In Government National has worked hard to help see Kiwis get through the economic recession, natural disasters including the Christchurch Earthquakes, and confront global headwinds.
Now, with our economy in better shape we can start making responsible, positive choices about investing in infrastructure, building more modern classrooms and schools, improving healthcare, supporting our regions and backing hardworking Kiwis to keep getting ahead.
Here’s three signs our economy is on the right track:
1. Treasury’s latest report shows a $1.4 billion surplus. This is $912 million better than estimated projections at the half yearly update. Things are moving in the right direction, but we need to keep delivering prudent economic management with a stable government to continue.
2. New Zealand also received a AAA credit rating from Moody’s and AA (stable) credit rating from Fitch. Compared to other countries around the world, New Zealand’s economic growth is strong and our vision of a more confident and prosperous New Zealand is reflected in these ratings.
3. 137,000 jobs were created in the last year. National is committed to building a country with more opportunities for Kiwis to get into the workforce, be entrepreneurs, and get ahead.
Our economy is on a strong, forward looking path thanks to the responsible fiscal leadership National has delivered. Our plan continues to create more jobs, lift incomes and provide better public services and support that New Zealanders and their families need.