The budget that failed Auckland

Opinion – The Policy Observatory

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Governments threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for … Read more »

Nikkei Conference: NZ’s Response to the Trade Challenge

Speech – New Zealand Government

Nikkei Conference: New Zealands Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake … Read more »

Registrations for Northland workshop speaks volumes

Press Release – Northland Inc

The house-full signs are going up at a tourism workshop in Waitangi on Friday June 3 as Northland does its part to ensure Chinese visitors continue to be made to feel welcome to New Zealand. Read more »

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson told TV Ones Q+A programme that his party wants to see the whole tax system shift from a focus on incentivising speculation to incentivising investment in the productive economy Read more »

Q+A: Finance Minister Bill English interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

CORIN So youve had a couple of years now to get on top of this supply issue, but you still cant. The market has failed, hasnt it? You need to intervene. Read more »

Budget 2016: Overview

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016: Overview Budget 2016 is a forward-looking Budget that invests in a growing economy (All figures for four years to 2019/2020 unless otherwise stated) Looking ahead to the results of responsible economic management Economic growth … Read more »

Accelerating Safety, Environmental & Business Performance

Press Release – Intent Group

New Zealands global competitiveness is declining. Were not performing as well as we used to. So the knowledge that safety and care for the environment can be used as key drivers to accelerate business performance, will come as welcome news to many … Read more »

E tū says Budget will entrench inequality

Press Release – E Tu

E t says the government has promised higher pay for workers, but instead the Budget will entrench inequality. Read more »

Deloitte Budget commentary — 26 May 2016

Press Release – Deloitte

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered Budget 2016 to the nation. His eighth Budget confirms the governments books are in relatively good shape at least for now. But a combination of factors, including our ageing population, will impose … Read more »

English: Budget Speech

Speech – New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. Its a privilege to present the eighth Budget of this National-led Government. I recall our first Budget, delivered in difficult times, with Treasury forecasting … Read more »

NZ dollar falls as Fonterra forecast disappoints market

Article – BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell after Fonterra Cooperative Group gave a lower-than-expected opening forecast for the 2017 milk payout, which it said partly reflected a strong currency, stoking expectations the Reserve Bank will cut … Read more »

2016 Budget a missed opportunity

Press Release – Tick for Kids

The Tick for Kids* coalition is disappointed that the Budget delivered today will do little to address the crisis of child poverty and hardship. Read more »

Budget that keeps New Zealand on tracks, but with some gaps

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The $719 million surplus and 3% growth flagged in todays Budget reinforces New Zealands success as one of the healthiest and fastest growing countries in the developed world. Read more »

Budget 2016: No Surprise Approach for Business says EMA

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

Budget 2016 held few surprises for business and sent a strong signal that the New Zealand economy is in good health. Read more »

Budget continues a stable platform for business growth

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Media Statement Thursday 26th May 2016 Budget continues a stable platform for business growth, says Chamber Read more »

Funding shortfalls for health set to continue under

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Government had an opportunity to fund public hospitals and health care properly after years of funding shortfalls and decided not to, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Budget-a big disappointment

Press Release – New Zealand Kindergartens

The government had the ideal opportunity to invest education dollars where it matters most, in early childhood education (ECE) but failed with its 2016 budget. Read more »

John Key fails New Zealand with no fix for housing crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key fails middle New Zealand with no fix for housing crisis, more underfunding of health Read more »

Farmers applaud responsible budget and urge tax cuts

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports the Governments prudent financial management and maintenance of surpluses announced in todays Budget. Read more »

Queen of Property sees social housing as a moral obligation

Press Release – Thornton Communications

Todays Budget announcement about social housing doesnt go far enough to helping ordinary New Zealanders, says Queen of Property Nicolette Connors. Read more »

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