Minimum wage glides closer to $20

More than 200,000 New Zealanders and their families will benefit from the minimum wage going up to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019 – an increase of $1.20.

The starting-out and training minimum wage rates will increase from $13.20 to $14.16 per hour (remaining at 80% of the adult minimum wage) and the Government has set indicative rates of $18.90 from 1 April 2020 and $20 from 1 April 2021.