26 Jul 2019

Jones insists Provincial Growth Fund making jobs, but no data

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 26 July 2019

The Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says locals are still getting jobs through the Provincial Growth Fund even if that data isn't kept.

The Minister has long spoke of "getting the nephs off the couch", but the fund's officials aren't keeping track of how many of the jobs created through the fund are actually going to locals.

Shane Jones told RNZ political reporter Charlie Dreaver the data needs to be weighed up with how practical it is to get.