Grant Robertson: Finance Minister defends dipping into Covid response fund to financially support Three Waters

The Mike Hosking Breakfast

02-11-2022 • 9 mins

The Government's defending dipping into the Covid response fund to financially support Three Waters reforms.

It diverted more than $70 million from the pandemic Response and Recovery Fund towards Three Waters reforms including consulting and helping councils adapt.

National party Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis is labelling the Government sneaky and dishonest and says the fund should've only been used to support Covid efforts.

But Finance Minister Grant Robertson told Mike Hosking water reforms are important to our economic recovery.

He says they'll bring economic growth and will provide jobs to the regions.

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