IMF to review financial system oversight, securities law

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – The International Monetary Fund will look at the Reserve Bank’s oversight of the insurance and banking sectors, and review the overhaul of New Zealand’s securities law to see how the country stacks up against global norms. Read more »

KiwiRail seeks 4 years’ funding under ‘value of rail’ accord

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail is starting negotiations for a new funding package it hopes will run from 2017 to 2020 and is looking for a small number of rail upgrade projects that will demonstrate that there is a “value of rail” to New Zealand … Read more »

$520m funding injection for key Tauranga route

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced a $520 million roading package that will transform State Highway 2 (SH2) between Tauranga and Waihi. Read more »

Media lockup to go ahead for Budget

Article – BusinessDesk

April 21 (BusinessDesk) – The Treasury has confirmed it is to go ahead with a lock-up for journalists for the budget on May 26, despite the Reserve Bank’s decision to end the briefings. Read more »

NZ Super Fund Performance Report for March 2016

Press Release – NZ Superannuation Fund

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has released its performance and portfolio report for February 2016. Read more »

English: Speech to the Third Data Hui

Speech – New Zealand Government

Can I acknowledge Dame Diane Robertson, chair of the Data Futures Partnership, John Whitehead, from the Partnership Government Statistician Liz MacPherson, Brendan Boyle, Chief Executive of the Ministry for Social Development who we just heard from, and … Read more »

Auditor-General must investigate Niue deal for donor

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key must come clean on how a donor who gave more than $100,000 to his party during a tender process, won a hotel management contract which led to a Government-funded, $7.5million upgrade to the resort, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. Read more »

How to Safely Exit Our Housing Bubble

Article – Peter Neilson

One year ago today the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Grant Spencer made a speech entitled Action Needed to Reduce Housing Imbalances. In that speech he said while there are difficult issues and trade-offs to consider in this area, … Read more »

English on the Money – Rural Contractors

Press Release – Rural Contractors NZ

Rural Contractors NZ (RCNZ) president Steve Levet says comments made by Deputy Prime Minister Bill English in relation to the suitability and work ethic of some young New Zealanders is, unfortunately, correct. Read more »

MediaWorks Response to Reserve Bank Statement

Press Release – Mediaworks

Mark Weldon, Group CEO, MediaWorks said: “MediaWorks unreservedly apologises to the Reserve Bank for this incident. Once MediaWorks was aware a leak had taken place, it conducted its own investigation to determine whether the leak had come … Read more »

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pleased that Prime Minister John Key has decided on reform of provisional tax paid by small and medium businesses. Read more »

FIRST CUT: Key announces major provisional tax reforms

Article – BusinessDesk

April 13 (BusinessDesk) – Lumpy provisional tax payments will become a thing of the past for small and medium sized businesses under a business tax reform package announced by Prime Minister John Key in the first major speech ahead of the May 28 Budget. Read more »

Pre-Budget Speech to Business New Zealand event

Speech – New Zealand Government

Budget 2016 Pre-Budget Speech to Business New Zealand event Wellington Wednesday, 13 April 2016 Its good to be back here for my annual pre-Budget speech and I want to thank Business New Zealand for hosting me once again. This years Budget will … Read more »

Pay-as-you-go provisional tax a win for businesses

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The move from provisional tax to a pay-as-you-go system is a significant forward step for New Zealands tax policy, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Budget 2016: SME-friendly tax package

Press Release – New Zealand Government

An SME-friendly tax package announced by the Prime Minister today will reduce compliance costs and make tax simpler for small businesses, Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse say. Read more »

Government Should Pull Plug on Billion Dollar Dam

Press Release – Greenpeace New Zealand

The government should pull the plug on the controversial Ruataniwha irrigation scheme in Hawkes Bay, as costs look set to soar towards the billion dollar mark, Greenpeace says today. Read more »

PM’s interests shows deposit with foreign trust specialist

Article – BusinessDesk

Prime Minister John Key’s register of interests has revealed he has a short-term deposit in a company specialising in New Zealand foreign trusts. Read more »

Questions and Answers – 6th April 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk Read more »

Questions And Answers – 5th April 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (LeaderNZ First) to the Prime Minister : How does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

Two Strikes Down; One Left for Brownlee, Says NZ First

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Government is two strikes down with one left on Christchurchs central city rebuild, says New Zealand First. Read more »

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