Grant Robertson

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Grant Robertson said ( about Fletcher Building ) : "Yes, Fletcher's has had to be patient just as everybody else in this scenario has to be as well," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government is helping Kiwis with the cost of living through a strong economy that is seeing wages rise and more New Zealanders in work," "Our record of 4% unemployment, decade-high wage increases and steady economic growth in the face of global headwinds means Kiwis are better off under our economic plan" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Simon Bridges ) : “Simon Bridges just gave the most over-hyped and under-delivered speech that I can remember during my time in politics,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 17, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We are taking this very seriously," External link

voxy Friday, February 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At the halfway point of the year, the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “I am delighted to open this year’s fund which has some $7 million available to support performing arts venues, galleries, museums and whare taonga throughout Aotearoa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Institutions which have a significant role in housing major collections and offering unique cultural experiences, are also important regional economic contributors through domestic and international tourism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The short story, though, is clearly it will have an impact on this quarter's GDP because we are seeing the immediate impacts," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson indicated : "All communications from NZ First Ministers regarding these decisions should also be swiftly released. " External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those challenges and opportunities cannot be resolved in one budget, so they continue to be the core of the priorities in the 2020 Wellbeing Budget," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Agencies are currently assessing the potential economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak and while that work is not yet completed it is clear that there will be some impact on the New Zealand economy," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At the halfway point of the year, the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At the halfway point of the year the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “New Zealand’s economy continues to outperform its peers with growth above the OECD average, the UK, Canada, Japan and Australia,” “The announcement of last month’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme brought forward a package of infrastructure projects which will provide further support for the economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private building owners get the advice they need to start building work or to get the work completed," External link

voxy Friday, February 7, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private building owners get the advice they need to start building work or to get the work completed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 7, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Helen Clark ) : "We will Helen. I am advised it is still a consultation and we will be talking to RNZ about their options" External link

Stuff Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our investments in infrastructure, our focus on lifting wages of those who previously missed out, and our regional investments are making a difference," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “When we came into Government unemployment was 4.7%. We have seen the lowest levels in a decade in the past two years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote ( about Mike Moore ) : "I mourn the passing of Mike Moore and my heart goes out to Yvonne and his family," "He was a fiercely proud Kiwi who represented us with distinction on the world stage. Rest easy now Mike" External link

newshub Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "I mourn the passing of Mike Moore and my heart goes out to Yvonne and his family," "He was a fiercely proud Kiwi who represented us with distinction on the world stage. Rest easy now Mike" External link

newshub Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is in good shape," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a Government of infrastructure," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "National said they would and could - but they didn’t. This Government is taking the action that has long been needed to modernise our infrastructure and create long-term benefits for New Zealand," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is in good shape," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’ll soon be announcing details of the new infrastructure investments we’ll be making to future proof the economy, on top of already-record investment," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "International headwinds do remain, including the US-China trade war, Brexit and geopolitical uncertainty - particularly in the Middle East. The IMF just this week downgraded its forecasts for global growth again, so we’re making sure our investments will support the economy," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," "The surplus and low levels of debt show the fundamentals of the New Zealand economy remain strong" External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Our careful fiscal management has resulted in low government debt, which alongside record low borrowing costs has given us room to invest an extra $12 billion to future-proof New Zealand," "This package of infrastructure projects will provide further support to boost the New Zealand economy in the face of slowing international growth and global headwinds" External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It will also give certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects and will create more opportunities for Kiwis," "We'll be announcing the specific projects in the near future," External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," External link

nzherald Friday, January 17, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," "The surplus and low levels of debt show the fundamentals of the New Zealand economy remain strong" External link

voxy Friday, January 17, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Our careful fiscal management has resulted in low government debt, which alongside record low borrowing costs has given us room to invest an extra $12 billion to future-proof New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, January 17, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “While we do have some world-leading firms, we need them to lift performance and productivity to create a pathway for more firms to succeed on the world stage,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “We want all our innovative and productive companies to do well and have that success flow through to other parts of the economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson observes : "It's important to remember these are just forecasts, and we will see where we get to in the 2019/20 year," External link

Stuff Friday, December 27, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The Policy Statement follows extensive engagement with industry to ensure the operational details of the new fund are appropriate,” “It covers key definitions and requirements around domestic and international fund investments, private capital requirements, at what investment stage money should be allocated and that the Guardians must take into account the Government’s and plan to transition to a low carbon economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Professor Quigley has made a significant contribution to the Reserve Bank through his leadership skills and his economic expertise," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is important that Kiwis have confidence in the people running our banks and know the consequences they'll face. We've seen examples of how confidence was shaken overseas and we're acting to make sure New Zealand has a world-leading accountability regime," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system, but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old. We’re making sure they’re up-to-date," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system, but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old. We're making sure they're up-to-date," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach" External link

voxy Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:59:00 AM 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

Grant Robertson said : "I would say they were deeply cynical," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tax cuts have never been on or off the table," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The government has committed to running a sustainable surplus across an economic cycle, and today's forecasts show we are delivering on that," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Budget 2020 will continue to focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A small deficit in the current year is not surprising, given the impact global headwinds are having on confidence here," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The new investment is forecast to increase the size of the economy by a further $10 billion over five years, with further positive impacts on GDP beyond that period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It will provide further support to boost the New Zealand economy in the face of slowing international growth and stronger global headwinds. It will also give certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects and will create more job opportunities for Kiwis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We haven't said yes to it. We need all the information we need," "I've got further questions. I want answers; this is a massive, massive move we're talking about here" External link

newshub Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

theage Monday, December 2, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

watoday Monday, December 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Chris Lee ) : "There has been a large amount of correspondence between Chris Lee and my office, which I have told him he is welcome to publish, along with the letters and emails to the previous Government and their replies," External link

Stuff Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cabinet has agreed to a significant boost to infrastructure investment. I have directed the Treasury to help bring together a package of projects that can be brought into the Government’s short and medium term plan of investments," External link

voxy Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government is not sitting on its hands when it comes to getting people into the trades - through programmes like Mana in Mahi and He Poutama Rangitahi we are supporting more and more people into work," External link

voxy Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I can announce today that the government will significantly increase spending on infrastructure," External link

wsau Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Right now, we can borrow at an interest rate of 1.3% for 10 years. Just think about that for a minute," "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest" External link

wsau Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The package will provide certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects," External link

newshub Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "When you look at the actual cash amount of corporate tax collected in the four months, it’s 10% ahead of forecasts," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This won’t be a cheap endeavour but you have to look at a long term view and find the best place in the upper North Island to compliment the Port of Tauranga, which already does a huge turnover,” External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our economic outlook is stronger the countries we traditionally compare ourselves against," External link

newshub Friday, November 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government is supporting the economy with our Economic Plan," "We're making record infrastructure investment in regional roads and rail, backing businesses to innovate and grow through [research and development] and boosting the wages of working New Zealanders through the minimum wage and Families Package" External link

newshub Friday, November 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Ross Taylor ) : "Yes I am meeting with Fletchers, they're in town for a different matter but Ross Taylor is coming to see me," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The advice I've had was that was a person who doesn't work there anymore," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It’s becoming clearer that issues like the US-China trade war are affecting confidence overseas and in New Zealand. Our wariness of the global situation has been reinforced by talks I’m having with global counterparts in Japan and Vietnam," "Last year’s strong surplus means the Government’s current net debt position of 20.3% of GDP is lower than the 21.0% expected at the Budget. The low debt gives us space for further opportunities to invest to strengthen the economy against global headwinds" External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Other measures in the accounts not affected by timing issues show we are in good shape," External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It’s great to see New Zealand as the best economy in the world to do business. This is another indication that the economy is in good shape,” “Our top spot is supported by a stable regulatory environment focussed on encouraging more productive, sustainable and inclusive economic activity” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “I look forward to visiting two of our important partners in the region,” “This trip will provide insights into how these major Asian economies are addressing the current global economic instability. This visit will allow me to share the innovative work New Zealand is doing on issues such as wellbeing and the future of work, and to showcase our positive growth outlook and the quality of our business environment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "As claim numbers reduce, it no longer makes sense for the Crown to have two organisations processing the remaining Canterbury claims," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Heritage buildings are integral to the character of New Zealand and two more funding rounds will be held prior to June 2020 to allocate the $2.4m remaining in the Heritage EQUIP fund," External link

Stuff Monday, October 21, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our Economic Plan has led to record infrastructure investment to boost the economy. This includes rebuilding hospitals like Middlemore, building new classrooms, and transport investment in areas neglected for too long, like regional roads and rail," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "New Zealand is delighted to be joining the Coalition. We welcome the opportunity to take on the challenges of reforming fiscal policy and the financial system to address the impacts of climate change," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Among this group, New Zealand’s growth forecasts have held steady at 2.5% in 2019, rising to 2.7% next year. This shows we’re in good shape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Among this group, New Zealand’s growth forecasts have held steady at 2.5% in 2019, rising to 2.7% next year. This shows we’re in good shape," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "More needs to be done to improve the range and quality of physical activity on offer for disabled people and that’s why as part of this plan, the Government will invest a further $7 million over four years through Sport NZ," "These funds will go a long way towards establishing equity and ensuring disabled people across Aotearoa New Zealand can be just as active as non-disabled people" External link

voxy Friday, October 11, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The surplus and low levels of debt show the economy is in good shape. This allows the government to spend more on infrastructure and make record investments in health and education," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The results show businesses are investing, employing more workers and paying higher wages, while at the same time reporting stronger profits," "This is a timely reminder that the underlying fundamentals of the New Zealand economy are solid. We are growing faster than the likes of Australia, the UK, Canada and the EU, which is being recognized by international investors and agencies like the IMF and Moody's," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As we look to the election next year there will be decisions to be made about that, but I'm not particularly looking at those things at the moment," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their bill is going to be at the extreme end… It has to be realised that's money that's owed to people who work hard in our health system," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's important that we don't talk ourselves into a downturn just because it suits some people's negative narrative," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The surplus and low levels of debt show the economy is in good shape. This allows the Government to spend more on infrastructure and make record investments in health and education,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The results show businesses are investing, employing more workers and paying higher wages, while at the same time reporting stronger profits,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Our strong position gives us the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary,” “The accounts show that we have the balance right. We are tackling long-term challenges by investing in hospitals, schools and transport infrastructure while managing the books responsibly. We are making our economy stronger to make sure we remain resilient and have room to move to support New Zealand through any further challenges ahead” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The $2.7 million being invested through High Performance Sport NZ seeks to change this by creating the right environment and opportunities for far greater representation of women in high performance leadership and coaching positions," External link

voxy Monday, October 7, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I hope this will provide a solution for both the banks and local communities where it may not be economical for individual banks to maintain a branch," External link

Stuff Monday, September 30, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Association ) : "I hope this will provide a solution for both the banks and local communities where it may not be economical for individual banks to maintain a branch," "I'd like to thank the banks and the Bankers' Association (NZBA) for working with the Government on this initiative which will be implemented in early 2020" External link

newshub Monday, September 30, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Given this, I do not support any increase in director remuneration during this term of Parliament," External link

nzherald Monday, September 30, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Unemployment is at an 11-year low, the economy is growing faster than the likes of Australia, the UK and the EU," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know that there’ll always be some people who look at the economy with a glass half empty view. It’s refreshing to see reports like this which cut through the political noise and actually recognise our strong economic fundamentals," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're changing this so businesses can deduct 'feasibility expenditure' from their tax bills, including for projects that don't end up going ahead," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive - even if some of these ideas don't work out," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive – even if some of these ideas don’t work out,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive – even if some of these ideas don’t work out,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "New Zealanders value a strong economy that provides decent jobs, higher incomes and more opportunities for current and future generations," External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The two business tax changes we are announcing today are practical examples of how delivering our Economic Plan will help businesses move from volume to value," "These measures will also help to deepen the pool of capital invested in New Zealand’s productive assets, by incentivising innovation. This is all part of a 30-year plan to make the economy more productive, sustainable and inclusive" External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes," External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The review shows the Fund is operating at global best practice levels, alongside only a small number of investors globally. It provides strong assurance that the Guardians are carrying out their mandate effectively," External link

voxy Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The review included a number of recommendations for ongoing improvement in certain areas and I look forward to engaging with the Guardians on this work," External link

voxy Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The first I knew of the nature of the allegations that were in The Spinoff were when they were published on the Monday, beyond that I don't think it's helpful for me to get into what I did or I didn't know," External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What this High Court decision does is open up a very broad definition, and potentially open up claims that have previously been settled," External link

tvnz Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The judgment handed down by Justice Gendall on August the 16th at the High Court in Christchurch has left some important unanswered questions, so we are taking the case to the Appeal Court to seek more certainty in this situation – and as a result for other claimants and for Southern Response,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation and am simply not going into detail on this," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation and am simply not going into detail on this," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson responds : "decisions on monetary policy are not themselves what we are looking at in this context" External link

Stuff Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The signal I am trying to send quite clearly is that if we see further deterioration we will respond accordingly," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There’s still a little bit more room to move in terms of monetary policy in New Zealand,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ll continue to keep an eye on that,” “At this stage, I don’t see us getting there” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “will see solid economic growth but there will be periods of stress that we need to see our way through,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Simon Bridges ) : “This feels to me like political gameplaying, potentially electioneering. I think it’s the introduction of a style of politics into New Zealand that New Zealanders don’t want… We don’t want to be taking the very worst of American politics or the very worst of the Crosby Textor playbook again. That’s what this feels like from Simon Bridges” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “EQC estimates there could be up to 1,000 homes in Canterbury affected by today’s announcement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “A disclaimer will appear on the property’s page and people looking for that claim information for a property should contact EQC,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The proposal that's been put forward is in fact for an Officer of Parliament position, so that really is a high level of independence," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's actually a completely separate debate around whether or not, as has happened in the past, Opposition offices get a secondee," "I didn't manage to get one for quite a while [when he was Opposition Finance spokesperson] and he'll need to take it up with the Treasury as to exactly what's happening on that" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is currently anticipated that legislation will be introduced before the end of the year, with the intention that the PBO be operational from 1 July 2021," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would have been ideal to have the office set up before the 2020 election, but we’re making sure we’re taking the time to get this right," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give the PBO the necessary independence to undertake the role for which it is being established," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would have been ideal to have the office set up before the 2020 election, but we're making sure we're taking the time to get this right," "To do this, we're drawing on international experience and carefully listening to the feedback from the earlier consultation process. It is currently anticipated that legislation will be introduced before the end of the year, with the intention that the PBO be operational from 1 July 2021" External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "EQC estimates there could be up to 1000 homes affected by today's [Thursday] announcement," External link

newshub Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It does nothing to uphold our democracy. In fact, it is a shame on our democracy," External link

nzherald Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a tick of approval for the Coalition Government’s economic plan and responsible management of the economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Sir Brian is one of the most admired figures in New Zealand and world rugby, having achieved fame and respect as a player, captain, and later as a coach, manager and selector,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Sir Brian’s involvement in our national game did not end with his playing days. He coached Masterton and Wairarapa-Bush before guiding the All Blacks to win the inaugural Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 1987. He was also our Campaign Manager at the 1995 World Cup, and a selector when we won the Cup for a second time in 2011,” “However, what’s most impressive is how far his reach extended beyond rugby. The many national and community roles he held include former chairman of the Hillary Commission for Sport, and he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and the community in 1999” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Sir Brian Lochore was a giant of NZ Rugby," External link

newshub Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That person probably now understands more than ever how wrong and incorrect that statement was," External link

nzherald Friday, August 2, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Decision-making rests with the Reserve Bank," External link

Stuff Friday, August 2, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition" External link

newstalkzb Friday, August 2, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition" External link

nzherald Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We need to maintain the strengths of the current system, while recognising that there are significant improvements we can make," External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What this means is that we are stepping away from a prescriptive approach to one with much more flexibility," "As with any innovation, it may or may not work, but we have to be bold, and be prepared to try" External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : "Visibility is one of the three themes of our Women and Girls in Sport Strategy, and there is not many places more visible than the Basin Reserve. " External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Obviously, it didn’t end the way we would all have wanted, but I’m incredibly proud of the way the team played,” “They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played” External link

expressindia Monday, July 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game” External link

expressindia Monday, July 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Obviously, it didn't end the way we would all have wanted, but I'm incredibly proud of the way the team played," "They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played" External link

business-standard Monday, July 15, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game" External link

business-standard Monday, July 15, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Obviously, it didn't end the way we would all have wanted but I'm incredibly proud of the way the team played," "They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played" External link

samoaobserver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game" External link

samoaobserver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Obviously, it didn’t end the way we would all have wanted but I’m incredibly proud of the way the team played,” “They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "They went as close as you could go to winning this tournament - they are good men, good people and we should be incredibly proud as New Zealanders," External link

nzherald Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cricket is a game of centimetres, but it's why we love it because it's got so much drama and so much emotion," External link

nzherald Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Cricket is a game often decided by centimetres. And so it was today. But the big things matter too. Who you are as a person+team. A gutsy, talented group who play the game the way it should be played, for each other+ with integrity. So proud of our ," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I met them and the Government needs to do the same. It needs to listen to their concerns, because they are not going to leave this alone," External link

voxy Friday, July 5, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am calling on all interested participants to listen to and work with each other constructively as this work is carried out. The aim is to strike a balance which ensures a safe and efficient banking system that New Zealanders need and deserve," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That independence is legislated through the Reserve Bank Act. The goal of this exercise by the Reserve Bank is to ensure New Zealand has a safe and efficient banking system, which gives support and confidence to all New Zealanders," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The higher cap recognises the fact that building costs and house prices have increased. It will mean that fewer over-cap claims are passed on to private insurers," External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Dealing with an EQC claim after a natural disaster can be a hugely stressful time for homeowners. The changes this Government has made will make it easier to lodge claims, know more about their property’s history, and increase the amount covered by EQC," "We are simplifying how EQC operates and making it easier for homeowners to deal with EQC" External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean EQC claims managers can put all of their focus towards helping people fix their homes," External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is under way and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Some of these sites are associated with important and sometimes challenging discussions about the events that have shaped our past and will influence our future," "Given the cultural, historic and social significance of this place, both before and after 6 February 1840, it’s appropriate the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s first National Historic Landmark" External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This fits with a near-record low unemployment rate and New Zealand having one of the highest employment rates in the OECD, strength in the monthly trade figures and strong building consent data," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Add record low interest rates into the mix, and the underlying domestic economic environment in New Zealand is strong. The Government is running a surplus, and keeping debt under control, while the economy grows faster than our international peers," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I feel like most New Zealanders would want to see Briar play with her teammates in a team treated like the other teams in the tournament and I hope a resolution can be found to make sure that this happens" "This is a team that's played together all year and they deserve the chance to play in the tournament," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That’s why we are delivering growing surpluses in the Budget, and reducing net debt to 20% of GDP within five years of taking office to make sure we have funds set aside to manage future shocks or unexpected events," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "That’s exactly what we’re doing with the Wellbeing Budget’s $300 million venture capital investment fund. We’ve also announced more Government investment to back our start-ups to commercialise their ideas and grow," "It was also pleasing to see the OECD praise our $1 billion research and development tax credit investment, as well as our decision to give the Commerce Commission greater powers to look into unproductive parts of the economy like our fuel companies" External link

voxy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

mynews13 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is the right time to check we have the tools to make sure banks meet their obligations to New Zealanders, and the powers to enforce them," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

wftv Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

wral Monday, June 24, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Now is the right time to check we have the tools to make sure banks meet their obligations to New Zealanders, and the powers to enforce them," "The Government is also making sure New Zealand follows international best practice for promoting public confidence in our banking system, including on the issue of depositor protection" External link

voxy Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "These regimes go a step further than New Zealand’s current Director Attestation Regime for banks, by also holding senior managers to account for the prudent management of their bank within their area of responsibility," External link

voxy Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "Susan Paterson brings a wealth of private sector experience with her. She has also served on public sector boards, and has good knowledge of monetary policy as a former advisor to the Reserve Bank’s previous Monetary Policy Committee," "She brings significant and senior governance experience, including on audit and risk committees, and good knowledge of governance oversight of a regulatory body" External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The costs are uncertain, and you can imagine for a minister of finance that's not a position I ever want to be in. But it is just the reality of the situation we have," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I made the commitment on Budget day, that we will fund a fair scheme, and we will find the money for that. This is a very important way of ensuring New Zealanders have confidence that we are meeting the commitment we made to do everything we can to make sure that March 15th, and the events of that day, aren't repeated," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any [costs], owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

nan Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We have already set aside $150 million for the buy-back, based on officials’ initial advice. The ACC Board has also agreed to allocate $40 million in recognition the buy-back scheme is likely to contribute to a reduction in the severity and incidence of injuries from the prohibited firearms," External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition. Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is underway and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer. As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding we will," External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding, we will," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

wsau Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition. Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is underway and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer. As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding we will," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding, we will," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Mr Key ) : "That's simply not an acceptable response. It is the responsibility of the board and I'm sure Mr Key knows that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As part of Treasury's C+A (certification and accreditation) process, all public internet facing systems and web sites are independently penetration tested before they are authorised to operate," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the matters that are under investigation, I will wait for the outcome of the investigation," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They [National] didn't want me to interfere in anything that the Treasury did; now they want me to interfere in exactly what the Treasury did. On the evening of Wednesday, 29 May, I practised my speech once, and then twice again. I went to bed that night believing that this Wellbeing Budget would be a good thing for New Zealand" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As part of Treasury's C+A (certification and accreditation) process, all public internet facing systems and web sites are independently penetration tested before they are authorised to operate," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the matters that are under investigation, I will wait for the outcome of the investigation," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They [National] didn't want me to interfere in anything that the Treasury did; now they want me to interfere in exactly what the Treasury did. On the evening of Wednesday, 29 May, I practised my speech once, and then twice again. I went to bed that night believing that this Wellbeing Budget would be a good thing for New Zealand" External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Certainly the way in which we give tools to the Reserve Bank to be able to work in the prudential regulation space is exactly the topic," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : “Gail Pacheco and Andrew Sweet bring a range of experience to the Productivity Commission’s board, including around labour and health economics and environmental issues like the RMA and climate change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 17, 2019 6:36:00 AM 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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Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "For the sake of clarity, Finance Minister Grant Robertson should audit all previous funding, legislative and regulatory decisions made by NZ First Ministers since 2017," "All communications from NZ First Ministers regarding these decisions should also be swiftly released," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Simon Bridges said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "The questions in relation to Grant Robertson are obvious. What did we know? Who, what, when, why? And what is his relationship with the man who has resigned. I think we need to know these things to have accountability on this," External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Paula Bennett said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's not looking at the Beehive at all, it's not looking at senior staff and the complaints that led to them, it's not looking at how involved Grant Robertson and others have been," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Paula Bennett said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's not looking at the Beehive at all, it's not looking at senior staff and the complaints that led to them, it's not looking at how involved Grant Robertson and others have been," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," "At the moment, however, with some players arriving back at different times, some not arriving back at all, and others having alternative playing commitments, it's just not practical. Hopefully, given the interest surrounding this, we can organise something appropriate in the weeks to come," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Read More ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Despite a historically high terms of trade and rising exports, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has repeatedly tried to blame the domestic slowdown on global conditions," "The Minister of Finance needs to take responsibility for the role the Government's policies have played in slowing New Zealand down, especially when Westpac stated last week that New Zealand's economic slowdown can be 'put down largely to domestic factors'" External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

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Grant Robertson said ( about Fletcher Building ) : "Yes, Fletcher's has had to be patient just as everybody else in this scenario has to be as well," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government is helping Kiwis with the cost of living through a strong economy that is seeing wages rise and more New Zealanders in work," "Our record of 4% unemployment, decade-high wage increases and steady economic growth in the face of global headwinds means Kiwis are better off under our economic plan" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Simon Bridges ) : “Simon Bridges just gave the most over-hyped and under-delivered speech that I can remember during my time in politics,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 17, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We are taking this very seriously," External link

voxy Friday, February 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At the halfway point of the year, the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “I am delighted to open this year’s fund which has some $7 million available to support performing arts venues, galleries, museums and whare taonga throughout Aotearoa,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Institutions which have a significant role in housing major collections and offering unique cultural experiences, are also important regional economic contributors through domestic and international tourism,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The short story, though, is clearly it will have an impact on this quarter's GDP because we are seeing the immediate impacts," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson indicated : "All communications from NZ First Ministers regarding these decisions should also be swiftly released. " External link

voxy Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those challenges and opportunities cannot be resolved in one budget, so they continue to be the core of the priorities in the 2020 Wellbeing Budget," External link

nzherald Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Agencies are currently assessing the potential economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak and while that work is not yet completed it is clear that there will be some impact on the New Zealand economy," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At the halfway point of the year, the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus," External link

nzherald Tuesday, February 11, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At the halfway point of the year the books are in good shape. There is normally movement in these numbers across monthly accounts, but that will be exacerbated in the second half of the year by the impact of coronavirus,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “New Zealand’s economy continues to outperform its peers with growth above the OECD average, the UK, Canada, Japan and Australia,” “The announcement of last month’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme brought forward a package of infrastructure projects which will provide further support for the economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, February 11, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private building owners get the advice they need to start building work or to get the work completed," External link

voxy Friday, February 7, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “These grants for seismic strengthening projects help private building owners get the advice they need to start building work or to get the work completed,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, February 7, 2020 2:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson replied ( about Helen Clark ) : "We will Helen. I am advised it is still a consultation and we will be talking to RNZ about their options" External link

Stuff Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our investments in infrastructure, our focus on lifting wages of those who previously missed out, and our regional investments are making a difference," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “When we came into Government unemployment was 4.7%. We have seen the lowest levels in a decade in the past two years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, February 5, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote ( about Mike Moore ) : "I mourn the passing of Mike Moore and my heart goes out to Yvonne and his family," "He was a fiercely proud Kiwi who represented us with distinction on the world stage. Rest easy now Mike" External link

newshub Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "I mourn the passing of Mike Moore and my heart goes out to Yvonne and his family," "He was a fiercely proud Kiwi who represented us with distinction on the world stage. Rest easy now Mike" External link

newshub Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is in good shape," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a Government of infrastructure," External link

nzherald Wednesday, January 29, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "National said they would and could - but they didn’t. This Government is taking the action that has long been needed to modernise our infrastructure and create long-term benefits for New Zealand," External link

voxy Wednesday, January 29, 2020 2:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The economy is in good shape," External link

newshub Wednesday, January 29, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We’ll soon be announcing details of the new infrastructure investments we’ll be making to future proof the economy, on top of already-record investment," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "International headwinds do remain, including the US-China trade war, Brexit and geopolitical uncertainty - particularly in the Middle East. The IMF just this week downgraded its forecasts for global growth again, so we’re making sure our investments will support the economy," External link

voxy Thursday, January 23, 2020 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," "The surplus and low levels of debt show the fundamentals of the New Zealand economy remain strong" External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Our careful fiscal management has resulted in low government debt, which alongside record low borrowing costs has given us room to invest an extra $12 billion to future-proof New Zealand," "This package of infrastructure projects will provide further support to boost the New Zealand economy in the face of slowing international growth and global headwinds" External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It will also give certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects and will create more opportunities for Kiwis," "We'll be announcing the specific projects in the near future," External link

polandsun Friday, January 17, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," External link

nzherald Friday, January 17, 2020 3:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "While the month by month results do tend to fluctuate due to tax timing changes, it is pleasing to see this positive result," "The surplus and low levels of debt show the fundamentals of the New Zealand economy remain strong" External link

voxy Friday, January 17, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Our careful fiscal management has resulted in low government debt, which alongside record low borrowing costs has given us room to invest an extra $12 billion to future-proof New Zealand," External link

voxy Friday, January 17, 2020 2:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “While we do have some world-leading firms, we need them to lift performance and productivity to create a pathway for more firms to succeed on the world stage,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “We want all our innovative and productive companies to do well and have that success flow through to other parts of the economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Saturday, January 11, 2020 1:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson observes : "It's important to remember these are just forecasts, and we will see where we get to in the 2019/20 year," External link

Stuff Friday, December 27, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The Policy Statement follows extensive engagement with industry to ensure the operational details of the new fund are appropriate,” “It covers key definitions and requirements around domestic and international fund investments, private capital requirements, at what investment stage money should be allocated and that the Guardians must take into account the Government’s and plan to transition to a low carbon economy” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, December 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Professor Quigley has made a significant contribution to the Reserve Bank through his leadership skills and his economic expertise," External link

voxy Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is important that Kiwis have confidence in the people running our banks and know the consequences they'll face. We've seen examples of how confidence was shaken overseas and we're acting to make sure New Zealand has a world-leading accountability regime," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 18, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system, but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old. We’re making sure they’re up-to-date," External link

voxy Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has a strong and stable banking system, but it is regulated by laws that are 30 years old. We're making sure they're up-to-date," External link

Stuff Wednesday, December 18, 2019 1:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach" External link

voxy Tuesday, December 17, 2019 1:59:00 AM 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

Grant Robertson said : "I would say they were deeply cynical," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Tax cuts have never been on or off the table," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The government has committed to running a sustainable surplus across an economic cycle, and today's forecasts show we are delivering on that," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Budget 2020 will continue to focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy" External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A small deficit in the current year is not surprising, given the impact global headwinds are having on confidence here," External link

newshub Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The new investment is forecast to increase the size of the economy by a further $10 billion over five years, with further positive impacts on GDP beyond that period,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It will provide further support to boost the New Zealand economy in the face of slowing international growth and stronger global headwinds. It will also give certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects and will create more job opportunities for Kiwis,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We are continuing to adopt a fiscally responsible approach," External link

nzherald Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We haven't said yes to it. We need all the information we need," "I've got further questions. I want answers; this is a massive, massive move we're talking about here" External link

newshub Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

theage Monday, December 2, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

watoday Monday, December 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

dailyadvertiser Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

illawarramercury Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest," "In terms of where we are in the economic cycle, in terms of the good shape that the Government's books are in; now is the time to take the next step forward in our legacy of building New Zealand" External link

yahoo-au Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Chris Lee ) : "There has been a large amount of correspondence between Chris Lee and my office, which I have told him he is welcome to publish, along with the letters and emails to the previous Government and their replies," External link

Stuff Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:15:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cabinet has agreed to a significant boost to infrastructure investment. I have directed the Treasury to help bring together a package of projects that can be brought into the Government’s short and medium term plan of investments," External link

voxy Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This Government is not sitting on its hands when it comes to getting people into the trades - through programmes like Mana in Mahi and He Poutama Rangitahi we are supporting more and more people into work," External link

voxy Saturday, November 30, 2019 10:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I can announce today that the government will significantly increase spending on infrastructure," External link

wsau Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Right now, we can borrow at an interest rate of 1.3% for 10 years. Just think about that for a minute," "We have the lowest borrowing costs in New Zealand's history, so it is time to invest" External link

wsau Saturday, November 30, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The package will provide certainty to the construction industry about upcoming infrastructure projects," External link

newshub Saturday, November 30, 2019 4:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "When you look at the actual cash amount of corporate tax collected in the four months, it’s 10% ahead of forecasts," External link

voxy Friday, November 29, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This won’t be a cheap endeavour but you have to look at a long term view and find the best place in the upper North Island to compliment the Port of Tauranga, which already does a huge turnover,” External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:58:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our economic outlook is stronger the countries we traditionally compare ourselves against," External link

newshub Friday, November 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government is supporting the economy with our Economic Plan," "We're making record infrastructure investment in regional roads and rail, backing businesses to innovate and grow through [research and development] and boosting the wages of working New Zealanders through the minimum wage and Families Package" External link

newshub Friday, November 22, 2019 4:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told ( about Ross Taylor ) : "Yes I am meeting with Fletchers, they're in town for a different matter but Ross Taylor is coming to see me," External link

newshub Tuesday, November 19, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The advice I've had was that was a person who doesn't work there anymore," External link

nzherald Tuesday, November 12, 2019 4:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It’s becoming clearer that issues like the US-China trade war are affecting confidence overseas and in New Zealand. Our wariness of the global situation has been reinforced by talks I’m having with global counterparts in Japan and Vietnam," "Last year’s strong surplus means the Government’s current net debt position of 20.3% of GDP is lower than the 21.0% expected at the Budget. The low debt gives us space for further opportunities to invest to strengthen the economy against global headwinds" External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Other measures in the accounts not affected by timing issues show we are in good shape," External link

voxy Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It’s great to see New Zealand as the best economy in the world to do business. This is another indication that the economy is in good shape,” “Our top spot is supported by a stable regulatory environment focussed on encouraging more productive, sustainable and inclusive economic activity” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “I look forward to visiting two of our important partners in the region,” “This trip will provide insights into how these major Asian economies are addressing the current global economic instability. This visit will allow me to share the innovative work New Zealand is doing on issues such as wellbeing and the future of work, and to showcase our positive growth outlook and the quality of our business environment” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "As claim numbers reduce, it no longer makes sense for the Crown to have two organisations processing the remaining Canterbury claims," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 22, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Heritage buildings are integral to the character of New Zealand and two more funding rounds will be held prior to June 2020 to allocate the $2.4m remaining in the Heritage EQUIP fund," External link

Stuff Monday, October 21, 2019 3:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our Economic Plan has led to record infrastructure investment to boost the economy. This includes rebuilding hospitals like Middlemore, building new classrooms, and transport investment in areas neglected for too long, like regional roads and rail," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "New Zealand is delighted to be joining the Coalition. We welcome the opportunity to take on the challenges of reforming fiscal policy and the financial system to address the impacts of climate change," External link

voxy Wednesday, October 16, 2019 4:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Among this group, New Zealand’s growth forecasts have held steady at 2.5% in 2019, rising to 2.7% next year. This shows we’re in good shape,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Among this group, New Zealand’s growth forecasts have held steady at 2.5% in 2019, rising to 2.7% next year. This shows we’re in good shape," External link

voxy Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "More needs to be done to improve the range and quality of physical activity on offer for disabled people and that’s why as part of this plan, the Government will invest a further $7 million over four years through Sport NZ," "These funds will go a long way towards establishing equity and ensuring disabled people across Aotearoa New Zealand can be just as active as non-disabled people" External link

voxy Friday, October 11, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The surplus and low levels of debt show the economy is in good shape. This allows the government to spend more on infrastructure and make record investments in health and education," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The results show businesses are investing, employing more workers and paying higher wages, while at the same time reporting stronger profits," "This is a timely reminder that the underlying fundamentals of the New Zealand economy are solid. We are growing faster than the likes of Australia, the UK, Canada and the EU, which is being recognized by international investors and agencies like the IMF and Moody's," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As we look to the election next year there will be decisions to be made about that, but I'm not particularly looking at those things at the moment," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Their bill is going to be at the extreme end… It has to be realised that's money that's owed to people who work hard in our health system," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's important that we don't talk ourselves into a downturn just because it suits some people's negative narrative," External link

newshub Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The surplus and low levels of debt show the economy is in good shape. This allows the Government to spend more on infrastructure and make record investments in health and education,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The results show businesses are investing, employing more workers and paying higher wages, while at the same time reporting stronger profits,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Our strong position gives us the space for further opportunities to strengthen our economy as is necessary,” “The accounts show that we have the balance right. We are tackling long-term challenges by investing in hospitals, schools and transport infrastructure while managing the books responsibly. We are making our economy stronger to make sure we remain resilient and have room to move to support New Zealand through any further challenges ahead” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, October 8, 2019 4:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The $2.7 million being invested through High Performance Sport NZ seeks to change this by creating the right environment and opportunities for far greater representation of women in high performance leadership and coaching positions," External link

voxy Monday, October 7, 2019 1:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I hope this will provide a solution for both the banks and local communities where it may not be economical for individual banks to maintain a branch," External link

Stuff Monday, September 30, 2019 6:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Association ) : "I hope this will provide a solution for both the banks and local communities where it may not be economical for individual banks to maintain a branch," "I'd like to thank the banks and the Bankers' Association (NZBA) for working with the Government on this initiative which will be implemented in early 2020" External link

newshub Monday, September 30, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Given this, I do not support any increase in director remuneration during this term of Parliament," External link

nzherald Monday, September 30, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Unemployment is at an 11-year low, the economy is growing faster than the likes of Australia, the UK and the EU," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know that there’ll always be some people who look at the economy with a glass half empty view. It’s refreshing to see reports like this which cut through the political noise and actually recognise our strong economic fundamentals," External link

voxy Wednesday, September 25, 2019 3:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We're changing this so businesses can deduct 'feasibility expenditure' from their tax bills, including for projects that don't end up going ahead," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive - even if some of these ideas don't work out," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, September 23, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive – even if some of these ideas don’t work out,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes. Business owners tell us this can deter them from spending money looking at better ways of doing things,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “This is about creating an environment where businesses are encouraged to innovate and become more productive – even if some of these ideas don’t work out,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "New Zealanders value a strong economy that provides decent jobs, higher incomes and more opportunities for current and future generations," External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The two business tax changes we are announcing today are practical examples of how delivering our Economic Plan will help businesses move from volume to value," "These measures will also help to deepen the pool of capital invested in New Zealand’s productive assets, by incentivising innovation. This is all part of a 30-year plan to make the economy more productive, sustainable and inclusive" External link

voxy Monday, September 23, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At present, the costs associated with exploring whether to invest in a new asset or business model are often not deductible for tax purposes," External link

Stuff Monday, September 23, 2019 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The review shows the Fund is operating at global best practice levels, alongside only a small number of investors globally. It provides strong assurance that the Guardians are carrying out their mandate effectively," External link

voxy Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "The review included a number of recommendations for ongoing improvement in certain areas and I look forward to engaging with the Guardians on this work," External link

voxy Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The first I knew of the nature of the allegations that were in The Spinoff were when they were published on the Monday, beyond that I don't think it's helpful for me to get into what I did or I didn't know," External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What this High Court decision does is open up a very broad definition, and potentially open up claims that have previously been settled," External link

tvnz Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “The judgment handed down by Justice Gendall on August the 16th at the High Court in Christchurch has left some important unanswered questions, so we are taking the case to the Appeal Court to seek more certainty in this situation – and as a result for other claimants and for Southern Response,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation and am simply not going into detail on this," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 11, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I'm going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation," External link

newshub Wednesday, September 11, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am going to respect the privacy of the young people involved in this situation and am simply not going into detail on this," External link

Stuff Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson responds : "decisions on monetary policy are not themselves what we are looking at in this context" External link

Stuff Saturday, September 7, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The signal I am trying to send quite clearly is that if we see further deterioration we will respond accordingly," External link

nzherald Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There’s still a little bit more room to move in terms of monetary policy in New Zealand,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ll continue to keep an eye on that,” “At this stage, I don’t see us getting there” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “will see solid economic growth but there will be periods of stress that we need to see our way through,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Simon Bridges ) : “This feels to me like political gameplaying, potentially electioneering. I think it’s the introduction of a style of politics into New Zealand that New Zealanders don’t want… We don’t want to be taking the very worst of American politics or the very worst of the Crosby Textor playbook again. That’s what this feels like from Simon Bridges” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, August 23, 2019 7:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “EQC estimates there could be up to 1,000 homes in Canterbury affected by today’s announcement,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “A disclaimer will appear on the property’s page and people looking for that claim information for a property should contact EQC,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The proposal that's been put forward is in fact for an Officer of Parliament position, so that really is a high level of independence," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "That's actually a completely separate debate around whether or not, as has happened in the past, Opposition offices get a secondee," "I didn't manage to get one for quite a while [when he was Opposition Finance spokesperson] and he'll need to take it up with the Treasury as to exactly what's happening on that" External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is currently anticipated that legislation will be introduced before the end of the year, with the intention that the PBO be operational from 1 July 2021," External link

newshub Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would have been ideal to have the office set up before the 2020 election, but we’re making sure we’re taking the time to get this right," External link

voxy Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give the PBO the necessary independence to undertake the role for which it is being established," External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It would have been ideal to have the office set up before the 2020 election, but we're making sure we're taking the time to get this right," "To do this, we're drawing on international experience and carefully listening to the feedback from the earlier consultation process. It is currently anticipated that legislation will be introduced before the end of the year, with the intention that the PBO be operational from 1 July 2021" External link

Stuff Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The indemnity enables Southern Response to continue to focus on its core purpose of settling the remaining outstanding claims of its policyholders," External link

Stuff Friday, August 16, 2019 4:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "EQC estimates there could be up to 1000 homes affected by today's [Thursday] announcement," External link

newshub Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It does nothing to uphold our democracy. In fact, it is a shame on our democracy," External link

nzherald Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a tick of approval for the Coalition Government’s economic plan and responsible management of the economy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, August 6, 2019 4:21:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Sir Brian is one of the most admired figures in New Zealand and world rugby, having achieved fame and respect as a player, captain, and later as a coach, manager and selector,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “Sir Brian’s involvement in our national game did not end with his playing days. He coached Masterton and Wairarapa-Bush before guiding the All Blacks to win the inaugural Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 1987. He was also our Campaign Manager at the 1995 World Cup, and a selector when we won the Cup for a second time in 2011,” “However, what’s most impressive is how far his reach extended beyond rugby. The many national and community roles he held include former chairman of the Hillary Commission for Sport, and he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and the community in 1999” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Sunday, August 4, 2019 1:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Sir Brian Lochore was a giant of NZ Rugby," External link

newshub Sunday, August 4, 2019 12:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That person probably now understands more than ever how wrong and incorrect that statement was," External link

nzherald Friday, August 2, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Decision-making rests with the Reserve Bank," External link

Stuff Friday, August 2, 2019 8:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition" External link

newstalkzb Friday, August 2, 2019 5:44:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition" External link

nzherald Friday, August 2, 2019 5:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "We need to maintain the strengths of the current system, while recognising that there are significant improvements we can make," External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What this means is that we are stepping away from a prescriptive approach to one with much more flexibility," "As with any innovation, it may or may not work, but we have to be bold, and be prepared to try" External link

nzherald Friday, July 26, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : "Visibility is one of the three themes of our Women and Girls in Sport Strategy, and there is not many places more visible than the Basin Reserve. " External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Obviously, it didn’t end the way we would all have wanted, but I’m incredibly proud of the way the team played,” “They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played” External link

expressindia Monday, July 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game” External link

expressindia Monday, July 15, 2019 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Obviously, it didn't end the way we would all have wanted, but I'm incredibly proud of the way the team played," "They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played" External link

business-standard Monday, July 15, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game" External link

business-standard Monday, July 15, 2019 5:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Obviously, it didn't end the way we would all have wanted but I'm incredibly proud of the way the team played," "They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played" External link

samoaobserver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : "They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game" External link

samoaobserver Monday, July 15, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Obviously, it didn’t end the way we would all have wanted but I’m incredibly proud of the way the team played,” “They were so gutsy and they play cricket the way it should be played” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “They are loved by other fans all around the world because of the way they play the game” External link

seattletimes Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "They went as close as you could go to winning this tournament - they are good men, good people and we should be incredibly proud as New Zealanders," External link

nzherald Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cricket is a game of centimetres, but it's why we love it because it's got so much drama and so much emotion," External link

nzherald Monday, July 15, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson wrote : "Cricket is a game often decided by centimetres. And so it was today. But the big things matter too. Who you are as a person+team. A gutsy, talented group who play the game the way it should be played, for each other+ with integrity. So proud of our ," External link

Stuff Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I met them and the Government needs to do the same. It needs to listen to their concerns, because they are not going to leave this alone," External link

voxy Friday, July 5, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am calling on all interested participants to listen to and work with each other constructively as this work is carried out. The aim is to strike a balance which ensures a safe and efficient banking system that New Zealanders need and deserve," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That independence is legislated through the Reserve Bank Act. The goal of this exercise by the Reserve Bank is to ensure New Zealand has a safe and efficient banking system, which gives support and confidence to all New Zealanders," External link

nzherald Wednesday, July 3, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The higher cap recognises the fact that building costs and house prices have increased. It will mean that fewer over-cap claims are passed on to private insurers," External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Dealing with an EQC claim after a natural disaster can be a hugely stressful time for homeowners. The changes this Government has made will make it easier to lodge claims, know more about their property’s history, and increase the amount covered by EQC," "We are simplifying how EQC operates and making it easier for homeowners to deal with EQC" External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will mean EQC claims managers can put all of their focus towards helping people fix their homes," External link

voxy Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is under way and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer," External link

Stuff Sunday, June 30, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Some of these sites are associated with important and sometimes challenging discussions about the events that have shaped our past and will influence our future," "Given the cultural, historic and social significance of this place, both before and after 6 February 1840, it’s appropriate the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s first National Historic Landmark" External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This fits with a near-record low unemployment rate and New Zealand having one of the highest employment rates in the OECD, strength in the monthly trade figures and strong building consent data," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Add record low interest rates into the mix, and the underlying domestic economic environment in New Zealand is strong. The Government is running a surplus, and keeping debt under control, while the economy grows faster than our international peers," External link

voxy Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I feel like most New Zealanders would want to see Briar play with her teammates in a team treated like the other teams in the tournament and I hope a resolution can be found to make sure that this happens" "This is a team that's played together all year and they deserve the chance to play in the tournament," External link

Stuff Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve,” External link

dailyjournal Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:38:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

fox13memphis Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That’s why we are delivering growing surpluses in the Budget, and reducing net debt to 20% of GDP within five years of taking office to make sure we have funds set aside to manage future shocks or unexpected events," External link

voxy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : "That’s exactly what we’re doing with the Wellbeing Budget’s $300 million venture capital investment fund. We’ve also announced more Government investment to back our start-ups to commercialise their ideas and grow," "It was also pleasing to see the OECD praise our $1 billion research and development tax credit investment, as well as our decision to give the Commerce Commission greater powers to look into unproductive parts of the economy like our fuel companies" External link

voxy Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

mynews13 Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve,” External link

therepublic Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

actionnewsjax Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Now is the right time to check we have the tools to make sure banks meet their obligations to New Zealanders, and the powers to enforce them," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealand has been an outlier for many years in that we don't have a formal deposit protection regime to support Kiwis if a bank were to fall over," External link

newshub Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:04:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

wftv Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:03:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is about tipping the balance in favor of the depositor, of the people who banks are there to serve," External link

wral Monday, June 24, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "Now is the right time to check we have the tools to make sure banks meet their obligations to New Zealanders, and the powers to enforce them," "The Government is also making sure New Zealand follows international best practice for promoting public confidence in our banking system, including on the issue of depositor protection" External link

voxy Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "These regimes go a step further than New Zealand’s current Director Attestation Regime for banks, by also holding senior managers to account for the prudent management of their bank within their area of responsibility," External link

voxy Monday, June 24, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Monetary Policy ) : "Susan Paterson brings a wealth of private sector experience with her. She has also served on public sector boards, and has good knowledge of monetary policy as a former advisor to the Reserve Bank’s previous Monetary Policy Committee," "She brings significant and senior governance experience, including on audit and risk committees, and good knowledge of governance oversight of a regulatory body" External link

voxy Friday, June 21, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The costs are uncertain, and you can imagine for a minister of finance that's not a position I ever want to be in. But it is just the reality of the situation we have," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I made the commitment on Budget day, that we will fund a fair scheme, and we will find the money for that. This is a very important way of ensuring New Zealanders have confidence that we are meeting the commitment we made to do everything we can to make sure that March 15th, and the events of that day, aren't repeated," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any [costs], owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

dnaindia Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:13:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

dailymaverick Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

nan Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

aljazeera-en Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We have already set aside $150 million for the buy-back, based on officials’ initial advice. The ACC Board has also agreed to allocate $40 million in recognition the buy-back scheme is likely to contribute to a reduction in the severity and incidence of injuries from the prohibited firearms," External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition. Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is underway and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer. As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding we will," External link

voxy Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding, we will," External link

nzherald Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any (costs), owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition," External link

wsau Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is high uncertainty around any costings, owing to the lack of information on the number of prohibited items, their type and condition. Better information will be forthcoming once the buy-back is underway and volumes and conditions of firearms are clearer. As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding we will," External link

Stuff Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As I stated on Budget day, if we need to top up the funding, we will," External link

newstalkzb Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Mr Key ) : "That's simply not an acceptable response. It is the responsibility of the board and I'm sure Mr Key knows that," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As part of Treasury's C+A (certification and accreditation) process, all public internet facing systems and web sites are independently penetration tested before they are authorised to operate," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the matters that are under investigation, I will wait for the outcome of the investigation," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They [National] didn't want me to interfere in anything that the Treasury did; now they want me to interfere in exactly what the Treasury did. On the evening of Wednesday, 29 May, I practised my speech once, and then twice again. I went to bed that night believing that this Wellbeing Budget would be a good thing for New Zealand" External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As part of Treasury's C+A (certification and accreditation) process, all public internet facing systems and web sites are independently penetration tested before they are authorised to operate," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "On the matters that are under investigation, I will wait for the outcome of the investigation," External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "They [National] didn't want me to interfere in anything that the Treasury did; now they want me to interfere in exactly what the Treasury did. On the evening of Wednesday, 29 May, I practised my speech once, and then twice again. I went to bed that night believing that this Wellbeing Budget would be a good thing for New Zealand" External link

nzherald Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Certainly the way in which we give tools to the Reserve Bank to be able to work in the prudential regulation space is exactly the topic," External link

Stuff Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Commission ) : “Gail Pacheco and Andrew Sweet bring a range of experience to the Productivity Commission’s board, including around labour and health economics and environmental issues like the RMA and climate change,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, June 17, 2019 6:36:00 AM 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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Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "For the sake of clarity, Finance Minister Grant Robertson should audit all previous funding, legislative and regulatory decisions made by NZ First Ministers since 2017," "All communications from NZ First Ministers regarding these decisions should also be swiftly released," External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 12, 2020 4:28:00 AM EAT

Simon Bridges said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "The questions in relation to Grant Robertson are obvious. What did we know? Who, what, when, why? And what is his relationship with the man who has resigned. I think we need to know these things to have accountability on this," External link

Stuff Tuesday, September 17, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Paula Bennett said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's not looking at the Beehive at all, it's not looking at senior staff and the complaints that led to them, it's not looking at how involved Grant Robertson and others have been," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Paula Bennett said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "It's not looking at the Beehive at all, it's not looking at senior staff and the complaints that led to them, it's not looking at how involved Grant Robertson and others have been," External link

Stuff Monday, September 16, 2019 9:52:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," "At the moment, however, with some players arriving back at different times, some not arriving back at all, and others having alternative playing commitments, it's just not practical. Hopefully, given the interest surrounding this, we can organise something appropriate in the weeks to come," External link

business-standard Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

newstalkzb Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:45:00 AM EAT

Read More ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:29:00 AM EAT

David White said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "We've been in conversations with the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson, and are mindful of the Prime Minister's enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration," External link

nzherald Tuesday, July 16, 2019 1:34:00 AM EAT

Paul Goldsmith said ( about Grant Robertson ) : "Despite a historically high terms of trade and rising exports, Finance Minister Grant Robertson has repeatedly tried to blame the domestic slowdown on global conditions," "The Minister of Finance needs to take responsibility for the role the Government's policies have played in slowing New Zealand down, especially when Westpac stated last week that New Zealand's economic slowdown can be 'put down largely to domestic factors'" External link

Stuff Tuesday, July 2, 2019 3:05:00 AM EAT