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Measuring wellbeing – not just GDP – why and how?

Press Release – Make Lemonade

One of New Zealands most established economic research agencies, BERL, will explore the Governments intention for a Wellbeing Budget next year at its inaugural annual wnanga in Wellington on August 23. Read more »

PGF invests in Blue Mussel processing plant in Marlborough

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau has announced today the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $772,000 for a Blue Mussel processing plant to be established in Marlborough. Read more »

The Nation: Minister of Finance Grant Robertson

Press Release – The Nation

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he is not concerned about the foundations of the economy. I think the economic fundamentals for New Zealand are good. The books are in surplus; weve got debt at a relatively low level; unemployments … Read more »

New paper on role of culture in Living Standards Framework

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

A new paper called Future work on the role of culture in the Treasurys Living Standards Framework has been published by the Treasury today. It is part of the Living Standards Series of discussion papers aimed at promoting and supporting conversations … Read more »

NZTA engages with wider industry on Auckland Light Rail

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency has met with more than 450 representatives of the supplier industry in New Zealand and overseas today to brief them on the countrys largest infrastructure project to date, Auckland Light Rail. Read more »

Hold on to fiscal cap

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

With the Government coming under increasing pressure to loosen its self-imposed fiscal cap and borrow to fund the public service in particular, the EMA encourages the Minister of Finance to hold tight to the pledge that has been made. Read more »

Debt limits are an important check on the size of the state

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Despite pressure from public sector unions and the political left , the Government should keep its prudent self-imposed debt limits, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

Claimants concur with Peters’ $800M Psa liability estimate

Article – BusinessDesk

July 12 (BusinessDesk) – The successful claimants in the kiwifruit lawsuit against the government for negligence in allowing the devastating Psa virus into New Zealand say they concur with acting Prime Minister Winston Peters’ estimate of up to $800 … Read more »

Traci Houpapa and Richard Wagstaff join Treasury Board

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has appointed Ms Traci Houpapa and Mr Richard Wagstaff as new non-executive directors on the Treasurys Board. Read more »

NZ govt operating surplus 9% above forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

July 5 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government’s operating surplus was 9 percent above forecast in the 11 months to the end of May but higher-than-expected Crown entity insurance claim costs offset some of the gains. Read more »

Reference Panel for Green Investment Fund Appointed

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Reference Panel for Green Investment Fund Appointed The Treasury has appointed Rachel Brown, John Chandler, Karen Silk and David Woods as Reference Panel members for the Green Investment Fund. The Government is establishing the Green Investment Fund to … Read more »

Twyford backs transport officials in extracting value

Article – BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) – Transport Minister Phil Twyford backed his officials’ ability to get the best bang for the taxpayer’s buck when weighing up investments, ignoring the Treasury’s advice as being too narrow in identifying wider benefits. Read more »

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