Economic activity now only ‘slightly below 2019 levels ‘. The number of people on the job seeker support benefit went up in the week to July 10, even as more people started receiving the Covid -19 Income Relief Payment (CIRP), new figures from Treasury show.

Family receiving childcare subsidies have dropped by 30 per cent, as more parents find themselves at home with their children.

New Zealanders need to get back to work to get the economy moving again. There are over 200,000 kiwis out of work and they cannot wait any longer for certainty on whether these projects will go ahead.