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Grant Robertson said : "the sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year" External link

tvnz Friday, December 2, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Sir ) : “He was truly a legend of New Zealand athletics, but his contribution has been so much more than that. In 1963 he established the Halberg Trust to support children with disabilities in sport and recreation. Through the Trust Sir Murray has changed the lives of generations of New Zealanders. The sheer joy that we witness each year at the Halberg Games is vindication of his vision,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is continuing to show its resilience even as global economic storm clouds gather. The sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year," External link

voxy Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our debt levels are among the lowest in the OECD and well below the Government’s debt ceiling of 30 percent, ensuring we are well positioned to weather further economic shocks," "In these highly uncertain global economic times, we continue to take a balanced approach that has worked for New Zealand. We remain focused on prioritising our spending without adding to inflation pressures and returning to surplus in 2024/25, which would be a year earlier than the National Government did after the Global Financial Crisis" External link

voxy Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that there are hard times to come, that's why you prepare," "That's why we have been careful to get the balance right between investing and being fiscally responsible" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We go through and we say, 'Is this spending still necessary, do you still need this money?'" External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson admits : "that will be a significant issue for some households" External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "My view is that we don't have to go into a recession," External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to do everything I can to keep New Zealanders in jobs but this is going to be a tough time," External link

newshub Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're one of only two countries in the OECD which won't have an income insurance scheme," "I think it's time we did" External link

newshub Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Reserve Bank is forecasting the economy will grow robustly in the second half of 2022 and first quarter of 2023 by a collective 1.8 percent, before a period of negative growth totalling 1 percent of GDP," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's been so many U-turns over the few weeks on policy, it's hard to keep up," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "Certainly for those households who need to re-fix their mortgages over the next couple of years they will face added cost of living pressure," External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Lessons on political point scoring from the Olympic champion in that regard are not ones I am going to accept," External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These accounts and economic figures are not ends in themselves, they are a means to an end," "And one of those ends includes New Zealand's ability to stand up to the global recession which is on our doorstep" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 23, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That is what we are working towards,” External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 21, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've increased health spending by more than 40% over the time that we've been in office; we've got a health reform programme that's dedicated to shifting more towards primary care and prevention, so I actually think we're on the same page," "I understand the pressure, and I understand the frustration, but I think we're all heading in the same direction" External link

tvnz Monday, November 21, 2022 1:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is a problem that will take years to resolve because it was years in the making. But we are making progress overall in reducing the number of people in emergency housing," External link

newshub Monday, November 21, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I actually think football - and sport in general - does have a role to play in enhancing human rights," External link

newshub Sunday, November 20, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “It wouldn't necessarily be a parade – it will depend a little bit on circumstances,” External link

Stuff Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : “What I’m concerned about is that member making the cost of living crisis worse” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The member shouldn’t be making that sign about going around in a circle on policy on a day like today,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is not in anyone’s interest for this conflict to continue, and I reiterate the long, consistent call that the New Zealand Government has made for Russia to abandon this illegal invasion,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : ”This is deeply concerning. Obviously, we’ve seen attacks on civilian targets within Ukraine. We don’t know the full circumstances here but we obviously have innocent people in Poland who have now been affected by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We put forward a proposal that will reduce costs for users, that will give more certainty and consistency. I think I'd rather stand on our record than theirs," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will not let it go to waste,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Through meeting internationally recognised standards for selecting and reporting on the projects financed, Green Bonds will increase transparency around climate outcomes ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I don't think we're in that spiral situation just yet because most commentators still agree that inflation has probably peaked in New Zealand and so we will see it start to slowly come down," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I know you're going to raise with me, the fund that's available for people to be able to get support. We want that out there as soon as possible," External link

newshub Monday, November 14, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Queensland Premier ) : "We will always take advice from health officials on that matter and I am not aware of any advice for us to do that at this stage," "Queensland has its own framework and we no longer have the Covid protection framework with different levels in it, but we will always listen to the advice of experts about what we should do" External link

tvnz Monday, November 14, 2022 7:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve been talking with the team and NZ Rugby today about an event here at Parliament – we’ve done that before for the men’s rugby World Cup, Silver Ferns netball team as well – so that’s what we’re working towards,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 14, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "What an incredible team the @blackferns are. Brilliant, humble, gutsy. And what a tournament. Thank you Aotearoa for getting behind it," External link

newshub Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To ensure Kāinga Ora can expand this work further, Cabinet agreed to increase Kāinga Ora’s borrowing capacity by NZ$2.75 billion for FY2022/23. This, along with all future financing requirements of Kāinga Ora, will be met by loans from NZDM,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "For some countries, we can have visa waivers, for others we don't. We do that because we need to manage the flow of people that come into our country," "We continue to work closely with our Pacific neighbours around migration issues both through things like the RSE scheme, but also the Pacific Access Quota, the Samoan Quota, and so we do have good and important relationships there" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it's really important we take an overall view of how we can improve our supply chain resilience," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do need to get continuity and stability at this time," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank board made a unanimous recommendation to his reappointment and I think it would be politicising the role to go against that recommendation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 8, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank has been undergoing a considerable period of change since Adrian’s appointment in 2018,” “This has led to considerable change in the bank’s strategy, people and culture. As the governor, Mr Orr has been instrumental in leading this change and his reappointment will allow him to carry on and ensure these changes are bedded in” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : "I am pleased to reappoint Adrian for another five-year term, effective from 27 March 2023," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "There isn't work underway around that," "The Commerce Commission's job is obviously to look at a competition and competition policy. It's very clear, for example, in the supermarkets where you've got a duopoly where the issues lie" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : "Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic. I am happy to endorse the recommendation of the Board," "I have full confidence that he will continue to display the same integrity and leadership in performing his duties as Governor in what is still a challenging environment" External link

tvnz Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The latest figures are broadly in line with forecasts. They show the resilience of the economy despite the global challenges New Zealand finds itself facing. More people are in paid work which helps to ease cost of living pressures, while the Government is there with them and supporting them with the recently announced childcare package along with the extended fuel tax cuts and half price public transport fares," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “The Reserve Bank has been undergoing a considerable period of change since Adrian’s appointment in 2018,” External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 7, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Following the Reserve Bank board’s unanimous recommendation to me, I am pleased to reappoint Adrian for another five-year term, effective from March 27,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 7, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic. I am happy to endorse the recommendation of the Board. I have full confidence that he will continue to display the same integrity and leadership in performing his duties as Governor in what is still a challenging environment,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 7, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I actually don't think New Zealanders should trust National on tax," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 2, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is the potential for some borrowers that they will have mortgage stress in the future. That is the reality of the situation we've got with interest rates - I endorse the call for the Reserve Bank for those banks and people to talk to each other," "Being in negative equity for a short time when you own a house is not uncommon. A house is an asset you hold for a long period of time. ''Obviously for those people who borrowed in the last couple of year at very low rates, but borrowing very high amounts, as those interest rates rise some pressure falls upon them," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 2, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very positive outcome. Unemployment is low, more people than ever are in work and wages are growing faster than inflation to help them meet cost of living pressures. This is something worth celebrating and shows our economic plan is working for New Zealanders despite the challenging global environment," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Like other countries, New Zealand is experiencing worker shortages. We will continue to invest heavily in skills and training while attracting overseas workers with the skills we need. Our Immigration reset is making a difference, with more than 71,000 positions being approved to recruit overseas workers and help address workforce pressures," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is no deal, there’s nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done,” External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 28, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is no deal, there's nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson asked : "Can the Minister confirm reports of McDonald's workers on Newshub last night celebrating the passing of the Fair Pay Agreements legislation?" External link

newshub Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is no deal, there's nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

bbc Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “Some New Zealanders who weren’t able to leave Iran have now left,” External link

voanews Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “They could not leave Iran. They have been assisted to be able to do that. And I think we should all be very pleased and relieved,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is no deal. There is nothing in return. Absolutely not," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “They could not leave Iran. They have been assisted to be able to do that. And I think we should all be very pleased and relieved,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand’s relationship with the UK is very strong, based on shared values, history and people-to-people connections,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've significantly lifted the amount of funding we've given to the health system overall, about a 40 percent increase since we've been in office," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a global shortage in the health workforce,” “We’re competing hard to get those people to come into New Zealand, but there definitely is strain within our health system when it comes to those staffing issues” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 25, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Nursing has always been a global workforce. A lot of New Zealand-trained nurses end up going overseas. We end up bringing people in from other countries,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 25, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "options are currently being assessed as to whether to make another attempt to travel in the next day or so" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Every government would want to be able to adjust those tax brackets and make sure that people do keep more of that money in their take-home pay," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We do know that emergency departments have been under huge pressure over the course of this winter," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Health inflation tends to run a little higher than normal inflation," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The United Kingdom is going through a very, very tough time economically at the moment… inflation up over 10 percent and heading higher, a massive energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've said in this term of government we're not doing major changes to the tax system. There's a lot for us to be getting on with. When it comes to the election next year, the Labour Party hasn't set its tax policy yet, we will have that and it will be up against the other parties' policies," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "And I take your point...people aren't living in other countries so therefore that's not their biggest concern," "I guess the point I'm trying to make is, in the face of this global situation, I think New Zealand is as well-positioned as anybody else" External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Trevor Mallard ) : "As a member of the LGBT community, Trevor has been the most staunch ally of our community over decades. He was the numbers man on the homosexual law reform in 1986," External link

newshub Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "How much has the Speaker's behaviour cost the taxpayer?" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's plan could result in mortgage payments going up, inflation worsening, and cuts to essential services for middle and low-income families during a cost-of-living crisis, that's a hefty price to pay so millionaires can better weather the cost-of-living crisis," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But people will be supported to get through this period, just as we have with additional payments, like the winter energy payment, like the cost-of-living payment," "We still have the cuts to fuel excise duty and half-price public transport up to the end of January. So, we are still there supporting people through what is a tough time" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Gaurav Sharma ) : "It is what it is. Dr Sharma has made his decision," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have taken action to take the sharp edges off cost of living pressures on Kiwis, particularly those on lower incomes," "Our temporary and targeted cost of living payment, fuel tax cuts and halved-priced public transport fares have helped ease the inflationary effects of the Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation globally is high, with forecasts showing other countries' consumer prices are yet to peak," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have taken action to take the sharp edges off cost of living pressures on Kiwis, particularly those on lower incomes," "Our temporary and targeted cost of living payment, fuel tax cuts and halved-priced public transport fares have helped ease the inflationary effects of the Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic-related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices," "The Government will continue to carefully target spending in these highly uncertain times. This is not the time to put that at risk by borrowing for tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest the most, as we have seen recently in the UK" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 18, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “The big game here is to reconnect face-to-face, to learn about the American economy, particularly on the east coast of America where we haven’t had a direct flight before and there’s a lot of opportunity for New Zealand here,” External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 13, 2022 2:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve delivered Government books that not only compare favourably with the comparable stage during the Global Financial Crisis, but across the key economic measures of growth, unemployment and Government debt we’re in a better or similar position to the likes of Australia, the US, UK and Canada,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Despite the challenges the world throws at us, New Zealanders can be optimistic about our future. Our economy is doing better than predicted and with restrictions lifted we can seize the opportunities created by the Government’s strong COVID and fiscal management,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These meetings provide an opportunity to engage with counterparts on geopolitical issues, including matters relating to New Zealand's and the Pacific's economic security, trade, the recovery from Covid-19 and ongoing matters such as supply chain issues, global inflation and Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine," External link

nzherald Monday, October 10, 2022 2:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will see it improve over the next couple of years,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 7, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Everyone in this room, I suspect, will have had some involvement with New Zealand's immigration system over the years,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 6, 2022 11:33:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand is still a very attractive destination for people to come to,” “It’s a great place to come and live” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have seen evidence in the United Kingdom to just how wrong they are,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government, alongside hard-working New Zealanders, has done a lot of hard work," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a time for balance and caution, not for frittering away things through tax cuts to the wealthiest," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’ve delivered Government books that not only compare favourably with the comparable stage during the Global Financial Crisis, but across the key economic measures of growth, unemployment and Government debt we’re in a better or similar position to the likes of Australia, the US, UK and Canada," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the measures that matter the Government has steered the New Zealand economy and Government books through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic favourable compared to the [Global Financial Crisis]," "Our economy has bounced back quicker, unemployment is lower, and the increase in debt compared to the size of the economy is comparable" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're not making major tax changes this term," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “while there are some ‘mood surveys’ that say one thing about New Zealand’s corporate sector, you can see from here that there was significant profits within our corporate sector evidenced by the corporate tax return to IRD” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Whether it is on tax cuts or anything else - it has already been banked, accounted for, and we have moved on from it," "I am going to be taking a balanced and cautious approach" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're not making major tax changes this term," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "final decisions of the scheme are still being worked on" External link

nzherald Sunday, October 2, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would be a quick and knee-jerk way of dealing with what is a complex issue," External link

newshub Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "If you go and ask individual sports clubs across New Zealand you'll find that for many of them it's very significant," External link

newshub Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Many things get said in this House and this Chamber, and members reflect on that and make a later decision to apologise. That is exactly what the Minister for Children has done,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the health sector, for example, we've done undertaking one of the biggest reforms that New Zealand's seen in two decades - the creation of the Māori Health Authority to really get to the core to some of the issues here - along with Health New Zealand and moving away from the DHBs," "We're very much focused on those things and making sure that we have the fundamental basics of the New Zealand economy and society right" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm not aware of that story at all," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The global economy is a tough place to be at the moment. There are still issues coming out of Europe, obviously with the war in Ukraine, issues in China,” External link

wsau Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm not aware of that story at all," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I think it's been a really hard 2022 for most New Zealanders and that includes the business community," External link

tvnz Monday, September 26, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The consensus among most economists is that inflation will start to come down in New Zealand ... but it won't be a quick drop back down to the levels of inflation that people have been used to seeing," External link

tvnz Monday, September 26, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Getting people back into work after being out of the labour market for a while has long-term benefits for them, their family and the country,” External link

Stuff Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The FIFA Women's World Cup is the largest women's sporting event on the planet," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 9:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the largest women’s sporting event on the planet," External link

tvnz Friday, September 23, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is an excellent example of how Government investment in major events can drive positive, long-term change in our communities,” External link

tvnz Friday, September 23, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Fifa Women’s World Cup is the largest women’s sporting event on the planet. Hosting an event of this magnitude will generate significant social and economic benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand and leave a lasting legacy for football and women’s sport in this country,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Fifa Women's World Cup is the largest women's sporting event on the planet. Hosting an event of this magnitude will generate significant social and economic benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand and leave a lasting legacy for football and women's sport in this country," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an excellent example of how Government investment in major events can drive positive, long-term change in our communities," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "what a tough time 2022 has been for many New Zealanders and around the world" External link

newshub Friday, September 23, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "One of the things I've heard consistently from this audience over the years is the importance of investment in infrastructure," External link

newshub Friday, September 23, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap and brings New Zealand in line with international practices,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Officials are currently exploring options for setting the required size of the fund. Approaches taken by other countries range from 0.3% to 5% of covered deposits built up over a five- to 20-year period,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The levy is also expected to be risk-based, with deposit takers paying different rates depending on an assessment of the risks they pose, which will encourage them to avoid excessive risk-taking that may financially harm Kiwis,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap,” External link

wsau Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap and brings New Zealand in line with international practices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The levy is also expected to be risk-based, with deposit takers paying different rates depending on an assessment of the risks they pose, which will encourage them to avoid excessive risk-taking that may financially harm Kiwis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank will have stronger and a broader range of supervisory and enforcement powers to ensure compliance and avoid breaches,” “Taken together, the recommendations will considerably strengthen New Zealand’s financial system safety net and contribute to a robust framework of protections for depositors. It also brings our protections into line with those in place overseas” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's not on our Government's work programme," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:01:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It will be hard going, but we’ve got every reason to be optimistic over the 12 months,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I was waking up in the morning and checking our global shipping news. In particular, whether the port of Shanghai was open,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our motivation for doing this is that both after the Christchurch earthquakes, then again in the period of Covid, we've created ad-hoc schemes to deal with people having sudden job loss. We felt that this was a gap,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are going to have to think about this election campaign in a slightly different way," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They were screaming and yelling at me that I was a paedophile and various other revolting things," "Those experiences are not great and DPS were there to protect me but they can't possibly be there to protect all politicians" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We can't let these people win so we've gotta make sure that we still campaign but we've gotta think a bit differently," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are heading into an election campaign that will be undertaken in an atmosphere that's different from the ones that I think I've done before," “I've been an MP for 14 years. I've been around this building for two decades. It is different now, the threats are greater, they're more often they're more intense” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I just think it occurred in conversation between the Labour Party whips and Anna Lorck that it was important that she was able to address some of the issues that have been raised,” “As we all know, this is a high pressure work environment, but that never excuses poor behaviour” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the case of Anna Lorck what she's recognised is she's got a particular management style that she knows she needs to work on,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the case of Anna Lorck, what she's recognised is she's got a particular management style that she knows she needs to work on" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was pretty disrespectful and definitely pretty cynical," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There were certainly other ways of handling it," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think we should all take very seriously assault and bullying allegations no matter where we are and what workplace we are in," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “As we move to implement our plan, future investments will obviously not be at the same scale as during Covid. As with all of you, with the emergency Covid response behind us now, we will enter a period of more targeted spending,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a positive result and underlines the resilience of the economy. Our strong growth in the June quarter comes at a time the IMF estimated that global output shrank,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to focus on lifting New Zealanders up and giving them greater economic security. We are investing in supporting businesses to grow jobs and wages which will make families and our economy stronger," External link

newshub Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a positive result and underlines the resilience of the economy. Our strong growth in the June quarter comes at a time the IMF estimated that global output shrank," External link

voxy Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global factors such as the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on supply chains and the war in Ukraine are affecting prices, particularly those for fuel and building materials, and this means demand is not being met, and having a sizeable effect on New Zealand households and businesses," "We recognise that this is a tough time for New Zealanders and the rise in the cost of living is making it hard for many. We have taken steps to ease some of that pressure on households, particularly those on lower incomes" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Green Bonds provide financing to advance climate change and environmental priorities like the transition to clean transport and support for biodiversity,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today marks a step on a continuing journey for the Government to increase transparency and reporting around climate, sustainability and wellbeing outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've obviously been speaking to the likes of the National Party who appear to hold a different view than ACT," External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've obviously been speaking to the likes of the National Party who appear to hold a different view than ACT," "Also, if we look around the world, the UK is doing this in terms of a public holiday, so is Australia. I believe Canada is considering something similar. We have to bear all these different points of view in mind" External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We want to recognise the significance of this occasion, 70 years in the making and we will make our decision today… But I think the most important thing to recognise here is the sovereign of the nation has died," External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand’s unprecedented success at the Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games earlier this year reflects the raft of young talent emerging across winter sports," "This investment will support the winter sports’ high-performance campaigns, build on the development of athlete and coach pathways and wellbeing initiatives and help provide facilities for our top winter sports athletes and para-athletes to compete consistently at the highest level" External link

tvnz Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I note the change in position expressed by the National Party. I continue to be interested in exploring the option of establishing an institution, as resources and other priorities allow, but regrettably it is too late to be considered as part of Budget 2022," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Eagle ) : “There is no-one I know who could bring this group together other than Paul Eagle” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm very proud of KiwiSaver, Labour is very proud of KiwiSaver," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Michael Cullen ) : "What Michael Cullen would be appalled by is a party like National consistently undermining KiwiSaver while it was in office," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Christopher Luxon ) : "Christopher Luxon ploughed on, he doubled down he said he wouldn't have ruled it out," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I thought it was a relatively simple question to answer about ruling out Brian Tamaki. I don't understand why it took Mr Luxon so long to rule them out, but I am pleased that he has,” “I think it is very important that New Zealand is a clear that the dangerous extremism that Brian Tamaki represents has no place in this Parliament” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Do the right thing, Mr Luxon, rule out working with Brian Tamaki, or else New Zealanders will continue to believe you stand for extremism, you stand for bigotry. Rule out Brian Tamaki," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

tvnz Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

tvnz Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government takes very seriously our obligations to reduce emissions and meet the goals of the Zero Carbon Act," External link

newshub Monday, August 29, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “We obviously take seriously the importance of continuing to support Kiwibank, so yes, the Government is prepared to put further capital in,” External link

Stuff Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Trevor Mallard ) : "Trevor's no doubt had his moments," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The government is fully committed to supporting Kiwibank to be a genuine competitor in the banking industry - ensuring the bank has access to capital to continue to grow on a commercially sustainable basis and offer a viable and competitive alternative for New Zealanders," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 per cent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 percent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," "With Kiwibank staying in New Zealand hands, New Zealanders can continue to bank with a trusted, credible and competitive banking option that will remain fully locally owned" External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZ Super Fund had been interested in purchasing a majority holding in KGH, but withdrew its interest as it did not align with the Government's commitment to public and New Zealand ownership," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 per cent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown’s consolidated balance sheet. It does require the government to fund its contribution for the purchase, which will be done through the multi-year capital allowance. This means the cost to purchase is already part of the borrowing programme published at Budget 2022,” “I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers” External link

Stuff Monday, August 22, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an extremely positive result and shows our economic plan is working despite a challenging global environment," "Unemployment is near record lows and wages are rising above inflation to help deal with the cost of living pressures. The Government is also doing its bit to support households under pressure" External link

newshub Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “When I was attending Otago University, we had four computers across the entire campus,” “Since then, the University has led the way in terms of access to technology and so I want to acknowledge the extraordinary partnerships displayed here today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 19, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “She's the preferred Prime Minister in that poll,” “She's doing an extraordinary job of leading New Zealand and has done so. She's the preferred Prime Minister” External link

tvnz Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think you probably just want to reflect on whether or not you've ever in the history of polls asked whether the preferred prime minister of the country should step down," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Blacks ) : "The All Blacks funding model means that very little Government money goes to the All Blacks per say," External link

tvnz Monday, August 8, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "violence and attacks on young people are things that we should all be very concerned about" External link

tvnz Monday, August 8, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've started having some very initial conversations," "But this is a massive undertaking" External link

newshub Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's one of the reasons for me being here," External link

newshub Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson tells : "Money plays such a big role in the way we live our lives," External link

nzherald Friday, July 29, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are undertaking a preliminary analysis of the feasibility of hosting the Commonwealth Games at some point in the future,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The hosting of the Games is a considerable undertaking and a lot of work will be required to carefully assess the benefits and costs associated with doing so before any further decisions are considered,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm not exactly sure how relatable that is.. in July I tend to remember that I haven't cleaned the guttering out and that's why there's a massive waterfall going down my property," External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson conceded : "it is true that they are easily confused" External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The last few weeks Mr Speaker have been a study in what is and what is not leadership," External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A post that says you're in Te Puke on a particular day when you're actually in Hawaii is misleading" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think every politician needs to take a break," "This is a very stressful place to work. However, when you take a break, you probably should be honest about where you go" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Global economies are being challenged by volatility including high inflation, the war in Ukraine and the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is a global situation so it is useful to hear how those factors are affecting other jurisdictions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are closely monitoring margins in the fuel market to make sure savings are being passed on to motorists,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “very focused on doing what we can to ensure that New Zealanders are paying a fair price” External link

Stuff Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “elevated for some time at levels above what has been experienced in recent times” External link

Stuff Monday, July 18, 2022 8:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global factors such as the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on supply chains and the war in Ukraine are affecting prices, particularly those for fuel and building materials, and this means demand is not being met, and having a sizeable effect on New Zealand households and businesses," "We recognise that this is a tough time for New Zealanders and the rise in the cost of living is making it hard for many. We have taken steps to ease some of that pressure on households, particularly those on lower incomes" External link

newshub Monday, July 18, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are doing some work on the exit strategy," External link

newstalkzb Monday, July 18, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The global economy is extremely volatile and New Zealand is not alone in experiencing higher prices, with inflation at 40-year highs of over 9 percent in the United States and the UK," External link

voxy Monday, July 18, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “elevated for some time at levels above what has been experienced in recent times” External link

Stuff Monday, July 18, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are doing some work on the exit strategy," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "that is not the forecasts we are receiving" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no easy fix for the cost of living, but we're taking a range of actions to ease the pressure on families," "In the case of today's announcement we know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that inflation is rising across the world, and cost of living pressures are making it tough for New Zealand right now. High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand," External link

voxy Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also have the first cost of living payment going out in two weeks’ time. This payment will support an estimated 2.1 million people aged 18 and over for a three month period," External link

voxy Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households," External link

tvnz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We know that inflation is rising across the world, and cost of living pressures are making it tough for New Zealand right now. High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We also have the first cost of living payment going out in two weeks’ time. This payment will support an estimated 2.1 million people aged 18 and over for a three month period, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no easy fix for the cost of living, but we're taking a range of actions to ease the pressure on families," "In the case of today's announcement we know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Treasury's estimate is that the combined impacts of this policy will reduce headline inflation by 0.5 percentage points in the June 2022 quarter. Even though many commentators are forecasting that inflation will peak in the June quarter, it is likely to stay for some time at levels higher than we have seen in recent years," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can reprioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the Covid Support Payment allocation," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households," External link

tvnz Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "The Commerce Commission's findings indicate that restrictive covenants over land are a major barrier to supermarkets accessing new sites, so we're banning these covenants from being used to stop competition. Legislation will be introduced on Budget night to make this happen," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The global economy is facing a number of challenges, triggered by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are doing this while also carefully managing the Government accounts as we have throughout this COVID pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:52:00 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



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green party leader0.44%EN08/23/201723/08/2017
employment spokesman0.88%EN02/28/201728/02/2017
lawmaker0.66%EN02/09/201709/02/2017
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shadow finance spokesman0.22%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
leader0.44%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
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rival0.88%EN09/17/201317/09/2013
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Grant Robertson said : "the sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year" External link

tvnz Friday, December 2, 2022 12:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Sir ) : “He was truly a legend of New Zealand athletics, but his contribution has been so much more than that. In 1963 he established the Halberg Trust to support children with disabilities in sport and recreation. Through the Trust Sir Murray has changed the lives of generations of New Zealanders. The sheer joy that we witness each year at the Halberg Games is vindication of his vision,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is continuing to show its resilience even as global economic storm clouds gather. The sobering reality is global growth is slowing and New Zealand will not escape its impact, with forecasts of a shallow recession next year," External link

voxy Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our debt levels are among the lowest in the OECD and well below the Government’s debt ceiling of 30 percent, ensuring we are well positioned to weather further economic shocks," "In these highly uncertain global economic times, we continue to take a balanced approach that has worked for New Zealand. We remain focused on prioritising our spending without adding to inflation pressures and returning to surplus in 2024/25, which would be a year earlier than the National Government did after the Global Financial Crisis" External link

voxy Thursday, December 1, 2022 2:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that there are hard times to come, that's why you prepare," "That's why we have been careful to get the balance right between investing and being fiscally responsible" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We go through and we say, 'Is this spending still necessary, do you still need this money?'" External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 3:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson admits : "that will be a significant issue for some households" External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "My view is that we don't have to go into a recession," External link

newshub Saturday, November 26, 2022 1:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I want to do everything I can to keep New Zealanders in jobs but this is going to be a tough time," External link

newshub Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're one of only two countries in the OECD which won't have an income insurance scheme," "I think it's time we did" External link

newshub Thursday, November 24, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Reserve Bank is forecasting the economy will grow robustly in the second half of 2022 and first quarter of 2023 by a collective 1.8 percent, before a period of negative growth totalling 1 percent of GDP," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's been so many U-turns over the few weeks on policy, it's hard to keep up," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : "Certainly for those households who need to re-fix their mortgages over the next couple of years they will face added cost of living pressure," External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Lessons on political point scoring from the Olympic champion in that regard are not ones I am going to accept," External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 23, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These accounts and economic figures are not ends in themselves, they are a means to an end," "And one of those ends includes New Zealand's ability to stand up to the global recession which is on our doorstep" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, November 23, 2022 4:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That is what we are working towards,” External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 21, 2022 5:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've increased health spending by more than 40% over the time that we've been in office; we've got a health reform programme that's dedicated to shifting more towards primary care and prevention, so I actually think we're on the same page," "I understand the pressure, and I understand the frustration, but I think we're all heading in the same direction" External link

tvnz Monday, November 21, 2022 1:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is a problem that will take years to resolve because it was years in the making. But we are making progress overall in reducing the number of people in emergency housing," External link

newshub Monday, November 21, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I actually think football - and sport in general - does have a role to play in enhancing human rights," External link

newshub Sunday, November 20, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “It wouldn't necessarily be a parade – it will depend a little bit on circumstances,” External link

Stuff Thursday, November 17, 2022 4:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied : “What I’m concerned about is that member making the cost of living crisis worse” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The member shouldn’t be making that sign about going around in a circle on policy on a day like today,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is not in anyone’s interest for this conflict to continue, and I reiterate the long, consistent call that the New Zealand Government has made for Russia to abandon this illegal invasion,” External link

tvnz Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This illegal invasion that Russia has undertaken in Ukraine has serious consequences,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : ”This is deeply concerning. Obviously, we’ve seen attacks on civilian targets within Ukraine. We don’t know the full circumstances here but we obviously have innocent people in Poland who have now been affected by Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. “We have to believe in the rule of law and the international rule of law and sovereign countries should not be invaded in the way they have been,” External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We put forward a proposal that will reduce costs for users, that will give more certainty and consistency. I think I'd rather stand on our record than theirs," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will not let it go to waste,” External link

tvnz Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Through meeting internationally recognised standards for selecting and reporting on the projects financed, Green Bonds will increase transparency around climate outcomes ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I don't think we're in that spiral situation just yet because most commentators still agree that inflation has probably peaked in New Zealand and so we will see it start to slowly come down," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 15, 2022 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I know you're going to raise with me, the fund that's available for people to be able to get support. We want that out there as soon as possible," External link

newshub Monday, November 14, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Queensland Premier ) : "We will always take advice from health officials on that matter and I am not aware of any advice for us to do that at this stage," "Queensland has its own framework and we no longer have the Covid protection framework with different levels in it, but we will always listen to the advice of experts about what we should do" External link

tvnz Monday, November 14, 2022 7:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve been talking with the team and NZ Rugby today about an event here at Parliament – we’ve done that before for the men’s rugby World Cup, Silver Ferns netball team as well – so that’s what we’re working towards,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 14, 2022 6:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "What an incredible team the @blackferns are. Brilliant, humble, gutsy. And what a tournament. Thank you Aotearoa for getting behind it," External link

newshub Saturday, November 12, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To ensure Kāinga Ora can expand this work further, Cabinet agreed to increase Kāinga Ora’s borrowing capacity by NZ$2.75 billion for FY2022/23. This, along with all future financing requirements of Kāinga Ora, will be met by loans from NZDM,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, November 10, 2022 11:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "For some countries, we can have visa waivers, for others we don't. We do that because we need to manage the flow of people that come into our country," "We continue to work closely with our Pacific neighbours around migration issues both through things like the RSE scheme, but also the Pacific Access Quota, the Samoan Quota, and so we do have good and important relationships there" External link

newshub Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think it's really important we take an overall view of how we can improve our supply chain resilience," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do need to get continuity and stability at this time," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 9:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank board made a unanimous recommendation to his reappointment and I think it would be politicising the role to go against that recommendation,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, November 8, 2022 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank has been undergoing a considerable period of change since Adrian’s appointment in 2018,” “This has led to considerable change in the bank’s strategy, people and culture. As the governor, Mr Orr has been instrumental in leading this change and his reappointment will allow him to carry on and ensure these changes are bedded in” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 8, 2022 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : "I am pleased to reappoint Adrian for another five-year term, effective from 27 March 2023," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "There isn't work underway around that," "The Commerce Commission's job is obviously to look at a competition and competition policy. It's very clear, for example, in the supermarkets where you've got a duopoly where the issues lie" External link

newshub Tuesday, November 8, 2022 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : "Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic. I am happy to endorse the recommendation of the Board," "I have full confidence that he will continue to display the same integrity and leadership in performing his duties as Governor in what is still a challenging environment" External link

tvnz Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The latest figures are broadly in line with forecasts. They show the resilience of the economy despite the global challenges New Zealand finds itself facing. More people are in paid work which helps to ease cost of living pressures, while the Government is there with them and supporting them with the recently announced childcare package along with the extended fuel tax cuts and half price public transport fares," External link

voxy Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “The Reserve Bank has been undergoing a considerable period of change since Adrian’s appointment in 2018,” External link

newstalkzb Monday, November 7, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Following the Reserve Bank board’s unanimous recommendation to me, I am pleased to reappoint Adrian for another five-year term, effective from March 27,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 7, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Adrian Orr ) : “Adrian has demonstrated the skills, knowledge and experience to help steer the financial system through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic. I am happy to endorse the recommendation of the Board. I have full confidence that he will continue to display the same integrity and leadership in performing his duties as Governor in what is still a challenging environment,” External link

Stuff Monday, November 7, 2022 11:52:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I actually don't think New Zealanders should trust National on tax," External link

newshub Wednesday, November 2, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is the potential for some borrowers that they will have mortgage stress in the future. That is the reality of the situation we've got with interest rates - I endorse the call for the Reserve Bank for those banks and people to talk to each other," "Being in negative equity for a short time when you own a house is not uncommon. A house is an asset you hold for a long period of time. ''Obviously for those people who borrowed in the last couple of year at very low rates, but borrowing very high amounts, as those interest rates rise some pressure falls upon them," External link

nzherald Wednesday, November 2, 2022 6:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a very positive outcome. Unemployment is low, more people than ever are in work and wages are growing faster than inflation to help them meet cost of living pressures. This is something worth celebrating and shows our economic plan is working for New Zealanders despite the challenging global environment," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Like other countries, New Zealand is experiencing worker shortages. We will continue to invest heavily in skills and training while attracting overseas workers with the skills we need. Our Immigration reset is making a difference, with more than 71,000 positions being approved to recruit overseas workers and help address workforce pressures," External link

voxy Wednesday, November 2, 2022 2:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is no deal, there’s nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done,” External link

heraldscotland Friday, October 28, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is no deal, there's nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 27, 2022 1:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson asked : "Can the Minister confirm reports of McDonald's workers on Newshub last night celebrating the passing of the Fair Pay Agreements legislation?" External link

newshub Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is no deal, there's nothing in return. Absolutely not ... I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

bbc Thursday, October 27, 2022 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “Some New Zealanders who weren’t able to leave Iran have now left,” External link

voanews Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I can absolutely guarantee you no deal has been done," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “They could not leave Iran. They have been assisted to be able to do that. And I think we should all be very pleased and relieved,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 26, 2022 7:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is no deal. There is nothing in return. Absolutely not," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “They could not leave Iran. They have been assisted to be able to do that. And I think we should all be very pleased and relieved,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 26, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand’s relationship with the UK is very strong, based on shared values, history and people-to-people connections,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've significantly lifted the amount of funding we've given to the health system overall, about a 40 percent increase since we've been in office," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 10:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a global shortage in the health workforce,” “We’re competing hard to get those people to come into New Zealand, but there definitely is strain within our health system when it comes to those staffing issues” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 25, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Nursing has always been a global workforce. A lot of New Zealand-trained nurses end up going overseas. We end up bringing people in from other countries,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 25, 2022 8:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "options are currently being assessed as to whether to make another attempt to travel in the next day or so" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Every government would want to be able to adjust those tax brackets and make sure that people do keep more of that money in their take-home pay," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We do know that emergency departments have been under huge pressure over the course of this winter," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Health inflation tends to run a little higher than normal inflation," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The United Kingdom is going through a very, very tough time economically at the moment… inflation up over 10 percent and heading higher, a massive energy crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We've said in this term of government we're not doing major changes to the tax system. There's a lot for us to be getting on with. When it comes to the election next year, the Labour Party hasn't set its tax policy yet, we will have that and it will be up against the other parties' policies," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "And I take your point...people aren't living in other countries so therefore that's not their biggest concern," "I guess the point I'm trying to make is, in the face of this global situation, I think New Zealand is as well-positioned as anybody else" External link

tvnz Tuesday, October 25, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Trevor Mallard ) : "As a member of the LGBT community, Trevor has been the most staunch ally of our community over decades. He was the numbers man on the homosexual law reform in 1986," External link

newshub Thursday, October 20, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "How much has the Speaker's behaviour cost the taxpayer?" External link

nzherald Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "National's plan could result in mortgage payments going up, inflation worsening, and cuts to essential services for middle and low-income families during a cost-of-living crisis, that's a hefty price to pay so millionaires can better weather the cost-of-living crisis," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 19, 2022 9:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "But people will be supported to get through this period, just as we have with additional payments, like the winter energy payment, like the cost-of-living payment," "We still have the cuts to fuel excise duty and half-price public transport up to the end of January. So, we are still there supporting people through what is a tough time" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Gaurav Sharma ) : "It is what it is. Dr Sharma has made his decision," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 18, 2022 9:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have taken action to take the sharp edges off cost of living pressures on Kiwis, particularly those on lower incomes," "Our temporary and targeted cost of living payment, fuel tax cuts and halved-priced public transport fares have helped ease the inflationary effects of the Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, October 18, 2022 6:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation globally is high, with forecasts showing other countries' consumer prices are yet to peak," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have taken action to take the sharp edges off cost of living pressures on Kiwis, particularly those on lower incomes," "Our temporary and targeted cost of living payment, fuel tax cuts and halved-priced public transport fares have helped ease the inflationary effects of the Ukraine war and supply chain disruptions," External link

nzherald Tuesday, October 18, 2022 5:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic-related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices," "The Government will continue to carefully target spending in these highly uncertain times. This is not the time to put that at risk by borrowing for tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest the most, as we have seen recently in the UK" External link

newshub Tuesday, October 18, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Inflation is continuing to be heavily influenced by global factors, with the Ukraine war and pandemic related supply constraints affecting fuel and imported food and building material prices," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 18, 2022 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “The big game here is to reconnect face-to-face, to learn about the American economy, particularly on the east coast of America where we haven’t had a direct flight before and there’s a lot of opportunity for New Zealand here,” External link

newstalkzb Thursday, October 13, 2022 2:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve delivered Government books that not only compare favourably with the comparable stage during the Global Financial Crisis, but across the key economic measures of growth, unemployment and Government debt we’re in a better or similar position to the likes of Australia, the US, UK and Canada,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Despite the challenges the world throws at us, New Zealanders can be optimistic about our future. Our economy is doing better than predicted and with restrictions lifted we can seize the opportunities created by the Government’s strong COVID and fiscal management,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 12, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "These meetings provide an opportunity to engage with counterparts on geopolitical issues, including matters relating to New Zealand's and the Pacific's economic security, trade, the recovery from Covid-19 and ongoing matters such as supply chain issues, global inflation and Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine," External link

nzherald Monday, October 10, 2022 2:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will see it improve over the next couple of years,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, October 7, 2022 6:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Everyone in this room, I suspect, will have had some involvement with New Zealand's immigration system over the years,” External link

Stuff Thursday, October 6, 2022 11:33:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “New Zealand is still a very attractive destination for people to come to,” “It’s a great place to come and live” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have seen evidence in the United Kingdom to just how wrong they are,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government, alongside hard-working New Zealanders, has done a lot of hard work," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a time for balance and caution, not for frittering away things through tax cuts to the wealthiest," External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’ve delivered Government books that not only compare favourably with the comparable stage during the Global Financial Crisis, but across the key economic measures of growth, unemployment and Government debt we’re in a better or similar position to the likes of Australia, the US, UK and Canada," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the measures that matter the Government has steered the New Zealand economy and Government books through the 1-in-100 year economic shock of the pandemic favourable compared to the [Global Financial Crisis]," "Our economy has bounced back quicker, unemployment is lower, and the increase in debt compared to the size of the economy is comparable" External link

newshub Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're not making major tax changes this term," External link

nzherald Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “while there are some ‘mood surveys’ that say one thing about New Zealand’s corporate sector, you can see from here that there was significant profits within our corporate sector evidenced by the corporate tax return to IRD” External link

Stuff Wednesday, October 5, 2022 4:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Whether it is on tax cuts or anything else - it has already been banked, accounted for, and we have moved on from it," "I am going to be taking a balanced and cautious approach" External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're not making major tax changes this term," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, October 5, 2022 3:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "final decisions of the scheme are still being worked on" External link

nzherald Sunday, October 2, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would be a quick and knee-jerk way of dealing with what is a complex issue," External link

newshub Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "If you go and ask individual sports clubs across New Zealand you'll find that for many of them it's very significant," External link

newshub Thursday, September 29, 2022 11:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Many things get said in this House and this Chamber, and members reflect on that and make a later decision to apologise. That is exactly what the Minister for Children has done,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the health sector, for example, we've done undertaking one of the biggest reforms that New Zealand's seen in two decades - the creation of the Māori Health Authority to really get to the core to some of the issues here - along with Health New Zealand and moving away from the DHBs," "We're very much focused on those things and making sure that we have the fundamental basics of the New Zealand economy and society right" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 10:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm not aware of that story at all," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The global economy is a tough place to be at the moment. There are still issues coming out of Europe, obviously with the war in Ukraine, issues in China,” External link

wsau Tuesday, September 27, 2022 3:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm not aware of that story at all," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I think it's been a really hard 2022 for most New Zealanders and that includes the business community," External link

tvnz Monday, September 26, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The consensus among most economists is that inflation will start to come down in New Zealand ... but it won't be a quick drop back down to the levels of inflation that people have been used to seeing," External link

tvnz Monday, September 26, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Getting people back into work after being out of the labour market for a while has long-term benefits for them, their family and the country,” External link

Stuff Saturday, September 24, 2022 7:17:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The FIFA Women's World Cup is the largest women's sporting event on the planet," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, September 23, 2022 9:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The FIFA Women’s World Cup is the largest women’s sporting event on the planet," External link

tvnz Friday, September 23, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is an excellent example of how Government investment in major events can drive positive, long-term change in our communities,” External link

tvnz Friday, September 23, 2022 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Fifa Women’s World Cup is the largest women’s sporting event on the planet. Hosting an event of this magnitude will generate significant social and economic benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand and leave a lasting legacy for football and women’s sport in this country,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 23, 2022 5:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Fifa Women's World Cup is the largest women's sporting event on the planet. Hosting an event of this magnitude will generate significant social and economic benefits for Aotearoa New Zealand and leave a lasting legacy for football and women's sport in this country," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an excellent example of how Government investment in major events can drive positive, long-term change in our communities," External link

newstalkzb Friday, September 23, 2022 4:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "what a tough time 2022 has been for many New Zealanders and around the world" External link

newshub Friday, September 23, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "One of the things I've heard consistently from this audience over the years is the importance of investment in infrastructure," External link

newshub Friday, September 23, 2022 3:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap and brings New Zealand in line with international practices,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Officials are currently exploring options for setting the required size of the fund. Approaches taken by other countries range from 0.3% to 5% of covered deposits built up over a five- to 20-year period,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The levy is also expected to be risk-based, with deposit takers paying different rates depending on an assessment of the risks they pose, which will encourage them to avoid excessive risk-taking that may financially harm Kiwis,” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 22, 2022 8:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap,” External link

wsau Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The absence of depositor protection has been a long-standing gap in New Zealand’s financial safety net. This legislation closes that gap and brings New Zealand in line with international practices,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The levy is also expected to be risk-based, with deposit takers paying different rates depending on an assessment of the risks they pose, which will encourage them to avoid excessive risk-taking that may financially harm Kiwis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Reserve Bank will have stronger and a broader range of supervisory and enforcement powers to ensure compliance and avoid breaches,” “Taken together, the recommendations will considerably strengthen New Zealand’s financial system safety net and contribute to a robust framework of protections for depositors. It also brings our protections into line with those in place overseas” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's not on our Government's work programme," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:01:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It will be hard going, but we’ve got every reason to be optimistic over the 12 months,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I was waking up in the morning and checking our global shipping news. In particular, whether the port of Shanghai was open,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 21, 2022 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our motivation for doing this is that both after the Christchurch earthquakes, then again in the period of Covid, we've created ad-hoc schemes to deal with people having sudden job loss. We felt that this was a gap,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are going to have to think about this election campaign in a slightly different way," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They were screaming and yelling at me that I was a paedophile and various other revolting things," "Those experiences are not great and DPS were there to protect me but they can't possibly be there to protect all politicians" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We can't let these people win so we've gotta make sure that we still campaign but we've gotta think a bit differently," External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are heading into an election campaign that will be undertaken in an atmosphere that's different from the ones that I think I've done before," “I've been an MP for 14 years. I've been around this building for two decades. It is different now, the threats are greater, they're more often they're more intense” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I just think it occurred in conversation between the Labour Party whips and Anna Lorck that it was important that she was able to address some of the issues that have been raised,” “As we all know, this is a high pressure work environment, but that never excuses poor behaviour” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the case of Anna Lorck what she's recognised is she's got a particular management style that she knows she needs to work on,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 20, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the case of Anna Lorck, what she's recognised is she's got a particular management style that she knows she needs to work on" External link

newshub Tuesday, September 20, 2022 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It was pretty disrespectful and definitely pretty cynical," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 10:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There were certainly other ways of handling it," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think we should all take very seriously assault and bullying allegations no matter where we are and what workplace we are in," External link

newshub Monday, September 19, 2022 8:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “As we move to implement our plan, future investments will obviously not be at the same scale as during Covid. As with all of you, with the emergency Covid response behind us now, we will enter a period of more targeted spending,” External link

Stuff Friday, September 16, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a positive result and underlines the resilience of the economy. Our strong growth in the June quarter comes at a time the IMF estimated that global output shrank,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 15, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to focus on lifting New Zealanders up and giving them greater economic security. We are investing in supporting businesses to grow jobs and wages which will make families and our economy stronger," External link

newshub Thursday, September 15, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a positive result and underlines the resilience of the economy. Our strong growth in the June quarter comes at a time the IMF estimated that global output shrank," External link

voxy Thursday, September 15, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global factors such as the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on supply chains and the war in Ukraine are affecting prices, particularly those for fuel and building materials, and this means demand is not being met, and having a sizeable effect on New Zealand households and businesses," "We recognise that this is a tough time for New Zealanders and the rise in the cost of living is making it hard for many. We have taken steps to ease some of that pressure on households, particularly those on lower incomes" External link

newshub Wednesday, September 14, 2022 3:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Green Bonds provide financing to advance climate change and environmental priorities like the transition to clean transport and support for biodiversity,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today marks a step on a continuing journey for the Government to increase transparency and reporting around climate, sustainability and wellbeing outcomes for Aotearoa New Zealand ,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've obviously been speaking to the likes of the National Party who appear to hold a different view than ACT," External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 7:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've obviously been speaking to the likes of the National Party who appear to hold a different view than ACT," "Also, if we look around the world, the UK is doing this in terms of a public holiday, so is Australia. I believe Canada is considering something similar. We have to bear all these different points of view in mind" External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We want to recognise the significance of this occasion, 70 years in the making and we will make our decision today… But I think the most important thing to recognise here is the sovereign of the nation has died," External link

newshub Monday, September 12, 2022 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand’s unprecedented success at the Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games earlier this year reflects the raft of young talent emerging across winter sports," "This investment will support the winter sports’ high-performance campaigns, build on the development of athlete and coach pathways and wellbeing initiatives and help provide facilities for our top winter sports athletes and para-athletes to compete consistently at the highest level" External link

tvnz Thursday, September 8, 2022 7:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I note the change in position expressed by the National Party. I continue to be interested in exploring the option of establishing an institution, as resources and other priorities allow, but regrettably it is too late to be considered as part of Budget 2022," External link

nzherald Wednesday, September 7, 2022 8:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Paul Eagle ) : “There is no-one I know who could bring this group together other than Paul Eagle” External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 7, 2022 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm very proud of KiwiSaver, Labour is very proud of KiwiSaver," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Michael Cullen ) : "What Michael Cullen would be appalled by is a party like National consistently undermining KiwiSaver while it was in office," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Christopher Luxon ) : "Christopher Luxon ploughed on, he doubled down he said he wouldn't have ruled it out," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 10:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I thought it was a relatively simple question to answer about ruling out Brian Tamaki. I don't understand why it took Mr Luxon so long to rule them out, but I am pleased that he has,” “I think it is very important that New Zealand is a clear that the dangerous extremism that Brian Tamaki represents has no place in this Parliament” External link

Stuff Thursday, September 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Do the right thing, Mr Luxon, rule out working with Brian Tamaki, or else New Zealanders will continue to believe you stand for extremism, you stand for bigotry. Rule out Brian Tamaki," External link

nzherald Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

tvnz Thursday, September 1, 2022 2:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

newshub Thursday, September 1, 2022 12:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What Mr Luxon has done by failing to rule out Brian Tamaki undermines the inclusive and accepting society that I would have hoped he would have been part of," External link

tvnz Wednesday, August 31, 2022 8:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government takes very seriously our obligations to reduce emissions and meet the goals of the Zero Carbon Act," External link

newshub Monday, August 29, 2022 2:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “We obviously take seriously the importance of continuing to support Kiwibank, so yes, the Government is prepared to put further capital in,” External link

Stuff Saturday, August 27, 2022 8:21:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Trevor Mallard ) : "Trevor's no doubt had his moments," External link

newshub Wednesday, August 24, 2022 12:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The government is fully committed to supporting Kiwibank to be a genuine competitor in the banking industry - ensuring the bank has access to capital to continue to grow on a commercially sustainable basis and offer a viable and competitive alternative for New Zealanders," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 per cent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 percent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," "With Kiwibank staying in New Zealand hands, New Zealanders can continue to bank with a trusted, credible and competitive banking option that will remain fully locally owned" External link

newstalkzb Monday, August 22, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "NZ Super Fund had been interested in purchasing a majority holding in KGH, but withdrew its interest as it did not align with the Government's commitment to public and New Zealand ownership," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The transaction ensures Kiwibank remains 100 per cent Kiwi-owned, a bottom line pledge that the previous National Government also made in 2016 when the current ownership arrangements were entered into," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The new ownership structure simplifies our ability to fully support Kiwibank to meet its future potential," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown's consolidated balance sheet," External link

nzherald Monday, August 22, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The process of acquisition is a straightforward transfer of assets and it will not change the overall value of the Crown’s consolidated balance sheet. It does require the government to fund its contribution for the purchase, which will be done through the multi-year capital allowance. This means the cost to purchase is already part of the borrowing programme published at Budget 2022,” “I want to be clear that this will be business as usual for both Kiwibank and New Zealand Home Loans staff and customers” External link

Stuff Monday, August 22, 2022 12:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an extremely positive result and shows our economic plan is working despite a challenging global environment," "Unemployment is near record lows and wages are rising above inflation to help deal with the cost of living pressures. The Government is also doing its bit to support households under pressure" External link

newshub Sunday, August 21, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “When I was attending Otago University, we had four computers across the entire campus,” “Since then, the University has led the way in terms of access to technology and so I want to acknowledge the extraordinary partnerships displayed here today” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 19, 2022 8:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “She's the preferred Prime Minister in that poll,” “She's doing an extraordinary job of leading New Zealand and has done so. She's the preferred Prime Minister” External link

tvnz Tuesday, August 9, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think you probably just want to reflect on whether or not you've ever in the history of polls asked whether the preferred prime minister of the country should step down," External link

nzherald Tuesday, August 9, 2022 3:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Blacks ) : "The All Blacks funding model means that very little Government money goes to the All Blacks per say," External link

tvnz Monday, August 8, 2022 11:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "violence and attacks on young people are things that we should all be very concerned about" External link

tvnz Monday, August 8, 2022 10:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've started having some very initial conversations," "But this is a massive undertaking" External link

newshub Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's one of the reasons for me being here," External link

newshub Thursday, August 4, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson tells : "Money plays such a big role in the way we live our lives," External link

nzherald Friday, July 29, 2022 9:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are undertaking a preliminary analysis of the feasibility of hosting the Commonwealth Games at some point in the future,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The hosting of the Games is a considerable undertaking and a lot of work will be required to carefully assess the benefits and costs associated with doing so before any further decisions are considered,” External link

Stuff Thursday, July 28, 2022 4:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm not exactly sure how relatable that is.. in July I tend to remember that I haven't cleaned the guttering out and that's why there's a massive waterfall going down my property," External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson conceded : "it is true that they are easily confused" External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The last few weeks Mr Speaker have been a study in what is and what is not leadership," External link

tvnz Wednesday, July 27, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A post that says you're in Te Puke on a particular day when you're actually in Hawaii is misleading" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 26, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think every politician needs to take a break," "This is a very stressful place to work. However, when you take a break, you probably should be honest about where you go" External link

newshub Tuesday, July 26, 2022 6:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Global economies are being challenged by volatility including high inflation, the war in Ukraine and the ongoing COVID pandemic. This is a global situation so it is useful to hear how those factors are affecting other jurisdictions,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are closely monitoring margins in the fuel market to make sure savings are being passed on to motorists,” External link

Stuff Monday, July 25, 2022 8:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “very focused on doing what we can to ensure that New Zealanders are paying a fair price” External link

Stuff Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “elevated for some time at levels above what has been experienced in recent times” External link

Stuff Monday, July 18, 2022 8:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Global factors such as the ongoing impacts of the pandemic on supply chains and the war in Ukraine are affecting prices, particularly those for fuel and building materials, and this means demand is not being met, and having a sizeable effect on New Zealand households and businesses," "We recognise that this is a tough time for New Zealanders and the rise in the cost of living is making it hard for many. We have taken steps to ease some of that pressure on households, particularly those on lower incomes" External link

newshub Monday, July 18, 2022 7:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are doing some work on the exit strategy," External link

newstalkzb Monday, July 18, 2022 5:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The global economy is extremely volatile and New Zealand is not alone in experiencing higher prices, with inflation at 40-year highs of over 9 percent in the United States and the UK," External link

voxy Monday, July 18, 2022 4:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “elevated for some time at levels above what has been experienced in recent times” External link

Stuff Monday, July 18, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are doing some work on the exit strategy," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 9:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "that is not the forecasts we are receiving" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no easy fix for the cost of living, but we're taking a range of actions to ease the pressure on families," "In the case of today's announcement we know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that inflation is rising across the world, and cost of living pressures are making it tough for New Zealand right now. High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand," External link

voxy Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also have the first cost of living payment going out in two weeks’ time. This payment will support an estimated 2.1 million people aged 18 and over for a three month period," External link

voxy Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households," External link

tvnz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We know that inflation is rising across the world, and cost of living pressures are making it tough for New Zealand right now. High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We also have the first cost of living payment going out in two weeks’ time. This payment will support an estimated 2.1 million people aged 18 and over for a three month period, ” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, July 17, 2022 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There's no easy fix for the cost of living, but we're taking a range of actions to ease the pressure on families," "In the case of today's announcement we know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households" External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can re-prioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the COVID Support Payment allocation," External link

newshub Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Treasury's estimate is that the combined impacts of this policy will reduce headline inflation by 0.5 percentage points in the June 2022 quarter. Even though many commentators are forecasting that inflation will peak in the June quarter, it is likely to stay for some time at levels higher than we have seen in recent years," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "High fuel prices, particularly driven by the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, are a global problem affecting households and businesses in New Zealand," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "In the end of financial year wash up we have identified funding that we can reprioritise to meet these costs and top up the National Land Transport Fund, in particular from lower than forecast write-offs from the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, and money remaining in the Covid Support Payment allocation," External link

nzherald Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We know that the rising price of fuel has a direct effect on inflation, and making these changes is a targeted approach to a root cause of the cost of living pressure being faced by Kiwi households," External link

tvnz Sunday, July 17, 2022 7:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "The Commerce Commission's findings indicate that restrictive covenants over land are a major barrier to supermarkets accessing new sites, so we're banning these covenants from being used to stop competition. Legislation will be introduced on Budget night to make this happen," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The global economy is facing a number of challenges, triggered by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We are doing this while also carefully managing the Government accounts as we have throughout this COVID pandemic,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, July 5, 2022 1:52:00 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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