Govt tops up Covid Fund by an extra $7 billion, GDP up 2.8%

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 7:36AM
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Govt tops up Covid Fund by an extra $7 billion, GDP up 2.8%

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 7:36AM

Grant Robertson's remaining optimistic when it comes to our economy.  

Gross Domestic Product grew by 2.8 percent in the June quarter, more than twice what the market had been expecting.  

But there are concerns the third quarter won't be as strong, because it'll take into account this Delta outbreak. 

The Deputy Prime Minister told Mike Hosking we could still see a bounce back by the last quarter.  

"I appreciate the fact that the game changed on 17th of August, but this shows that that December quarter should be a good one." 

The Government's also now topped up the Covid-19 Fund by an extra seven-billion dollars. 

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