4 Aug 2020

Disagreement over provincial growth fund job creation numbers

From Morning Report, 7:08 am on 4 August 2020

Shane Jones is crowing over cracking the target of creating more than 10,000 jobs through the Provincial Growth Fund.

The Regional Economic Development Minister says a detailed stocktake has found just over 13,200 people have been employed so far thanks to PGF investments.

But the National Party says the Minister is being disingenuous, as these figures only show how many people have worked on a project - not how many jobs have actually been created.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough has the story.