'They won't be pretty' - Nash and Mitchell on economic numbers

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 10:09AM
The effects of level 4 lockdown day 1 are seen on a deserted Southern Motorway in Auckland on March 26. Photo / Brett Phibbs

'They won't be pretty' - Nash and Mitchell on economic numbers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 16 Sep 2020, 10:09AM

Economic figures due out today are expected to be dire.

Treasury will unveil its Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update this afternoon, to give political parties an indication of the state of the Government's books.

Small Business Minister Stuart Nash told Mike Hosking he's had a brief look at the data.

“We all know we've come through a recession, it's a one-in-100 year event and was never going to be pretty.”

However, National's Mark Mitchell claims border management hasn't been good enough.

"It’s put us back into lockdowns and there's a major economic price to pay for that. We are going to see that in the numbers, without a doubt."

Listen to the audio above as Stuart Nash and Mark Mitchell join the Mike Hosking Breakfast.