Recession: What you need to know

An article from RNZ.

Explainer – Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr says climbing mortgage interest rates and a recession are the price New Zealanders will have to pay to get inflation under control.

His comments came as the Reserve Bank hiked the Official Cash Rate (OCR) a whopping 75 basis points yesterday, to 4.25 percent – its highest level since December 2008.

But what is a recession? How long could the one New Zealand is headed for last, and how might it affect you?

RNZ is here to clear it all up.

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