Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesnt stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Tax officials to work with bloodstock breeding industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Nathan Guy and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have confirmed that Inland Revenue officials will work with the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association on a number of tax issues raised by the industry. Read more »

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australias carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

$107.5m to Lincoln University science re-build

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government has approved in principle to provide up to $107.5 million in capital funding toward the rebuilding of Lincoln Universitys science facilities destroyed … Read more »

Government punishes beneficiary babies

Press Release – Green Party

Papers released to the Green Party shows that the Government turned their back on babies of beneficiaries against official advice, said the Green Party today. Documents released by Treasury to the Green Party under the Official Information Act show that … Read more »

DOC restructuring a failure

Press Release – Green Party

The State Services Commission has found that the Governments restructuring of the Department of Conservation (DOC) is not working, the Green Party said today. Read more »

SSC Releases Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) Reports

Press Release – State Services Commission

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviews released by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today include the full reviews of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Treasury. Read more »

The Beehive is Not an Incubator

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is attacking Government grants to companies resident in technology-focused incubators. Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Taxes and Votes

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

On TV1s Q&A programme, David Cunliffe boasted that his proposed new capital gains tax would collect an extra $5 billion a year. That is the biggest tax hike in the history of New Zealand. Which is saying something. Read more »

No encore for the ‘Rock Star’ economy?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Another significant shortfall in the Governments books suggests the economic recovery may have already passed most New Zealanders by, Labour Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Financial Statements of the NZ Govt to 31 May 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eleven months ended 31 May 2014 were released by the Treasury today. These statements are compared against forecasts based on the Budget and Fiscal Update (BEFU), released on 15 May 2014. Read more »

NZ govt operating deficit bigger than expected as tax take l

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government posted a bigger operating deficit than forecasts in the May Budget, as company tax and GST again lagged expectations. Read more »

Key Notes 4/7/14: Why are we investing in roads?

Column – New Zealand National Party

I really enjoyed the National Party conference over the weekend. The Party is in great spirits and we are looking forward to a busy campaign. Read more »

Budget 2014 Information Release

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has released documents relating to Budget 2014 in response to and in anticipation of requests for Budget-related information. The documents released here are among the most frequently requested under the Official Information Act. Read more »

More asset sale slush fund spending revealed

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rather than paying down Nationals record $60 billion debt as promised, Budget documents reveal the asset sale money is still being used as a Government slush fund, Labours State-Owned Enterprises spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says. Read more »

Govt signs $65 million contract on new international cable

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government-owned company Research and Educational Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ) has entered into a $65 million anchor tenancy contract with Hawaiki Cable Ltd for its proposed new international telecommunications cable, Science and Innovation … Read more »

Caution danger: flip flop on a pork barrel

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spinning can hide the fact the Government will knock down a Gisborne bridge it has just spent $100,000 strengthening, Labours Economic Development spokesperson Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Why the China Aid with the China Trade?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is today welcoming the announcement by the Government that New Zealands two-way trade with the Peoples Republic of China has exceeded $20 billion on an annual basis for the first time. However, the Union says this raises … Read more »

New in-depth report on welfare released today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says a new in-depth report released today shows welfare reforms are saving New Zealanders billions of dollars. Read more »

Report: Setting up Central Agencies Shared Services

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

In March 2012, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the State Services Commission, and the Treasury (the central agencies) launched a shared services organisation Central Agencies Shared Services (CASS). CASS provides human resources, financial, … Read more »

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