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New Infrastructure Tools for a Decade of Delivery

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

Important policy and legislative developments have landed today which could enable a bolder, more streamlined way of delivering new infrastructure for the benefit all New Zealanders, says Infrastructure New Zealand CEO Paul Blair. Read more »

Financial advisers welcome bill to improve financial service

Press Release – Financial Advice New Zealand

Financial Advice NZ welcomes the introduction of the Financial Markets (Conduct of Institutions) Amendment Bill into Parliament. Read more »

Evidence-based look at Port relocation

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

The evidence-based examination that agencies have been asked to provide on Auckland ports relocation is the best possible reassurance Auckland has received. This means we can move on from opinion writers and political interference to an objective … Read more »

Leadership needed to act on local government reform

Press Release – Business Central

The Productivity Commission’s exhaustive report on improving the performance and efficiency of local government is just the first step towards effective reform of the sector, according to Business Central. Read more »

Tourism industry will sleep better without bed tax

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The Productivity Commission has dropped its support for local bed taxes and has accepted Tourism Industry Aotearoas position that international visitors are already more than paying their way, primarily through the GST system. Read more »

Prudent, workable suggestions for council funding

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ says the Productivity Commission has listened to business concerns in making its recommendations on council funding. Read more »

Time to act on rates

Press Release – Business NZ

“Lets get on with it” is the message from a group of national business organisations responding to the Productivity Commissions final report from its year-long Inquiry into Local Government Funding and Financing. Read more »

Improvements to ANZ director attestation processes required

Press Release – Reserve Bank

The first of two Section 95 reports requested from ANZ New Zealand (ANZ) has been completed with the findings showing that further improvements are required to ANZs director attestation processes. Read more »

Government Work Programme on Port Makes Sense

Press Release – Waterfront 2029

Waterfront 2029 has welcomed todays announcement by Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones that decisions about when Aucklands car and container port will close, and where the government will support the relocation of those operations, will be made … Read more »

New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. Read more »

Tailored housing package for Hastings

Press Release – New Zealand Government

More housing and housing support services are coming to Hastings, with Housing Minister Megan Woods and Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announcing a package today. Read more »

Hospitality NZ Response to Productivity Commission Report

Press Release – Hospitality NZ

Visitors are already paying their fair share, contributing $1.7 billion annually in the form of GST. Tourists already pay for the costs they create that support the tourism and hospitality industry. said Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive, … Read more »