Politics

Public sector pay freeze: Grant Robertson ‘deeply regrets’ causing distress

By RNZ Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he deeply regrets the distress caused by public sector pay restrictions. However he maintains the restrictions do not amount to a pay freeze, or austerity. “I don’t see it that way and the reason is this … ultimately what … was released was the public sector pay guidance […]

Business

Hamish Rutherford: Grant Robertson shares the problem of house prices, complicating the Reserve Bank’s job

OPINION: Not only has Grant Robertson managed to see nothing but good news in a sharp deterioration in the Government’s finances, he has managed to make one of his problems a bigger one for someone else. Treasury released the Government’s accounts for the year to June 30 on Tuesday, showing a deficit of $23.1 billion, […]