The Labour Government is starting to win over business leaders, a prominent economist says.
Adrian Orr is defending his record of taking rocketing house prices into account when tackling inflation.
"The minimum wage earners spend the money they earn in the economy."
"We don't want too much money going into only one part of the economy - we want it also to create jobs and businesses."
Grant Robertson has denied crumbling to pressure from the National Party.
"Firms that aren't really meant to survive won't survive."
A record-breaking surge in spending after the first lockdown ended wasn't quite big enough.
Tourism Minister Stuart Nash recently outlined his plans to focus on high-value visitors.