While benefit numbers have gone up, it's still nowhere near as dramatic as the spike seen during the first lockdown last year.
"Those revaluations mean that the cash money is really raining."
The Government's deficit has dropped to $4.6 billion, $10.6 billion better than what Treasury forecast.
A group of 136 countries set a minimum global tax rate of 15 percent for big companies and sought to make it harder for them to avoid taxation.
An Auckland father out of work thanks to COVID-19 says he's been treated like a "beggar" by Work and Income.
The Reserve Bank says its bold response to the economic shock of the pandemic was inspired by a bird that fittingly appears on our money.
An expert is warning Kiwis not to expect another record bump in the economy after the current lockdown is over.
"These problems aren't going away anytime soon as global shipping bottlenecks are huge."
An economist says the economy has a "long-term fundamental problem".