17 Jun 2021

GDP up 1.6% - NZ avoids recession

From Nine To Noon, 11:07 am on 17 June 2021

The country's economy grew by 1.6 per cent in the first quarter of this year - much higher than economists had predicted.

The rise follows a 1 percent drop in the December 2020 quarter and captures the ten days of Auckland level 3 lockdown in February/early March. Kathryn speaks with Gyles Beckford, RNZ Business Editor.