Monthly Economic Indicators September 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 3:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/6/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit decreased from $4.4 billion, to $2.9 billion. The continued narrowing of the OBEGAL deficit was a result of further growth in the nominal economy (leading to a higher tax take). Read more »

English wary on tax take, could threaten surplus

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English is warning the tax take may come in below forecast in the current financial year, as figures released today confirm it was short by nearly $1 billion in the year to June 30 and English warned of the … Read more »

Treasury Tells National Housing Policy Will Worsen Problems

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury Tells National That Housing Policy Will Make Problem Worse 6 OCTOBER 2014 Read more »

Election result brings activity to residential property

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for September have increased 6.4% over the past year and 1.1% over the past three months. This means they are now 16.2% above the previous market peak … Read more »

Response to Russell Brown and Tertiary Education Union

Press Release – Jordan Williams

The allegation that I have worked with others to discredit public health efforts is wrong. My public comments in relation to public health researchers have been where academics have mislead the public about official support or endorsement, and where … Read more »

Slip in University Rankings – Funding Not the Problem

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the slippage of New Zealand universities’ rankings , Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

Bridges: Speech to 2014 New Zealand Petroleum Summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Our abundance of energy and minerals resources provides us with unique opportunities to build the New Zealand economy. Over the past three years the Government has made significant changes to how the sector is regulated. Weve done the groundwork necessary … Read more »

Business welcomes IRD videos in Mandarin and Korean

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

Six Introduction to Business videos in Mandarin and Korean have been launched by Inland Revenue. The videos are designed to make it easier for businesses and not-for-profit organisations to understand their tax affairs. James Ahn, President of New Zealand … Read more »

The Council Sets 2014/15 Rates

Press Release – Environment Southland

At todays Council meeting the 2014/15 rates were set, reflecting the core services and work programmes in this years annual plan, which was adopted in June 2014. Read more »

Next Capital’s Vitaco the latest to settle MCN tax dispute

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Vitaco Health Group, the food supplements business majority owned by Australian private equity firm Next Capital, has cut a deal with the Inland Revenue Department which will see it give up $29.9 million of tax losses generated … Read more »

Key’s Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming the announcement that ACT MP David Seymour will not be appointed as a Minister. Read more »

Only Concession is from the Taxpayer

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunnes United Future Party, Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Farmers back Reserve Bank call on the dollar

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand dollars strength is Unjustified and Unsustainable and Federated Farmers is backing that assessment made by the Reserve Bank in a rare and forceful statement . Read more »

Farmers back Reserve Bank call on the dollar

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The New Zealand dollars strength is Unjustified and Unsustainable and Federated Farmers is backing that assessment made by the Reserve Bank in a rare and forceful statement . Read more »

Council Can’t Hike Rates, Wants to Introduce New Ones

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Aucklanders could face new charges or taxes to fund Len Browns $12 billion-plus transport funding gap, Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Ministerial Deals Shameful

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is repeating calls for the Prime Minister to explain the Ministerial deals he looks to be doing with his support partners. Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Local board projects deferred to limit rates rises

Press Release – Auckland Council

Local board capital expenditure projects totalling $30 million for the year 2014-2015 have been deferred by the councils Finance and Performance Committee. Read more »

Taxpayers Forgotten in Ministerial Horse-Trading

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Prime Ministers comments reported on Radio New Zealand , that he is considering giving Act MP David Seymour a ministerial role because When they have more staffing and resources as a result of a junior ministerial role it … Read more »

Capital Gains Tax – The Great Debate

Press Release – Crowe Horwath

The introduction of a Capital Gains Tax (CGT) could have a negative impact on farm values, especially in the dairy sector, says Tony Marshall, Tax Principal with Crowe Horwaths Dunedin office. Read more »

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