Growing our economyJohn Key Prime Minister
The National-led Government has had a strong economic plan since we first came into office in 2008. We've faced some big challenges and very difficult economic circumstances along the way. But we've shown we can carefully balance the need to run the Government's books, while protecting New Zealand's most vulnerable.
We're seeing some great results. We achieved 3% economic growth in New Zealand last year, which is higher than most developed countries, and business confidence is increasing. Over the weekend, I met Christine Lagarde from the International Monetary Fund while in China, who said she believes our economic plan is "very stable and it's also very promising".
In this video, I talk about our economic programme ahead of next month's budget.