Grant Robertson

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Grant Robertson says : "While Greyhound Racing NZ has reported some progress in implementing the recommendations of the Hansen Report, recent incidents show the industry still has some way to go to achieve the appropriate standards," External link

newshub Friday, April 16, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the responsibility of the industry to hold itself accountable and ensure the best possible standards of welfare for greyhounds. Should the review show that progress has not been sufficient, a further fundamental look at the greyhound racing industry may be required," External link

voxy Friday, April 16, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Should the review show that progress has not been sufficient, a further fundamental look at the greyhound racing industry may be required," External link

tvnz Friday, April 16, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is important that we have stability as we undertake a thorough process to appoint a high quality permanent board for the TAB,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also need a national airline to provide a domestic network that allows people to be where they want to be across New Zealand and gets goods where they are needed," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 9, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also need a national airline to provide a domestic network that allows people to be where they want to be across New Zealand and gets goods where they are needed," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not on our agenda,” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not on our agenda,” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Where we are on the numbers is that we're about 95 percent of our target at the moment," External link

newshub Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's a good example of what can happen in the middle of an arrangement like this and [it's] one of the reasons we've been really clear that this is a 'flyer, beware' situation," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "To be the nation that welcomes the world to this global event will be very special. As well as showcasing the skills of some of the best players in the world and providing great entertainment, these matches can make a positive and lasting change to the women's game. This tournament can inspire and encourage more women to get involved as players, coaches, match officials and administrators," "Using four of five possible venues gives spectators the opportunity to attend the biggest women's sports tournament ever held here. Unfortunately, Christchurch is not able to host a match given stadium requirements. We'll work with New Zealand Football, Football Australia, the Australian Government and FIFA to deliver an amazing event" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : "Confirmation of these matches, soon after we announced New Zealand will host the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) in Auckland in 2022 shows we're making real progress in the government's Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "reflects the resilience of the economy and confidence in the recovery" External link

newshub Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do need to remain aware that we are still in a volatile and uncertain global economic environment. There will still be challenges ahead this year, and some sectors and regions will be particularly tested" External link

newshub Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result reflects the resilience of the economy and confidence in the recovery," External link

voxy Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To be the nation that welcomes the world to this global event will be very special. As well as showcasing the skills of some of the best players in the world and providing great entertainment, these matches can make a positive and lasting change to the women’s game. This tournament can inspire and encourage more women to get involved as players, coaches, match officials and administrators,” “Using four of five possible venues gives spectators the opportunity to attend the biggest women’s sports tournament ever held here. Unfortunately Christchurch is not able to host a match given stadium requirements. We’ll work with New Zealand Football, Football Australia, the Australian Government and FIFA to deliver an amazing event” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : “Confirmation of these matches, soon after we announced New Zealand will host the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) in Auckland in 2022 shows we’re making real progress in the Government’s Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Extending National's bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first-home buyers," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously. It’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, March 29, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am fully aware that the current housing market has made life difficult for some renters, and finding new affordable rentals can be difficult," "The Government has put in place measures to support tenants to have more secure access to affordable, warm and dry rental properties, and we will continue to support renters" External link

nzherald Monday, March 29, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously, it’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What we've seen over the last few months are completely unsustainable house price rises," External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I don't think that's acceptable," External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "When we're making a significant change like this, we can make the overall decisions, but the process we now go through, as we do with any major tax change, is to consult with those very people on the finer details of this, and people will be able to understand that over the next couple of months," "So obviously, if there are some people who want to take a pause and a breath while that happens, that's fine. We'll have those decisions as soon possible. But I would equally be criticised, Simon, if we rush those decisions and didn't consult with the people" External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously. It’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

news18 Friday, March 26, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is never a time to make flippant comments about rape," External link

foxnews Friday, March 26, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have to take rape seriously. It's not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all," External link

wsau Friday, March 26, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The Labour movement is where the Labour Party came from and this is the home of the Labour movement in Wellington," External link

newshub Friday, March 26, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I’m sure Israel understands that, I believe he has deleted the tweet in question. It will be up to the UFC as to what they do,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm sure Israel understands that, I believe he has deleted the tweet in question. It will be up to the UFC as to what they do," External link

newshub Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know what unsustainable and unaffordable house price rises look like because we've seen them in the last few months," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We need to act to control unsustainable house prices," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those kinds of rental increases there may mean that people will go looking elsewhere," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Part of our package of how we address the housing crisis has to be how do we dampen down demand, along with how we increase supply," "What we told New Zealanders was that we would address the housing crisis, the shape of that looks different than it did in September last year and we've acted in accordance with that" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will also continue the balanced approach to invest in strong public services and addressing issues like housing, while keeping a lid on debt,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Extending National's bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first-home buyers," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home. I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home," "I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first home buyers,” “It’s essential the government takes steps to curb rampant speculation” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our plan will decrease the incentives for speculators to buy residential property, while also encouraging investment in new builds,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To support our goal of increasing supply, we will keep the bright-line test for new build investment properties at the current five years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The New Zealand housing market has become the least affordable in the OECD. Taking action is in everyone’s interests as continuing to allow unsustainable house price growth could lead to a negative hit to the whole economy,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 22, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Extending National’s bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first home buyers,” “House price increases of the magnitude we have seen in recent months are not only harmful to affordability, they also present a risk to economic stability. Our plan also encourages investment in new builds. To support our goal of increasing supply, we will keep the bright-line test for new build investment properties at the current five years” External link

Stuff Monday, March 22, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home," "I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home" External link

newshub Monday, March 22, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a stronger position than all the countries we routinely compare ourselves to. It compares to a 1.1 percent drop in Australia, a 2.4 percent drop in the United States, a 4.6 percent drop in the EU, a 7.8 percent drop in the UK, and an average drop across the OECD of 3.1 percent,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “it’s not surprising the numbers are jumping around” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “There’s a few issues still to talk through, including what we do in the event that there is an outbreak, how we manage people who aren’t in their home country at that time,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “it’s not surprising the numbers are jumping around” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “There’s a few issues still to talk through, including what we do in the event that there is an outbreak, how we manage people who aren’t in their home country at that time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it's not surprising the numbers are jumping around" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," "New Zealand had an extremely strong bounce-back in the September quarter and some of that has evened out in the December quarter" External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," "New Zealand had an extremely strong bounce-back in the September quarter and some of that has evened out in the December quarter" External link

voxy Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is also a lot of volatility within sectors in the economy. For example, on these measures construction declined in the quarter but activity remains at historically high levels," External link

voxy Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There was plenty of discussions between New Zealand and Australia around how we could get a combined, joint, shared set of protocols and frameworks for quarantine free travel," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will continue our efforts to tackle this issue and work closely with our partners. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I spend a lot of time in Wellington central. It’s a very vibrant place, but we’ve always got to work together ot make it as safe as possible,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a two-way street, and if Australians still require an exit visa, we could end up with a net loss to New Zealand," "So what we would have to know is just how many Australians would be prepared to go through the rigmarole of that; in return, in terms of the net benefit to New Zealand, how many New Zealanders would go to Australia" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Certainly it’s something I'm looking for more information about,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “What I’ve read so far is what we’re talking about is quite an arm’s length situation, the New Zealand Government is not directly funding the firm,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “You’ve got a situation where some funding from the venture fund’s seed funding and perhaps some stuff from the icehouse incubator might have reached the NZ Company that has a relationship with the Chinese company,” “You’ll understand that in those circumstances it takes a little bit of work to identify exactly what the links are,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cabinet is meeting tonight and the reason for that was to simply facilitate an announcement on Friday," External link

nzherald Friday, March 12, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The report also acknowledges that a comprehensive policy response should include demand measures to cool demand and tilt the balance in favour of first home buyers. We will have more to say on this in coming weeks and Budget 2021," External link

voxy Friday, March 12, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The IMF specifically commented that our health policy response proved very effective and the size and scope of our economic support helped avert a much steeper decline in economic activity and employment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The report also acknowledges that a comprehensive policy response should include demand measures to cool demand and tilt the balance in favour of first home buyers. We will have more to say on this in coming weeks and Budget 2021,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We didn’t want there to be any delay on Friday so we’re having the meeting this evening,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's interesting that Mr Bayly would be so cavalier with taxpayer money as to not want due diligence to be done on all the projects that we fund," "This is 15 projects out of over 200 projects which have been contracted" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That project and the member's attitude to it exemplifies exactly what is wrong with the approach the Opposition is taking. This is a scheme that can revolutionise the way in which we deliver sustainable energy in New Zealand," "Their reaction to it tells you all you need to know. You stay in the 19th century Mr Bayly, it's fine" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I have instructed my officials to defer negotiations until you are able to make firm environmental commitments regarding the SCL and landfill," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I have instructed my officials to defer negotiations until you are able to make firm environmental commitments regarding the SCL and landfill,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The conference is a chance to celebrate the progress New Zealand has and continues to make for women and girls in play, active recreation and sport and society as a whole," External link

newshub Monday, March 8, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The additional investment is in response to reduced funding and sponsorship opportunities due to COVID-19 as well as the likely reduction in conference attendees from overseas, which will have implications on forecasted revenue to stage the event,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 8, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will also continue the balanced approach to invest in strong public services and addressing issues like housing, while keeping a lid on debt," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year,” External link

modernghana Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “But we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation. Support "The government is supporting NZ Rugby's hosting of the tournament with financial contributions and that support will remain in place for 2022,” External link

modernghana Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We already know that building more houses, particularly more affordable houses, is critical," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result reflects the continued strength of current economic conditions. The improved revenue will be considered for the upcoming 2021 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year, but we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation,” “Ultimately this is a decision for World Rugby to make. If they do postpone we are fully committed to hosting the event next year. The government is supporting NZ Rugby’s hosting of the tournament with financial contributions through the Major Events Development Fund and Sport New Zealand. That support will remain in place for 2022” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year, but we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation,” “Ultimately this is a decision for World Rugby to make. If they do postpone we are fully committed to hosting the event next year. The government is supporting NZ Rugby’s hosting of the tournament with financial contributions through the Major Events Development Fund and Sport New Zealand. That support will remain in place for 2022” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Firms throughout New Zealand can still apply for the Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue for the 14 to 21 February period as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The last day to apply is 22 March,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Firms throughout New Zealand can still apply for the Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue for the 14 to 21 February period as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The last day to apply is 22 March," "The increase in alert levels on Sunday has activated a new round of support, which now includes a nationwide COVID-19 Wage Subsidy as Auckland will be at alert level 3 for at least a week" External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A further Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue has also been activated with the move to the higher alert levels on Saturday. Applications open on 8 March. Business who meet the criteria are able to apply for both the Resurgence Support Payment and the Wage Subsidy Scheme," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It’s important that any potential restrictions do not disproportionately affect first-home buyers and low-income borrowers,” External link

Stuff Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" External link

newstalkzb Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “And no one is more anxious than me to see them open,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about In The ) : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about In The ) : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an important step forward that the Reserve Bank, in all parts of its work, will now be considering the sustainability of house prices and how we can support first-home buyers," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes," External link

voxy Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I have made clear that in principle I would want these to apply only to investors," "It's important that any potential restrictions do not disproportionately affect first-home buyers and low-income borrowers" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As the economy has rebounded stronger-than-expected, we are taking the opportunity to assess if money can be better targeted or reprioritised where it has not already been used," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment is available to all businesses in New Zealand that meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland," "We made the decision to offer the payment more broadly in recognition of the fact that businesses around the country may have their revenue affected by Auckland being in higher alerts levels for longer" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We made the decision to offer the payment more broadly in recognition of the fact that businesses around the country may have their revenue affected by Auckland being in higher alerts levels for longer,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “I'm very pleased with not only the ratings upgrade but also the commentary as well,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 22, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have always said the best economic response to this pandemic is a health response, which is why we went hard and early with our decisions just over a year ago,” “The economy has bounced back because we did not waste any time as we saw the pandemic take hold overseas. We supported around 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 22, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Peter I of Russia ) : "Oh Peter, I think it's actually reasonably absurd that you raise that on the programme today," External link

newshub Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The payment is available to businesses nationally if they can meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland,” “That decision recognises that many businesses rely on Auckland for revenue, so it is only fair that the payment is available nationally” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment recognises that some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cash-flow when we step up an alert level to follow public health advice," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our careful management of the Government accounts means we have money aside for situations like this. We stand ready to share the burden with businesses when Alert Levels rise or in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The payment is available to businesses nationally if they can meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland. That decision recognises that many businesses rely on Auckland for revenue so it is only fair that the payment is available nationally," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government’s support for New Zealand’s businesses and workers through the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This was partly due to tax revenue coming in $0.8 billion above forecast, with GST revenue $0.6 billion (5.5%) above forecast as domestic spending continued to be better than expected at HYEFU," "PAYE revenue was also $500 million above forecast reflecting the strong labour market" External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government's support for New Zealand's businesses and workers through the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment recognises that some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cash-flow when we step up an alert level to follow public health advice," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Since the scheme was announced in December we have decided to make a change to the payment - reducing the time over which a revenue drop is assessed from 14 days to seven," "We acknowledge the concerns of the business community about Alert Level rises and have made this change as we want to get money out the door quickly to affected businesses" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It was really interesting. There (was) a lot of positivity in the room ... people have come out of 2020 feeling good. The latter part of last year, there was a lot of economic activity, and we've seen the numbers that are coming out,” “So that's great. But we also have to recognise there is still a global pandemic raging around the world, and the mutation of the virus, and those sorts of issues are still with us. So that will remain part of our thinking as we go into the budget – the continuing importance of getting the vaccines rolled out, managing the border, making sure that we're working our way towards getting us back to whatever sense of normality we can” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “it's harder with ships and containers so those global supply chains issues remain quite significant” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Mr Foran has obviously said today that he knows the number, if he knows the number he knows the name, so I think we should all follow that up,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 12, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Mr Foran has obviously said today that he knows the number, if he knows the number he knows the name, so I think we should all follow that up,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 12, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says ( about Saudi ) : "As chief executive, when a contract's been let to the military of the Saudi Government, you'd expect they would have known," External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think this goes with the shirt but you may disagree," External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “People took the wage subsidy because they were so uncertain about what was going to occur. What I think I wouldn’t want to do is put too many barriers in the face of uptake,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve seen how the effects of rising demand for property by speculators and investors has blown those mid-year projections for prices to fall, out of the water,” “The clear intention here is to take the heat out of the housing market. Eventually what we will see is some moderation of house prices” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to Mr Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “I’m alarmed by it - most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to Mr Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “I’m alarmed by it - most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to (Air New Zealand CEO Greg) Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The recovery is the result of the hard work and sacrifice that New Zealanders collectively put in across 2020. We now have an opportunity, through our better than expected recovery and fiscal position, to address some of our long-standing challenges," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At Budget 2021 I will continue my focus on making sure spending is targeted at the areas and people that need it the most. We will manage the books carefully including ensuring we are getting value for money in all areas of Government spending and reprioritising spending where appropriate," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealanders trusted us to keep them safe last year, and we will continue to make the tough decisions required to do that, while also keeping the economy moving in the right direction," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “My focus continues to be on getting the balance right — investing in public services while keeping a lid on that debt,” “While these are only projections, they show the progress that we are making” External link

tvnz Monday, February 8, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the mokopuna we must look to today as we debate the future," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the mokopuna we must look to today as we debate the future," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The New Zealand economy did well in the second half of last year… there's some really, really good signs in our economy," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I do think New Zealand's economy has shown its resilience through 2020," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Construction jobs rose by 21,000 annually, which included those working as plumbers, electricians, and roofers. This more than offset the impact of COVID-19 on tourism-related industries," "Māori employment is up 5100 from a year ago. Our focus is on keeping the economy moving in the right direction and build back better, including investing heavily in education, skills and training" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Construction jobs rose by 21,000 annually, which included those working as plumbers, electricians, and roofers. This more than offset the impact of COVID-19 on tourism-related industries," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Maori employment is up 5,100 from a year ago. Our focus is on keeping the economy moving in the right direction and build back better, including investing heavily in education, skills and training," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This year our focus is on continuing that momentum, while also tackling some of the long-term challenges facing New Zealand – housing, climate change and child poverty,” External link

Stuff Friday, January 29, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This was partly due to tax revenue coming in $0.7 billion above forecast, with GST revenue $0.4 billion above forecast. This shows New Zealanders have confidence in the economy and are spending domestically," "The Government's support for New Zealand's businesses and workers through the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly" External link

newshub Friday, January 29, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've had ongoing discussions since we received a letter back from the Governor, and so when we come to make our demand-side announcements, I'd hope to be able to talk about how we'll be working with the Reserve Bank as well," External link

newshub Friday, January 22, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “We’re doing every single thing that is possible to get the vaccines here as soon as we can,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


 
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Grant Robertson says : "While Greyhound Racing NZ has reported some progress in implementing the recommendations of the Hansen Report, recent incidents show the industry still has some way to go to achieve the appropriate standards," External link

newshub Friday, April 16, 2021 1:57:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the responsibility of the industry to hold itself accountable and ensure the best possible standards of welfare for greyhounds. Should the review show that progress has not been sufficient, a further fundamental look at the greyhound racing industry may be required," External link

voxy Friday, April 16, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Should the review show that progress has not been sufficient, a further fundamental look at the greyhound racing industry may be required," External link

tvnz Friday, April 16, 2021 1:08:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It is important that we have stability as we undertake a thorough process to appoint a high quality permanent board for the TAB,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also need a national airline to provide a domestic network that allows people to be where they want to be across New Zealand and gets goods where they are needed," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 9, 2021 5:01:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We also need a national airline to provide a domestic network that allows people to be where they want to be across New Zealand and gets goods where they are needed," External link

voxy Friday, April 9, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not on our agenda,” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “That’s not on our agenda,” External link

Stuff Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "Where we are on the numbers is that we're about 95 percent of our target at the moment," External link

newshub Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's a good example of what can happen in the middle of an arrangement like this and [it's] one of the reasons we've been really clear that this is a 'flyer, beware' situation," External link

newshub Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:02:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "To be the nation that welcomes the world to this global event will be very special. As well as showcasing the skills of some of the best players in the world and providing great entertainment, these matches can make a positive and lasting change to the women's game. This tournament can inspire and encourage more women to get involved as players, coaches, match officials and administrators," "Using four of five possible venues gives spectators the opportunity to attend the biggest women's sports tournament ever held here. Unfortunately, Christchurch is not able to host a match given stadium requirements. We'll work with New Zealand Football, Football Australia, the Australian Government and FIFA to deliver an amazing event" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : "Confirmation of these matches, soon after we announced New Zealand will host the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) in Auckland in 2022 shows we're making real progress in the government's Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:55:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "reflects the resilience of the economy and confidence in the recovery" External link

newshub Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We do need to remain aware that we are still in a volatile and uncertain global economic environment. There will still be challenges ahead this year, and some sectors and regions will be particularly tested" External link

newshub Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result reflects the resilience of the economy and confidence in the recovery," External link

voxy Thursday, April 1, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To be the nation that welcomes the world to this global event will be very special. As well as showcasing the skills of some of the best players in the world and providing great entertainment, these matches can make a positive and lasting change to the women’s game. This tournament can inspire and encourage more women to get involved as players, coaches, match officials and administrators,” “Using four of five possible venues gives spectators the opportunity to attend the biggest women’s sports tournament ever held here. Unfortunately Christchurch is not able to host a match given stadium requirements. We’ll work with New Zealand Football, Football Australia, the Australian Government and FIFA to deliver an amazing event” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Strategy ) : “Confirmation of these matches, soon after we announced New Zealand will host the 8th World Conference of the International Working Group on Women in Sport (IWG) in Auckland in 2022 shows we’re making real progress in the Government’s Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Extending National's bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first-home buyers," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 30, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously. It’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, March 29, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I am fully aware that the current housing market has made life difficult for some renters, and finding new affordable rentals can be difficult," "The Government has put in place measures to support tenants to have more secure access to affordable, warm and dry rental properties, and we will continue to support renters" External link

nzherald Monday, March 29, 2021 7:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously, it’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "What we've seen over the last few months are completely unsustainable house price rises," External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I don't think that's acceptable," External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "When we're making a significant change like this, we can make the overall decisions, but the process we now go through, as we do with any major tax change, is to consult with those very people on the finer details of this, and people will be able to understand that over the next couple of months," "So obviously, if there are some people who want to take a pause and a breath while that happens, that's fine. We'll have those decisions as soon possible. But I would equally be criticised, Simon, if we rush those decisions and didn't consult with the people" External link

newshub Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have to take rape seriously. It’s not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all,” External link

news18 Friday, March 26, 2021 11:05:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There is never a time to make flippant comments about rape," External link

foxnews Friday, March 26, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We have to take rape seriously. It's not an issue that anyone should be making jokes or flippant comments about at all," External link

wsau Friday, March 26, 2021 10:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The Labour movement is where the Labour Party came from and this is the home of the Labour movement in Wellington," External link

newshub Friday, March 26, 2021 9:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I’m sure Israel understands that, I believe he has deleted the tweet in question. It will be up to the UFC as to what they do,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "I'm sure Israel understands that, I believe he has deleted the tweet in question. It will be up to the UFC as to what they do," External link

newshub Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We know what unsustainable and unaffordable house price rises look like because we've seen them in the last few months," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "We need to act to control unsustainable house prices," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Those kinds of rental increases there may mean that people will go looking elsewhere," External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Part of our package of how we address the housing crisis has to be how do we dampen down demand, along with how we increase supply," "What we told New Zealanders was that we would address the housing crisis, the shape of that looks different than it did in September last year and we've acted in accordance with that" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We will also continue the balanced approach to invest in strong public services and addressing issues like housing, while keeping a lid on debt,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Extending National's bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first-home buyers," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home. I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home," External link

voxy Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home," "I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home" External link

newshub Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:11:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first home buyers,” “It’s essential the government takes steps to curb rampant speculation” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our plan will decrease the incentives for speculators to buy residential property, while also encouraging investment in new builds,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “To support our goal of increasing supply, we will keep the bright-line test for new build investment properties at the current five years,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 22, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The New Zealand housing market has become the least affordable in the OECD. Taking action is in everyone’s interests as continuing to allow unsustainable house price growth could lead to a negative hit to the whole economy,” External link

Stuff Monday, March 22, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Extending National’s bright-line test and removing interest deduction loopholes for investors will dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first home buyers,” “House price increases of the magnitude we have seen in recent months are not only harmful to affordability, they also present a risk to economic stability. Our plan also encourages investment in new builds. To support our goal of increasing supply, we will keep the bright-line test for new build investment properties at the current five years” External link

Stuff Monday, March 22, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This will give Kiwis a better chance at purchasing their first family home," "I want to stress that the bright-line test does not and will not apply to the family home" External link

newshub Monday, March 22, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This is a stronger position than all the countries we routinely compare ourselves to. It compares to a 1.1 percent drop in Australia, a 2.4 percent drop in the United States, a 4.6 percent drop in the EU, a 7.8 percent drop in the UK, and an average drop across the OECD of 3.1 percent,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “it’s not surprising the numbers are jumping around” External link

timesofmalta Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “There’s a few issues still to talk through, including what we do in the event that there is an outbreak, how we manage people who aren’t in their home country at that time,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:43:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “it’s not surprising the numbers are jumping around” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “There’s a few issues still to talk through, including what we do in the event that there is an outbreak, how we manage people who aren’t in their home country at that time,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:30:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "it's not surprising the numbers are jumping around" External link

afp-en Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," "New Zealand had an extremely strong bounce-back in the September quarter and some of that has evened out in the December quarter" External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is not surprising that these numbers are jumping around. The world is dealing with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and there will be volatility for some time," "New Zealand had an extremely strong bounce-back in the September quarter and some of that has evened out in the December quarter" External link

voxy Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "There is also a lot of volatility within sectors in the economy. For example, on these measures construction declined in the quarter but activity remains at historically high levels," External link

voxy Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:06:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "There was plenty of discussions between New Zealand and Australia around how we could get a combined, joint, shared set of protocols and frameworks for quarantine free travel," External link

newshub Thursday, March 18, 2021 1:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will continue our efforts to tackle this issue and work closely with our partners. " External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I spend a lot of time in Wellington central. It’s a very vibrant place, but we’ve always got to work together ot make it as safe as possible,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is a two-way street, and if Australians still require an exit visa, we could end up with a net loss to New Zealand," "So what we would have to know is just how many Australians would be prepared to go through the rigmarole of that; in return, in terms of the net benefit to New Zealand, how many New Zealanders would go to Australia" External link

nzherald Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:48:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Certainly it’s something I'm looking for more information about,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “What I’ve read so far is what we’re talking about is quite an arm’s length situation, the New Zealand Government is not directly funding the firm,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “You’ve got a situation where some funding from the venture fund’s seed funding and perhaps some stuff from the icehouse incubator might have reached the NZ Company that has a relationship with the Chinese company,” “You’ll understand that in those circumstances it takes a little bit of work to identify exactly what the links are,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Cabinet is meeting tonight and the reason for that was to simply facilitate an announcement on Friday," External link

nzherald Friday, March 12, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The report also acknowledges that a comprehensive policy response should include demand measures to cool demand and tilt the balance in favour of first home buyers. We will have more to say on this in coming weeks and Budget 2021," External link

voxy Friday, March 12, 2021 7:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The IMF specifically commented that our health policy response proved very effective and the size and scope of our economic support helped avert a much steeper decline in economic activity and employment,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The report also acknowledges that a comprehensive policy response should include demand measures to cool demand and tilt the balance in favour of first home buyers. We will have more to say on this in coming weeks and Budget 2021,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, March 12, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We didn’t want there to be any delay on Friday so we’re having the meeting this evening,” External link

Stuff Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It's interesting that Mr Bayly would be so cavalier with taxpayer money as to not want due diligence to be done on all the projects that we fund," "This is 15 projects out of over 200 projects which have been contracted" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "That project and the member's attitude to it exemplifies exactly what is wrong with the approach the Opposition is taking. This is a scheme that can revolutionise the way in which we deliver sustainable energy in New Zealand," "Their reaction to it tells you all you need to know. You stay in the 19th century Mr Bayly, it's fine" External link

newshub Wednesday, March 10, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I have instructed my officials to defer negotiations until you are able to make firm environmental commitments regarding the SCL and landfill," External link

newshub Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “I have instructed my officials to defer negotiations until you are able to make firm environmental commitments regarding the SCL and landfill,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The conference is a chance to celebrate the progress New Zealand has and continues to make for women and girls in play, active recreation and sport and society as a whole," External link

newshub Monday, March 8, 2021 2:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The additional investment is in response to reduced funding and sponsorship opportunities due to COVID-19 as well as the likely reduction in conference attendees from overseas, which will have implications on forecasted revenue to stage the event,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, March 8, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We will also continue the balanced approach to invest in strong public services and addressing issues like housing, while keeping a lid on debt," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year,” External link

modernghana Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson added : “But we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation. Support "The government is supporting NZ Rugby's hosting of the tournament with financial contributions and that support will remain in place for 2022,” External link

modernghana Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We already know that building more houses, particularly more affordable houses, is critical," External link

Stuff Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This result reflects the continued strength of current economic conditions. The improved revenue will be considered for the upcoming 2021 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update," External link

voxy Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year, but we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation,” “Ultimately this is a decision for World Rugby to make. If they do postpone we are fully committed to hosting the event next year. The government is supporting NZ Rugby’s hosting of the tournament with financial contributions through the Major Events Development Fund and Sport New Zealand. That support will remain in place for 2022” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We all wanted the tournament to go ahead as planned this year, but we also accept that the current Covid-19 constrained circumstances are not ideal for high performance athletes in a tournament situation,” “Ultimately this is a decision for World Rugby to make. If they do postpone we are fully committed to hosting the event next year. The government is supporting NZ Rugby’s hosting of the tournament with financial contributions through the Major Events Development Fund and Sport New Zealand. That support will remain in place for 2022” External link

guardian Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:32:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Firms throughout New Zealand can still apply for the Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue for the 14 to 21 February period as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The last day to apply is 22 March,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Firms throughout New Zealand can still apply for the Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue for the 14 to 21 February period as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. The last day to apply is 22 March," "The increase in alert levels on Sunday has activated a new round of support, which now includes a nationwide COVID-19 Wage Subsidy as Auckland will be at alert level 3 for at least a week" External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "A further Resurgence Support Payment from Inland Revenue has also been activated with the move to the higher alert levels on Saturday. Applications open on 8 March. Business who meet the criteria are able to apply for both the Resurgence Support Payment and the Wage Subsidy Scheme," External link

voxy Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:22:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “It’s important that any potential restrictions do not disproportionately affect first-home buyers and low-income borrowers,” External link

Stuff Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" External link

newstalkzb Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 9:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, February 26, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “And no one is more anxious than me to see them open,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 26, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:44:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:37:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about In The ) : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about In The ) : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This is an important step forward that the Reserve Bank, in all parts of its work, will now be considering the sustainability of house prices and how we can support first-home buyers," External link

newshub Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:41:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:37:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The RBNZ has shown its independence by saying ‘we don’t like this measure,’ but they are going to have to live with it because the finance minister’s in charge.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:16:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:45:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Inflation and employment is what they will focus on, but they have to think harder about how their decisions impact on the housing market.” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Today’s announcement is just the first step as the government considers broader advice about how to cool the housing market,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:51:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes," External link

voxy Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : "the Reserve Bank is now required to consider housing" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I have made clear that in principle I would want these to apply only to investors," "It's important that any potential restrictions do not disproportionately affect first-home buyers and low-income borrowers" External link

nzherald Thursday, February 25, 2021 1:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The committee retains autonomy over whether and how its decisions take account of potential housing consequences, but it will need to explain regularly how it has sought to assess the impacts on housing outcomes,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:19:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "As the economy has rebounded stronger-than-expected, we are taking the opportunity to assess if money can be better targeted or reprioritised where it has not already been used," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment is available to all businesses in New Zealand that meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland," "We made the decision to offer the payment more broadly in recognition of the fact that businesses around the country may have their revenue affected by Auckland being in higher alerts levels for longer" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We made the decision to offer the payment more broadly in recognition of the fact that businesses around the country may have their revenue affected by Auckland being in higher alerts levels for longer,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:18:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “I'm very pleased with not only the ratings upgrade but also the commentary as well,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 22, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We have always said the best economic response to this pandemic is a health response, which is why we went hard and early with our decisions just over a year ago,” “The economy has bounced back because we did not waste any time as we saw the pandemic take hold overseas. We supported around 1.8 million workers through the Wage Subsidy Scheme and invested billions in infrastructure, training and creating jobs” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Monday, February 22, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Peter I of Russia ) : "Oh Peter, I think it's actually reasonably absurd that you raise that on the programme today," External link

newshub Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The payment is available to businesses nationally if they can meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland,” “That decision recognises that many businesses rely on Auckland for revenue, so it is only fair that the payment is available nationally” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:38:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment recognises that some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cash-flow when we step up an alert level to follow public health advice," External link

newshub Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Our careful management of the Government accounts means we have money aside for situations like this. We stand ready to share the burden with businesses when Alert Levels rise or in the event of a resurgence of COVID-19," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The payment is available to businesses nationally if they can meet the eligibility criteria, not just those in Auckland. That decision recognises that many businesses rely on Auckland for revenue so it is only fair that the payment is available nationally," External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “The Government’s support for New Zealand’s businesses and workers through the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly,” External link

Stuff Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This was partly due to tax revenue coming in $0.8 billion above forecast, with GST revenue $0.6 billion (5.5%) above forecast as domestic spending continued to be better than expected at HYEFU," "PAYE revenue was also $500 million above forecast reflecting the strong labour market" External link

voxy Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:56:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The Government's support for New Zealand's businesses and workers through the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly," External link

nzherald Thursday, February 18, 2021 1:49:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This payment recognises that some businesses face one-off costs or impacts to cash-flow when we step up an alert level to follow public health advice," External link

newshub Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:12:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Since the scheme was announced in December we have decided to make a change to the payment - reducing the time over which a revenue drop is assessed from 14 days to seven," "We acknowledge the concerns of the business community about Alert Level rises and have made this change as we want to get money out the door quickly to affected businesses" External link

voxy Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:33:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “It was really interesting. There (was) a lot of positivity in the room ... people have come out of 2020 feeling good. The latter part of last year, there was a lot of economic activity, and we've seen the numbers that are coming out,” “So that's great. But we also have to recognise there is still a global pandemic raging around the world, and the mutation of the virus, and those sorts of issues are still with us. So that will remain part of our thinking as we go into the budget – the continuing importance of getting the vaccines rolled out, managing the border, making sure that we're working our way towards getting us back to whatever sense of normality we can” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson says : “it's harder with ships and containers so those global supply chains issues remain quite significant” External link

Stuff Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Mr Foran has obviously said today that he knows the number, if he knows the number he knows the name, so I think we should all follow that up,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 12, 2021 8:32:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Mr Foran has obviously said today that he knows the number, if he knows the number he knows the name, so I think we should all follow that up,” External link

Stuff Friday, February 12, 2021 1:54:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson says ( about Saudi ) : "As chief executive, when a contract's been let to the military of the Saudi Government, you'd expect they would have known," External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I think this goes with the shirt but you may disagree," External link

newshub Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “People took the wage subsidy because they were so uncertain about what was going to occur. What I think I wouldn’t want to do is put too many barriers in the face of uptake,” External link

Stuff Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “We’ve seen how the effects of rising demand for property by speculators and investors has blown those mid-year projections for prices to fall, out of the water,” “The clear intention here is to take the heat out of the housing market. Eventually what we will see is some moderation of house prices” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “Most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to Mr Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “I’m alarmed by it - most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to Mr Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:26:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said ( about Greg Foran ) : “I’m alarmed by it - most New Zealanders would find it unacceptable to do that work,” “I spoke to (Air New Zealand CEO Greg) Foran and he did apologise. As he has said publicly he only became aware of it 10 days ago” External link

Stuff Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "The recovery is the result of the hard work and sacrifice that New Zealanders collectively put in across 2020. We now have an opportunity, through our better than expected recovery and fiscal position, to address some of our long-standing challenges," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "At Budget 2021 I will continue my focus on making sure spending is targeted at the areas and people that need it the most. We will manage the books carefully including ensuring we are getting value for money in all areas of Government spending and reprioritising spending where appropriate," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "New Zealanders trusted us to keep them safe last year, and we will continue to make the tough decisions required to do that, while also keeping the economy moving in the right direction," External link

voxy Monday, February 8, 2021 11:58:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “My focus continues to be on getting the balance right — investing in public services while keeping a lid on that debt,” “While these are only projections, they show the progress that we are making” External link

tvnz Monday, February 8, 2021 11:46:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “There is a crisis when it comes to the housing situation right now in New Zealand,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “Our economy has rebounded far better than expected, and we are in a strong position to handle what comes at us,” External link

Stuff Monday, February 8, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the mokopuna we must look to today as we debate the future," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 6:53:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "It is the mokopuna we must look to today as we debate the future," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:52:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : "The New Zealand economy did well in the second half of last year… there's some really, really good signs in our economy," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "I do think New Zealand's economy has shown its resilience through 2020," External link

newshub Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:47:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Construction jobs rose by 21,000 annually, which included those working as plumbers, electricians, and roofers. This more than offset the impact of COVID-19 on tourism-related industries," "Māori employment is up 5100 from a year ago. Our focus is on keeping the economy moving in the right direction and build back better, including investing heavily in education, skills and training" External link

newshub Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:23:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Construction jobs rose by 21,000 annually, which included those working as plumbers, electricians, and roofers. This more than offset the impact of COVID-19 on tourism-related industries," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "Maori employment is up 5,100 from a year ago. Our focus is on keeping the economy moving in the right direction and build back better, including investing heavily in education, skills and training," External link

voxy Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:17:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : “This year our focus is on continuing that momentum, while also tackling some of the long-term challenges facing New Zealand – housing, climate change and child poverty,” External link

Stuff Friday, January 29, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "This was partly due to tax revenue coming in $0.7 billion above forecast, with GST revenue $0.4 billion above forecast. This shows New Zealanders have confidence in the economy and are spending domestically," "The Government's support for New Zealand's businesses and workers through the COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy get back on its feet quickly" External link

newshub Friday, January 29, 2021 2:20:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson said : "We've had ongoing discussions since we received a letter back from the Governor, and so when we come to make our demand-side announcements, I'd hope to be able to talk about how we'll be working with the Reserve Bank as well," External link

newshub Friday, January 22, 2021 5:59:00 AM EAT

Grant Robertson told : “We’re doing every single thing that is possible to get the vaccines here as soon as we can,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, January 18, 2021 9:11:00 PM EAT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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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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