Budget 2017: New classroom for Houghton Valley School

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Houghton Valley School in Wellington will receive funding to build a new classroom as part of Budget 2017, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. Read more »

Speech: Makhlouf – Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address Published 16 Jun 2017 Speech delivered at the Productivity Hub Workshop in Wellington by Bryan Chapple on behalf of the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 16 June 2017. Read more »

Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A damning Treasury report raises serious questions about the delivery of Te Ururoa Flavells proposed Mori Land Service, giving it a red rating which indicates major issues with the project, says Ikaroa-Rwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. Read more »

Latest major projects interim report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Latest major projects interim report released The Government has released the Major Projects Performance Report for the period November 2016 to March 2017, covering 55 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $38.5 billion. … Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators for May 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators for May 2017 are now available on the Treasury website: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/mei/may17 . Read more »

NZ government surplus already ahead of budget forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

By Paul McBeth June 6 (BusinessDesk) The government’s operating surplus came in ahead of the Treasury’s forecasts in the May budget for the first 10 months of the current financial year as the corporate provisional tax take peaked a month earlier … 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 Speech 2017

Speech – New Zealand Government

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

‘Kiwifail’ black hole continues to grow

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Budget 2017 continues with the tradition of hundreds of millions diverted to Kiwirail but an apparent abandonment of the Governments Turn Around Plan to get Kiwirail on a fiscally sustainable path. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers … Read more »

Government beefs up funding for R&D growth grants by $74.6M

Article – BusinessDesk

May 10 (BusinessDesk) – Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced the government is beefing up its support for Callaghan Innovations research and development growth grants to meet growing demand. Read more »

Gov’t of NZ Financial Statements: 9 months ended 31 March

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the nine months ended 31 March 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) published … Read more »

Promised spending on mental health fails to address neglect

Press Release – People’s Mental Health Review

ActionStation/People’s Mental Health Review: Promised spending on mental health fails to address years of neglect Read more »

BUDGET: English flags $321M social investment package

Article – BusinessDesk

May 3 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Bill English earmarked $321 million from this month’s budget to go into a social investment programme targeting the most vulnerable sectors of society where he says an early and bigger intervention can save taxpayers … Read more »

Michael Cullen and Mike O’Brien: Menace of social investment

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Sir Michael Cullen and Mike OBrien – The menace of the social investment approach! – Thurs May 4th – Auckland Read more »

Gov’t of NZ Financial Statements: 8 months ended 28 February

Press Release – The Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eight months ended 28 February 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) … Read more »

Government Would Be ‘Short Sighted” To Rule Out Visitor Levy

Press Release – United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Hon Peter Dunne says that a failure to introduce an overseas visitor levy to help fund conservation infrastructure would be short-sighted and disappointing. Read more »

McClay put the kaibosh on Landcorp name change plan

Article – BusinessDesk

March 31 (BusinessDesk) – Government-owned farmer Landcorp was rebuffed by State-Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay from changing its name to align its business with its new ‘Pamu’ brand, amid claims it was “a waste of time and money”, according to … Read more »

Fiscal responsibility requires more focus on children

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that to be fiscally responsible, an incoming Government needs to stop looking at ways to reduce debt and think about ways to reduce spending on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, specifically by committing to … Read more »

Local govt pushes billion dollar bog fund for tourism

Article – BusinessDesk

March 14 (BusinessDesk) – Local Government New Zealand estimates the country needs to plan for $1.38 billion of new public toilets, carparks, freedom camping facilities, footpaths and other basic infrastructure if the tourism industry is to keep up with … Read more »

NZ Gov’t Financial Statements for 7 months ended 31 Jan 2017

Press Release – The Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the seven months ended 31 January 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) … Read more »

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