Mitre 10 chairman still embroiled in employment dispute

Press Release – First Union

After more than three years of negotiations and court battles, union members at Jacks Hardware and Timber, trading as Mitre 10 Mega Dunedin and Mitre 10 Mosgiel, are still waiting to settle their first collective agreement as company owner and Mitre 10 … Read more »

Nats’ budget a double-crewed ambulance at bottom of cliff

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals election year Budget shows that theres no coincidence Finance Minister Steven Joyce doubles as Nationals campaign manager, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Budget 2017 reflects robust economy and a balanced approach

Press Release – Financial Services Council

Budget 2017 reflects New Zealands continued robust economy and shows a balanced approach, the Financial Services Council said today. Read more »

Moody’s views on the New Zealand budget 2017

Press Release – Moody’s

New Zealand is rated Aaa with a stable outlook by Moodys. The governments projections for increasing fiscal surpluses in the medium term highlights its ongoing commitment to preserving strong public finances. We expect growing fiscal surpluses … Read more »

NZDMO lifts debt issuance by $1 billion over forecast period

Article – BusinessDesk

(BusinessDesk) The New Zealand Debt Management office lifted its issuance programme by $1 billion through June 2021 compared to prior forecasts in its half year economic and fiscal update and said it plans to launch a new April 20, 2029 bond before the … Read more »

BUDGET 2017: NZ economic growth seen peaking at 3.8% in 2019

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – (BusinessDesk) New Zealands economic growth is tipped to peak in 2019, boosted by ongoing population growth, investment, and a new family incomes package announced in Finance Minister Steven Joyces maiden budget. Growth, … Read more »

Budget Speech 2017

Speech – New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. Read more »

Budget 2017 – Delivering for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. Read more »

Social Investment approach is about punishment

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Social Investment is about punishing the poor and reducing spending, not investing in social services and improving social outcomes. Read more »

Solid Budget that could have done more to stimulate economy

Press Release – BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ says the 2017 Budget does a good job of addressing Government priorities of maintaining surpluses, reducing debt and funding infrastructure and services, but fails to meaningfully improve tax settings Read more »

Prudent Budget supports growing economy

Press Release – New Zealand Bankers’ Association

The governments prudent financial management provides a solid grounding for the New Zealand economy, households and businesses, says the New Zealand Bankers Association today in response to Budget 2017. There were no major surprises in todays Budget. … Read more »

$40.5m for strategic science investment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 25 May 2017 $40.5m for strategic science investment Read more »

Budget 2017 spread firmly across middle and lower income NZ

Press Release – Deloitte

Budget 2017 spread firmly across middle and lower income New Zealand Fiscal headroom from material surpluses provides an opportunity for Government in an election year Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos says that Budget 2017 looks to cement the current Government … Read more »

Budget 2017 – Something for (almost) everyone

Press Release – PwC

Budget 2017 has brought something for everyone, with wide-ranging spending for families and infrastructure two areas that are seeing the most investment. Minister of Finance Stephen Joyces first budget finally reaps the rewards of the Governments … Read more »

Budget 2017 – Consumer spending a winner from Family Income

Press Release – PwC

The Government announced today a Family Incomes Package to support New Zealand families, giving families more after-tax income to spend on goods and services in the coming years. Read more »

Supporting a growing economy through innovation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will invest $372.8 million of new operating funding in the second round of the Governments Innovative New Zealand programme, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith say. Every initiative … Read more »

$2b Family Incomes Package to lift after-tax incomes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments $2 billion per year Family Incomes Package will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement to help Kiwi families get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. It is important that Kiwi … Read more »

$4b in new capital investment in Budget 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is allocating $4 billion in new capital spending as part of Budget 2017 as it builds the infrastructure for a growing economy, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. This $4 billion investment is the single biggest investment of new … Read more »

$7b to build better public services for a growing country

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is allocating $7 billion over four years in Budget 2017 to sustain and expand public services in health, education, law and order and social development, as part of our commitment to deliver better public services for a growing country, … Read more »

Rising surpluses fund investment in our future

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Steven Joyce Minister of Finance 25 May 2017 Rising surpluses fund investment in our future Read more »

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