Major projects update released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has released the interim Major Projects Performance Report for the period to November last year, covering 53 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $37 billion. Read more »

Predator Free NZ – Expert Q&A

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Nearly six months ago the Government announced it would aim for a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050. Read more »

While you were sleeping: Treasuries, gold gain

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Wall Street moved higher, as did US Treasuries and gold, as investors remained upbeat about the outlook but also stocked up on more defensive assets. Read more »

Foss: Fourth Data Hui

Speech – New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure to be here at the Fourth Data Hui. As Minister of Statistics, I see these event as a golden opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities we all face in the modern data environment. Read more »

English Offers No Comfort Over NZ Super

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister Bill Englishs ambivalence over New Zealand superannuation will unsettle many older New Zealanders, says New Zealand Firsts Spokesperson on Justice Denis ORourke. Read more »

Prime Minister must take a position on Super – now

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Future retirees deserve to know what the new Prime Ministers plans are for superannuation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The current Governments priorities for next years Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut, says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. Read more »

NZ government to spend more as economy accelerates

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government has earmarked an extra $2.1 billion for capital spending in its election-year budget as it benefits from a stronger forecast track of economic growth in the next few years that will swell its tax take. Read more »

Government’s update paints a rosy economic picture

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

Treasurys Half Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update offers a rosy outlook for the next few years. Growth is expected to be around 3.5% and averaging 3% over the next five years. Read more »

Another ‘Steady as She Goes’ economic update for the Crown

Press Release – PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Governments Half Yearly Budget Policy Statement paints a rosy picture of the economy: with strong growth, coupled with low inflation and weak wage pressures. Read more »

Treasury forecasts solid growth, stable finances

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Treasurys latest forecasts show the Governments programme of responsible economic and fiscal management is delivering benefits for New Zealanders, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Wheeler not keen on bank deposit insurance

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank is unlikely to introduce state-backed insurance on bank deposits, saying the moral hazard is too high and it prefers the option of protecting those with small balances through guaranteed repayments. Read more »

PSA welcomes would-be PM’s promise to properly fund health

Press Release – Public Service Association

“Better late than never” – PSA welcomes would-be PM Colemans promise to properly fund health Read more »

Government Financial Statements, 4 Months to 31/10/16

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Please find attached the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the four months ended 31 October 2016. Read more »

NZ retirement age in question with Key exit

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ retirement age in question with Key exit; Labour’s Little rules out raising age Read more »

Tourism bed tax should include Air BnB, says report

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 2 (BusinessDesk) – A joint tourism industry proposal to raise $130 million a year for public facilities that tourists use should include a $2 per night bed tax and include accommodation offered through the ‘sharing economy’ accommodation app … Read more »

Makhlouf: Globalism Over Protectionism

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Speech delivered at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Conference in Wellington by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 29 November 2016. Read more »

OECD multilateral instrument to counter BEPS

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today welcomed the release of the OECDs new multilateral instrument the latest step in the global fight against base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Read more »

Ensuring quality investments for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Minister for Land Information Louise Upston says advisors to overseas investors are helping to make sure New Zealand attracts and secures quality investments. Read more »

Treasury Fiscal Update: A NZ First View

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Treasurys latest statement on New Zealand’s fiscal position over the next 40 years avoids any critical analysis so its value and objectivity is limited, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

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