Reviews target problems, improve lives, save millions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government work to involve experts and ordinary New Zealanders in solving some big challenges, find solutions that last beyond a three year cycle, and improve lives also have the potential to save tax payers millions in the long run, Prime Minister … Read more »

Have Your Say on Living Standards Indicators for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury is encouraging people to have their say on ways to measure the living standards of current and future New Zealanders. Read more »

No Treasury advice on oil and gas exploration ban

Article – BusinessDesk

Finance Minister received no Treasury advice on impact of oil and gas offshore exploration ban Read more »

May 2018 Monthly Economic Indicators report

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The May 2018 Monthly Economic Indicators report is now available on the Treasury website: http://bit.ly/2Jd9LKE . Overview: The Governments Budget and the Treasurys forecasts, released in May, largely met market expectations Consumption … Read more »

NZ government 10-month operating surplus tops forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government’s operating surplus was just above forecast in the first 10 months of the year but the result was weighed on by higher-than-expected insurance claim costs. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/4/18

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue was $65.3 billion for the ten months to 30 April 2018, close to forecast. Source deductions were $0.2 billion above forecast due to higher than expected seasonal upswing in April. Corporate tax was below forecast by $0.1 billion … Read more »

Government finances in line with forecasts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 5 June 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Government finances in line with forecasts The Governments surplus, revenue, expenses and net debt are all tracking in line with forecasts, according to the latest monthly … Read more »

Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

On Thursday 31 May Auckland Council agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) unlocking more than $4 billion of critical investment in Aucklands transport network. Read more »

Policy Watch: Budget 2018 Special

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Budget 18 sets out the first steps in a plan for transformation a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders. Read more »

The Nation: Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The governments stuck fast to its fiscal responsibility rules in this years budget in a bid to boost business confidence, but has that come at a cost? It was aiming to be transformational, but critics say this years budget … Read more »

PSA statement on remarks by Housing Minister Phil Twyford

Press Release – Public Service Association

“The PSA is disappointed that the Minister of Housing has chosen to make personalised comments in this way. Read more »

Call to abolish capital charges on DHBs

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Capital charges on the countrys district health boards should be scrapped, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Treasury still feeling way on govt’s wellbeing’ framework

Article – BusinessDesk

May 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Treasury is still feeling its way on the government’s ‘wellbeing’ framework and says getting departments to adopt and meaningfully understand the regime will be a multi-year task. Read more »

NZ operating surplus swelled by tax revenue

Article – New Zealand Government

NZ operating surplus swelled by higher-than-expected tax revenue in first 9 months By Jonathan Underhill Read more »

Govt Financial Statements 9 months ending 31 March 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the 9 months ending 31 March 2018 Read more »

Independent review on coding error released

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Independent review on coding error released The Treasury has released an independent review into a coding error that affected child-poverty projections it provided to the Government in December 2017. As outlined in a 17 January media statement, Decembers … Read more »

The Nation: Julie Fry and Peter Wilson

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation Saturday 14 April: Lisa Owen interviews consulting economist Julie Fry and NZIER principal economist Peter Wilson. Lisa Owen: Labour campaigned on cutting immigration numbers by around 20,000 to 30,000, reducing the strain on housing and … Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators report for March 2018

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Monthly Economic Indicators report for March 2018 The Treasury has published its Monthly Economic Indicators report for March 2018. The report can be found here: http://bit.ly/2GRLS9G Key points: GDP grew 0.6% in the December quarter, with … Read more »

Needs mean ‘budget responsibility rules’ too tight: CTU

Article – BusinessDesk

March 28 (BusinessDesk) – The Council of Trade Unions says mounting evidence of underfunded public services justifies the government abandoning its pre-election commitment to Budget Responsibility Rules that seek to reduce net Crown debt to 20 percent of gross … Read more »

NZ Reserve Bank may be less of a ‘fiefdom’ with changes

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Reserve Bank may be less of a ‘fiefdom’ with changes to policy-making, Treasury observer Read more »

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