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Robertson unveils first ‘wellbeing outlook’ ahead Budget

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Grant Robertson used todays Budget Policy Statement to give a first taste of how the Labour-led government will report on quality of life as well as traditional fiscal and economic indicators. Read more »

Making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 13 December 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Making sure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely The Coalition Government is continuing to prioritise expenditure to ensure that were investing in the public services … Read more »

Forecasts show solid economic fundamentals

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Forecasts show solid economic fundamentals The New Zealand economy will continue its momentum over the next few years, underpinned by investment, productivity and wage growth, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Treasurys Half Year … Read more »

Wellbeing of NZers at the heart of Budget priorities

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of Budget priorities Improving the wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders will be the focus of Budget 2019, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday. The Coalition Government is doing things differently. … Read more »

Funding for America’s Cup Infrastructure

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

On Thursday Auckland Council will consider providing a further $14.5 million to complete the infrastructure needed for the holding of the Americas Cup defence in 2021. Read more »

NZ govt spends more than expected, posts 4-month deficit

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government spent more than expected in the first four months of the financial year and posted a small deficit in the period. Read more »

Crown Financial Statements 4 months ending 31 Oct

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the four months ended 31 October 2018 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2018 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update (BEFU 2018) … Read more »

Central & local govt partnership provides boost for tourism

Press Release – Local Government NZ

A collaboration between central and local government on a review of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund, with nine changes announced, will assist small communities struggling with the volume of tourists and lead to better experiences for travellers, says LGNZ President … Read more »

Working with local govt to improve tourism infrastructure

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improvements to the criteria for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will allow more communities to share the benefits of tourism, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. Read more »

Rail business case gets regional council backing

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A business case that will be used to apply for central government funding for a start-up passenger rail service has today received backing from Waikato regional councillors. Read more »

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. Read more »

Provincial Growth Fund needs more oversight

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Shane Jones failure to declare dozens of meetings legitimises concerns of the Provincial Growth Fund model, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

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