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  •   Home > News > Politics

    The Finance Minister's leaving the door open for extending a new cost of living payment

    The Finance Minister's leaving the door open for extending a new cost of living payment


    Grant Robertson's flagship Budget announcement was a a 350-dollar payment to Kiwis on low and middle incomes... paid over three months from August.

    But he's not ruling out extending the policy.... and says he'll cross that bridge when he comes to it.

    He says he's learned during Covid that you have to expect the unexpected, and to be flexible.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Sarah Ferguson was in "fairytale land" when she married Prince Andrew and would "do it all over again" if she could 8:38

    Rugby:
    Hamilton's Waikato Stadium and Auckland's North Harbour Stadium have been announced as host cities for the first play-off tournament at the women's World Cup next year 8:19

    Health & Safety:
    Greater diversity of care is required to improve the mental health of children and teens 8:09

    Entertainment:
    Jerry Hall has filed for divorce from Rupert Murdoch 8:08

    Business:
    A lack of consumer confidence is taking a bite out of demand for credit 7:59

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors will make the most of their bye week, after a busy but rewarding homecoming 7:59

    Health & Safety:
    New figures reveal at least one Aucklander is being hospitalised with stabbing-related injuries every day 7:49

    Environment:
    Two thirds of the country are in for some heavy rain this afternoon 7:39

    Entertainment:
    Bret Michaels has thanked fans for their support after he was rushed to hospital during the week 7:38

    Business:
    Salaries are rising in many parts of the country, as the cost of most things continue to increase 7:29


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