Report: Principles for co-governing natural resources

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

This afternoon the Auditor-Generals report Principles for effectively co-governing natural resources was presented to the House of Representatives. Read more »

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Speech – New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. Read more »

Free Press

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Assisted Dying Debate Intensifies With public submissions to the select committee inquiry on assisted dying closing today, coverage has gone wild. A very balanced piece from Nick Jones at the Herald here . A reader Q&A with David Seymour on … Read more »

Little is Right, Student Debt is Unnecessarily High

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is backing Labour leader Andrew Littles comments that under National student debt has risen unacceptably high. It is calling on the Government to reverse Labours disastrous policy of interest free loans which has resulted … Read more »

Game Over: Picking “Winners” Costs Taxpayers More than $15M

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union has discovered that the failed Gameloft video gaming studio has received more than $15 million in corporate welfare grants from Callaghan Innovation since 2014. The French owned company yesterday announced that it will close operations … Read more »

Government Admits Public Transport Failure

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Denis ORourke MP Spokesperson for Transport 27 JANUARY 2016 Government Admits Public Transport Failure Read more »

Highway Announcement Best in Decades

Press Release – Taranaki Regional Council

The Governments announcement of multimillion-dollar bypass projects at Mt Messenger and Awakino Tunnel have been warmly welcomed by the Taranaki Regional Council. Read more »

Green Party celebrates end to CRL delay

Press Release – Green Party

27 January 2016 Green Party celebrates end to CRL delay The Green Party is celebrating a major victory today following the Prime Ministers announcement that the National Government will no longer stand in the way of the City Rail Link (CRL), the Green … Read more »

Generation Zero responds to funding of City Rail Link

Press Release – Generation Zero

Youth organization Generation Zero, longtime advocates for the City Rail Link, welcome the government getting on board with the project after years of noncommitment. Read more »

Greens push for Treasury unit to cost political promises

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 26 (BusinessDesk) – The Green Party is pushing for the establishment of a new, independent unit within the Treasury that would cost political parties’ new policies and improve the quality of public information ahead of elections. Read more »

Greens cut through spin with independent policy costing unit

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party has announced a policy to bring more clarity into the political system today, in Co-leader Metiria Tureis State of the Nation Speech. Read more »

Final Part of Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report Released

Press Release – Ministry of Justice

The shocking poverty experienced by Te Urewera Mori was in large part caused by the Crowns many breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal has found in the sixth and final volume of its Te Urewera district inquiry report. Read more »

Surplus gone, time to concentrate on serious economic issues

Press Release – Green Party

Surplus gone, time to concentrate on serious economic issues Nationals obsession with its nanosecond surplus has ended up being a lose-lose for New Zealand because it came at the price of fewer jobs and more pollution, the Green Party says. The … Read more »

Surplus sideshow over, time for action

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson Finance Spokesperson 15 December 2015 Surplus sideshow over, time for action John Key and Bill English have delivered a jobless recovery that has come and gone with unemployment expected to keep rising over the next two years … Read more »

Flat wages, inflation squeeze tax take, govt accounts

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealands tepid inflation and lack of wage growth will lean on the governments book over the next couple of years with a slimmer tax take than previously thought. Read more »

Tax cut allowance intact for 2017, Pension top-ups delayed

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand economic growth may be below previous forecast in the next two years, slowing the pace of government debt repayments and delaying the resumption of Crown top-ups to the NZ Superannuation Fund, the half-year budget … Read more »

Grow Wellington, Govt continue business support partnership

Press Release – Grow Wellington

Grow Wellington, part of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, will continue its partnership with Government to provide support to businesses for another five and a half years. Read more »

Enterprise Dunedin wins business contract

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Monday, 14 December 2015) Enterprise Dunedin has won a Government contract to continue providing support for businesses in Otago. Read more »

Two New Treasury Working Papers

Press Release – The Treasury

The Treasury published two new Working Papers today, covering impacts from chronic and acute health conditions and analysis of terms of trade. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 31/10/15

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Overall the fiscal results have improved from the previous year with the OBEGAL deficit of $478 million compared to deficit of $1 billion at the same time last, with net debt relatively constant. Core Crown tax revenue has increased by 5.8%, while core … Read more »

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