Time to deliver on 26 weeks Paid Parental Leave

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Today marks two years since Labour MP Sue Moroney’s Bill extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks was drawn from the members’ ballot. Read more »

Taxpayers robbed of $130m in Genesis sale

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labours SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove. Read more »

English confirms he has no plan to raise wages

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed he has absolutely no plans to lift wages, Labours spokesperson on Labour Issues, Andrew Little says. Read more »

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say. Read more »

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven … Read more »

Now David really has some explaining to do

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour leader David Cunliffe has got himself in the most astonishing predicament on TV3s Firstline this morning, by claiming the National Land Transport Fund is going to be in surplus very soon, so its … Read more »

English: Pre-Budget Speech, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to see measures of business confidence in Wellington rising. I recently attended the 20th anniversary of Infratil, a Wellington-based company built on managing airports and electricity companies better than governments can. Read more »

Do It Yourself, Minister Tells Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee told Parliament today that if Hawkes Bay ratepayers are so sure the Gisborne to Napier rail link is so good they should restore it themselves. Read more »

Coleman to attend G20 finance meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Finance Jonathan Coleman departs New Zealand today for Washington to attend this weeks G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting. Read more »

The facts about public service numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says there are fewer back office staff in the public service than in 2008. Under the previous Labour Government numbers in the core public service drastically escalated without any improvement in public … Read more »

Financial Statements of NZ Govt for 8 Months to 28/2/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. While some weakness … Read more »

Labour fact check: Key’s twists and turns in speech

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key has yet again twisted the figures and selectively chosen his statistics, a fact check by Labour shows, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

NZ energy policy: fiscal idiocy, atmospheric self-harm

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

As the IPPC report predicts dire consequences for New Zealand, our politicians talk only about adaptation to Climate Change while carving up NZ for more fossil fuel exploration and maintaining an ‘all of the above’ approach to energy that even … Read more »

Criteria finalised for NZ Screen Production Grant

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has released the criteria for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) that comes into effect from today. The NZSPG combines the Large Budget Screen Production Grant and Screen Production Incentive Fund into a new grant agreed by … Read more »

Ambitious new PGP programme for avocado industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming an ambitious new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme for the avocado industry, which aims to triple productivity and quadruple returns by 2023. Read more »

Taxpayers Funding Rich Man’s Sport No Reason to Celebrate

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Like Team New Zealand, the Minister gets eight-ninths of the way there. The analysis is based on the questionable assumption that private money would not have flowed into Team New Zealand without taxpayers coughing up. In addition, it says that without … Read more »

John Key must reject Treasury’s latest burp

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must reject Treasurys latest advice that public ownership isnt the best option for our schools and hospitals, says Labours Finance spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Crown Balance Sheet Management to be Strengthened

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury will continue to progress work with government departments and other Crown agencies to further strengthen Crown balance sheet management and decision making following amendments to the Public Finance Act late last year. Read more »

NZ Treasury head of asset sales John Crawford calls it quits

Article – BusinessDesk

March 24 (BusinessDesk) The head of the Treasury unit in charge of the partial privatisation process is leaving to pursue roles in the private sector on the eve of the last of the four asset sales undertaken over the past 13 months. Read more »

Stakeholders up for more engagement with the Treasury

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has released the results of a survey of business, government, education, social services, not-for-profit, Maori and media stakeholders. The survey was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the Treasurys stakeholder engagement, and shows … Read more »

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