17 Sep 2020

Covid-19: Finance Minister on getting out of pandemic economic shock

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 17 September 2020

An economist doubts fundamental changes for the economy are on the cards, with future growth still dependant on house prices and immigration.

The traditional pre-election update from The Treasury out yesterday showed New Zealand emerging from the lockdowns better than expected but facing years of large deficits and ballooning debt.

And the latest GDP - or gross domestic product - figures are due out on Thursday. 

Grant Robertson is Labour Party finance spokesperson.