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The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, has announced that Budget 2020 will be delivered on Thursday, 14 May.
Join us to hear the minister present a post-budget briefing to discuss the budget and how it affects our region. The Minister will talk about the plan Budget 2020 has set out for the economy, and how the Government and business can work together to rebuild the economy post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the update, The Minister will address audience Q&A live online.
A recording of the session will be made available to anyone who registers so you will be able to watch in your own time if you cannot watch live.
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Non-Member $40 incl GST
About The Minister
Hon Grant Robertson was born in Palmerston North and lived in Hastings before his family settled in Dunedin. He studied politics at Otago, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1995. At university he was the President of the Otago University Students Association and became Co-President of the New Zealand University Students Association.
Grant joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1997 where he managed the New Zealand Overseas Aid Programme to Samoa. He was then posted to the United Nations in New York, working on global environment and development issues. On his return to New Zealand, Grant became an advisor to former Prime Minister Helen Clark. Following this, he took a business development role with the University of Otago, working with researchers, investors and businesses to develop and commercialise the university’s world-leading research.
Grant’s belief in social justice and a desire to see every New Zealander achieve their potential led him to politics, and he has been the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central since November 2008. In Opposition, Grant held a range of portfolios, including Finance from 2014 to 2017.
After the 2017 election, Grant was appointed Minister of Finance, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage.