Gobsmacking Lack of Financial Analysis for Lab Proposal

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The three Wellington regional district health boards driving public hospital laboratories toward privatisation have failed dismally to provide any good financial analysis of the benefits of going down this path, says Ian Powell, Executive Director of … Read more »

English: Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you Michael and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and Steve and Massey University, for inviting me back to this annual event. Read more »

Tamaki Redevelopment has key role in Auckland housing

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government is looking at ways Tamaki Redevelopment Co can help boost the supply of affordable housing, which forms part of its focus on the nation’s “unbalanced” property market, Finance Minister Bill English … Read more »

NZ Treasury to put more acid on Crown entity boards

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 25 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand Treasury has pulled in private sector directors to give it advice on how to put Crown entity boards under more scrutiny so as to avoid another rapid deterioration such as witnessed by coal miner Solid Energy. Read more »

Seymour to party leaders: Let’s cooperate on NZ Super

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has called for meetings to discuss the possibility of a referendum to determine the future structure of New Zealand Super. Read more »

Seymour challenges leaders to support Super referendum

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour closed his speech to the partys annual conference by challenging political leaders to support a referendum process to determine the future of New Zealands superannuation system. Read more »

NZ government deficit smaller than expected in first half

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 20 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in … Read more »

English: Institute of Public Administration

Speech – New Zealand Government

This is my seventh opportunity to talk to this audience, which reflects both the stability of this Government and the opportunity provided by a clear election mandate to embed changes in public services. Read more »

New Zealand leads Lancet call for TPPA transparency

Press Release – OraTaiao

New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Read more »

Government money grab from changes at New Zealand Post

Press Release – Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa

“It’s a money grab by the Government as the shareholder of New Zealand Post” says Postal Workers Union advocate Graeme Clarke about the changes announced by NZ Post today. Read more »

English sets May 21 for National’s seventh Budget

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English has set May 21 as the date for National’s seventh Budget. Read more »

Landcorp Farming 2014/15 half year financial results

Press Release – Landcorp

Landcorp Farming has recorded operating revenue of $109.8 million for the six months to 31 December 2014 and a net operating profit of $1 million. Read more »

Public engagement on social housing

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Government has provided more details of its plans for public engagement on its social housing reforms. Read more »

UPDATE: Stalled EQC review leaves global reinsurers unclear

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) – The government review of the Earthquake Commission’s funding and policy structures is leaving global reinsurers uncertain as they try to assess the risk profile posed by natural disasters in New Zealand after the Christchurch … Read more »

NZ to begin selldown of state housing, expand subsidies: Key

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 28 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government plans to increase the number of income-related rent subsidies by 4.8 percent over the next three years, boost the number of tenancy reviews by two-thirds and sell up to 2,000 houses as part of … Read more »

Key to outline social housing strategy in first 2015 speech

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Prime Minister John Key will tomorrow outline his government’s plans to overhaul social housing, including the sale of government-owned stock and bringing in community and iwi organisations to expand the number of homes … Read more »

Government cuts driving increased education costs

Press Release – Green Party

Government cuts to education are forcing more of the burden on to parents and damaging the education of poorer kids, as the cost of primary and secondary education increases by five times the cost of inflation, the Green Party says. Read more »

Deficit $1.5b in five months to November

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Lower than expected operating expenses and higher than forecast customs and excise duties contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit $121 million better than forecast for the five months to November, Finance Minister … Read more »

NZ govt operating deficit smaller than expected

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. Read more »

Government Financial Statements to 30/11/14

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue was $94 million below forecast. GST, source deductions and corporate tax together were collectively $138 million lower than forecast, partly offset by higher-than-forecast customs and excise duties. However, year-on-year growth … Read more »

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