2022, and GDP growth will average 3 per cent over the next three years. This makes our labour market one of the strongest in the developed world.
At the same time we are reducing debt and running a good surplus, so we have extra money set aside for a rainy day. This is the responsible thing to do.
We’re rebuilding our health system by investing an additional $3.2 billion for more doctors, nurses and improved treatments, as well as $750 million to fix our hospitals.
We’re also delivering cheaper or free GP visits and medicines for 600,000 Kiwis. Midwives will receive at 8.9 per cent wage increase.