation, offsetting the COVID-related loss of overseas tourists in what is traditionally a busy time of year for the industry,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand continues to outperform the countries we compare ourselves to on this measure,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Bear in mind that that was a five-year programme. It was always designed to ramp up as it went on," "Then, just after the first year of the programme, we had COVID. I do think we have to understand that that has caused some issues. But I am certainly going to be working closely with the Minister of Health to make sure we do deliver on that programme" External link

newshub Thursday, June 17, 2021 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That will depend on the way the Reserve Bank makes its decisions. The changes we put in place require the Reserve Bank to take account of what the government does and gives them the opportunity to understand our policy while working towards the bank’s objectives” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I also extend my condolences to Jan, Lady Edgar and their family. At a personal level I want to acknowledge Sir Eion for his unfailing generosity of spirit. As he would often remind people we were both Otago University graduates and share our love for the region. Even as a young student president nearly 30 years ago I appreciated working with Sir Eion. We may not have agreed on everything, but he was always respectful and encouraging – I will miss him greatly,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Their genuine desire to improve the lives of New Zealanders meant that their contributions have extended well beyond the realm of sport to business, community, youth, arts, education, the environment and health” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 14, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is part of the government's move to cool the property market. A more sustainable housing market supports more first-home buyers to get into their own home but also protects our recovering economy. So we all benefit," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "It is a complex and tricky area," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 3:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Obviously there are some financial constraints in the wake of COVID but we do understand the importance of this workforce and we want to negotiate in good faith," External link

newshub Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not it’s intention – it’s an information-gathering exercise,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 9, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our racing industry relies on the highest standards of ethics and animal welfare in all three racing codes," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We took this action. We always knew it would take a little bit of time to flow through but we are now starting to see the trend going in what I consider to be the right direction," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "It is a consultation, so we do want to hear from all sorts of people, but our starting point is that all Kiwis have the right to participate," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I do believe that this action will go ahead. I think, as you've heard, life-preserving services are maintained during this kind of action," External link

newshub Monday, June 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think we have to be really careful about those blanket percentages when you average them out across the whole workforce. " External link

newshub Monday, June 7, 2021 11:54:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1000 jobs with 13 projects under way, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

nzherald Monday, June 7, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Fully funding the new estimated costs for every project would have cost up to $6 billion extra on top of the original $6.8 billion, so instead we’ve taken a balanced approach with a mix of additional investment and a handful of projects being re-scoped while also keeping a lid on debt,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 4, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1,000 jobs with 13 projects underway, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are using an additional $1.9 billion set aside in the multi-year capital allowance to support our targeted investments - this is being used so we can keep delivering projects and creating jobs across the country to support our recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 2:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZUP is already supporting over 1,000 jobs with 13 projects underway, helping to secure our economic recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are using an additional $1.9 billion set aside in the multi-year capital allowance to support our targeted investments - this is being used so we can keep delivering projects and creating jobs across the country to support our recovery," External link

voxy Friday, June 4, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Fully funding the new estimated costs for every project would have cost up to $6 billion extra on top of the original $6.8 billion, so instead we’ve taken a balanced approach with a mix of additional investment and a handful of projects being re-scoped while also keeping a lid on debt,” External link

Stuff Friday, June 4, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The continued strength of the economy and confidence in the recovery has meant the Crown’s financial accounts are in better shape than expected,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “While these results are encouraging, we are still facing elevated levels of debt and OBEGAL [operating balance before gains and losses] deficits for some years to come as a result of the borrowing needed to support New Zealanders through Covid-19,” External link

Stuff Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The continued strength of the economy and confidence in the recovery has meant the Crown’s financial accounts are in better shape than expected," External link

voxy Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them,” “The report is consistent with the Government’s balanced approach, keeping a lid on debt while targeting support to where it’s needed most to tackle long-standing issues around climate change, housing and child wellbeing” External link

Stuff Monday, May 31, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The OECD Economic Outlook notes New Zealand is expected to be one of the stronger performers in the OECD, with a robust rebound due to our swift and decisive response to eliminate the virus and support households and businesses," External link

voxy Monday, May 31, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them," External link

voxy Monday, May 31, 2021 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The OECD Economic Outlook notes New Zealand is expected to be one of the stronger performers in the OECD, with a robust rebound due to our swift and decisive response to eliminate the virus and support households and businesses,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Economic volatility is a global risk and New Zealand is not immune. There are still challenges ahead but we are in a good position to handle them,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, May 31, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We made some really good progress last term, but we were in a coalition Government. I'm not going to sugarcoat that," "There were lots of different priorities, but I feel proud of what we did last term, and I feel very proud of what we did this week" External link

newshub Monday, May 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well, we always saw WEAG as the blueprint, but there were a lot of different competing needs," External link

newshub Monday, May 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “some of the damage done all those decades ago” External link

Stuff Monday, May 31, 2021 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the nature of these big projects that as you go through the business case process, the reason we do it is so that we can identify how we can most effectively and efficiently build this," External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "that was where the process started" External link

nzherald Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it was a really important milestone in our relationship and it forged bonds that will never be forgotten," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We made some really good progress last term, but we were in a coalition Government. I'm not going to sugarcoat that," "There were lots of different priorities, but I feel proud of what we did last term, and I feel very proud of what we did this week" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well, we always saw WEAG as the blueprint, but there were a lot of different competing needs," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 2:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "BusinessNZ, the organisation that represents business owners, and the CTU came to us together and said, 'Let's design something," "Round the world, Germany's got it; Canada's got it; the Nordic countries have got it. So we're at the beginning of that process. We'll be consulting with New Zealanders, and we did commit to this in our manifesto as well" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "BusinessNZ and the Council of Trade Unions are pushing us to go quicker," External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "Let's wait till 2023. We're some way off," "It is not a broken promise, but we're a long way away from that" External link

newshub Saturday, May 22, 2021 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "For now we don't have a specific target. We'll re-look at that again as the economy starts to recover," External link

mninews Friday, May 21, 2021 8:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "He's not quite a National MP yet," "But judging by how things are going here, maybe there will be an opening at some point" External link

newshub Friday, May 21, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today, we address the most inequitable of the changes made 30 years ago. We will restore dignity and hope for some of the lowest income New Zealanders by righting the wrong of those benefit cuts,” External link

Stuff Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This year's Budget is still in the shadow of COVID-19, and its focus is to secure our recovery from its impact," External link

rttnews Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Kia ora e hoa, we are missing you here today but I can feel your wairua and aroha from here," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy has performed better than expected, thanks to the efforts of businesses, workers and the government's decisive and bold action through highly uncertain times," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is still a COVID budget, with economic support and stimulus," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "All ministers asked for more than they get other than Minister Hipkins for vaccines" External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Look, every person who knows somebody who needs a drug, particularly if it's for a rare disease, it's a terrible thing to be going through," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Well it will certainly make a significant contribution to reducing it," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Carmel Sepuloni ) : "Boy, Carmel, it's a huge sum," External link

newshub Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Social Insurance ) : “Like ACC for accidents, a Social Unemployment Insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path. We’re looking at a scheme that could provide those who lose their jobs with around 80 percent of their income, with minimum and maximum caps ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very sharp adjustment, but a necessary one," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

nzherald Thursday, May 20, 2021 9:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Covid-19 has exposed how vulnerable employment can be, and the risk to dramatic income loss from employment to unemployment. Finding a job takes time, and many workers may accept lower-paid jobs that don’t match their skill-sets, because financial pressures mean they need work quickly,” “Like ACC for accidents, a Social Unemployment Insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path” External link

Stuff Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “By lifting benefits we’re talking about having that money be spent in the communities where people live,” “That’s the best part of a billion dollars a year going into the economy” External link

guardian Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy has performed better than expected, thanks to the efforts of businesses, workers and the Government’s decisive and bold action through highly uncertain times," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is still a COVID Budget, with economic support and stimulus," "New Zealand’s strong health response means we have weathered the 1-in-100-year COVID economic shock better than most. However, we will continue to face ongoing uncertainty for some time, and Budget 2021 takes a balanced approach to investing in areas and people where it is needed most, alongside careful fiscal management to pay down debt" External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government will continue to invest in New Zealand’s future and advance our three priorities of keeping New Zealanders safe, accelerating the recovery and dealing with long-standing issues of climate change, child wellbeing and affordable housing," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government will continue to invest in New Zealand’s future and advance our three priorities of keeping New Zealanders safe, accelerating the recovery and dealing with long‑standing issues of climate change, child wellbeing and affordable housing,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will build back better from COVID-19. We have the opportunity to build the houses, schools, hospitals and transport networks our country needs, while adding momentum to our economic recovery," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Budget 2021 lifts that investment to $57.3 billion of Crown spending on infrastructure from 2021 to 2025," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Investing in infrastructure is at the core of the Government’s economic recovery plan. On top of addressing the infrastructure deficit, these ongoing investments grow jobs and boost economic growth both nationally and regionally," External link

voxy Thursday, May 20, 2021 6:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is the biggest lift in benefits in more than a generation," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very sharp adjustment, but a necessary one," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have an opportunity to better support New Zealanders who lose their jobs through no fault of their own," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're targeting, likely, around 2023 for that," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "asked to work with Government to propose a more enduring solution and this is our joint response," "Like ACC for accidents, a social unemployment insurance scheme would cushion the impact of a job loss. It would give workers the financial stability to find the right job for their skills, or to retrain for a new, fulfilling career path" External link

newstalkzb Thursday, May 20, 2021 5:59:00 AM 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 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 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 said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Borrowing and spending $100 billion was the second largest fiscal response in the developed world and gave us a mountain of debt and rising prices. Grant Robertson is taxing us at a record pace to fund Labour’s political wish list. The Government’s hostility to business means they’re complying not producing, pushing up costs. " External link

voxy Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Jordan Williams says ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Skyrocketing prices are an indictment on the Government’s print, borrow, and spend economic strategy. In general, Government spending is more inflationary than leaving money in taxpayers’ pockets, and Grant Robertson needs to shoulder some of the blame for today’s numbers" External link

voxy Monday, October 18, 2021 2:31:00 AM EAT

Sir said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Importantly, the new Racing Integrity Board - announced by Minister for Racing Hon Grant Robertson on 8 June - is independent and separate from the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes. Its establishment was a key part of the racing industry reforms in the Racing Industry Act 2020," External link

voxy Friday, June 11, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Jim Bolger said ( about Grant Robertson ) : “I heard that tortured comparison being made by Grant Robertson,” “I was disappointed in him. I thought he was better than that” External link

Stuff Friday, May 21, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

David Seymour said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "The budget assumes that unemployment will be 4.4 per cent and economic growth will be 4.4 per cent by 2023," "They are in La La Land. How can that possibly be the case with the Government's anti-growth, anti-business agenda? We're heading straight for an iceberg with Grant Robertson at the helm of the ship" External link

bordermail Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:19:00 AM EAT