The below graph from trading economics shows net government debt before and since the Jacinda regime took power.

Government spending has skyrocketed in the same period:

Government spending as a percentage of GDP.

This webpage of The Global Economy shows that NZ’s government spending as a percentage of GDP under Labour has steadily increased since a recent lowpoint in 2017. The page provides data on Jacindaland as well as 154 other countries. Data for New Zealand is shown from 1971 to 2021. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 17.96 percent with a minimum of 14.5 percent in 1973 and a maximum of 21.71 percent in 2021, the latest value. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 154 countries is 16.83 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.

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