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Post-mortem 2021 Budget – Impact on New Zealanders and Business

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Southward Car Museum

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Electra Business Breakfast – B2B networking – Sponsored by Electra

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The Electra Business Breakfast is delighted to be hosting the Deputy PM, Hon Grant Robertson, who will dissect the 2021 Budget that he will deliver to New Zealanders on Thursday 20 May.

On 4 May Minister Robertson spoke to a business crowd in Wellington, and he said his Ministers have found around $926 million of COVID savings that can be returned to the fund to aid targeted recovery from COVID. The Budget will outline details and will aim to strike a balance between recovery investment and reducing debt from the pandemic. He has also been tasked by the PM to ensure the government is tackling its core priorities of housing affordability, climate change and child wellbeing.

When the Budget was announced on 24 March, Minister Robertson said, “my focus continues to be on making sure spending is targeted at the areas and people that need it the most. We will manage the books carefully including ensuring we are getting value for money in all areas of Government spending and reprioritising spending where appropriate.” We will also continue the balanced approach to invest in strong public services and addressing issues like housing, while keeping a lid on debt.”

The Budget will focus on the Government’s overarching objectives for this Parliamentary term which are: continuing to keep New Zealand safe from COVID-19, accelerating the recovery and rebuild and addressing key issues like climate change, housing affordability and child poverty.

Wellbeing Objectives, which are now a requirement under changes made to the Public Finance Act, underpin budget decisions, including:

  • Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy
  • Future of Work: Lifting Productivity and Innovation
  • Lifting Maori and Pacific Incomes and Opportunities
  • Reducing Child Poverty and Improving Child Wellbeing
  • Improved Mental and Physical Health Outcomes

How does business fit in to all of this? Start thinking about your questions now for Minister Robertson as he will take questions at the end of his address. This Breakfast will be held in the Southward Theatre as it is likely to draw a large crowd.

See you there! Book early to avoid disappointment.

Electra Business Breakfast is an independent networking programme that seeks to INSPIRE, CONNECT and ENGAGE, everyone is welcome. Hand sanitiser and COVID tracing code in-place at registration – please do not attend if you are feeling unwell – we recommend social distancing and turning on your bluetooth – seating 10 per table – limited to 250 – wearing a mask is fine.
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About the Speaker: Hon Grant Robertson

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture, and Heritage, MP for Wellington Central

Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin. He studied politics at Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1995. At university he was the President of the Otago University Students Association and became Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association.

Grant joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1997 where he managed the New Zealand Overseas Aid Programme to Samoa. He was then posted to the United Nations in New York, working on global environment and development issues.

On his return to New Zealand, Grant became an advisor to former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Following this, he took a business development role with the University of Otago, working with researchers, investors and businesses to develop and commercialise the university’s world-leading research.

Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since November 2008.

He met his partner Alf in 1998 playing rugby and their family now includes four grandchildren. In 2009 they were joined in a civil union.


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