But Labour’s finance spokesman is not so upbeat about New Zealand's economic growth prospects. With special feature audio.
"Grant Robertson should spend more time worrying about the Labour Party's polling numbers rather than the country's GDP per capita. Otherwise the only unemployment that we will be discussing at the next election will be the looming job losses of Labour MPs"
Questioned by Labour's David Clark about that prediction at Parliament's commerce select committee, Mr Joyce said per capita GDP was growing and he disagreed with Treasury's forecasts.