Grant Robertson: Surplus numbers are good because they need to be

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Grant Robertson: Surplus numbers are good because they need to be
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The Government is shoring up a surplus for troubled times ahead. The Government yesterday, revealed it has achieved a $5.5 billion surplus in the year to June, which $2.4 billion ahead of budget forecasts. Debt levels are also below 20-percent which is in line with the Government's targets for 2022. Finance minister Grant Robertson told Mike Yardley the numbers are good, and they need to be. "We are a small, open economy, susceptible to changes in the world, biosecurity incursion, and susceptible to natural disasters as well." LISTEN ABOVE AS GRANT ROBERTSON SPEAKS WITH MIKE YARDLEY 

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