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Tourism and Environment: Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Press Release – Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, warns that increasing numbers of tourists both domestic and international are putting our environment under pressure and eroding the very attributes that make New Zealand such an attractive … Read more »

New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. Read more »

Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2019

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The New Zealand economy is experiencing a period of slower, but still solid, economic growth, as household spending eases and global uncertainty weighs on business investment. This contributed to the economy growing at a slower rate of 2.4% in the … Read more »

No excuse for an election-year deficit

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the Minister of Finances Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update , which includes a $900 million deficit for the next financial year, New Zealand Taxpayers Union spokesmanLouis Houlbrooke says: At at time of high commodity … Read more »

Govt delivers deficits, broken promises, weaker economy

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Todays half year economic and fiscal update is a damning indictment on Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns economic management as she puts New Zealand back in the red, Nationals Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Government restricts access to major spending announcements

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

For the first time, the Government is blocking economic staff from theTaxpayers Unionfrom the Minister of Finances Half-Year Economic Fiscal Update. Read more »

Government breaks fiscal responsibility promise

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

At the first opportunity Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson have thrown out their fiscal responsibility commitment to New Zealanders and confirmed they have wasted taxpayers money, Nationals Economic Development spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

Speech: Robertson – Future-proofing New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand Government

Future-proofing New Zealand It is a great pleasure to be with you today in Whanganui. Like the Prime Minister I grew up with the TV clip of Selwyn Toogood booming What do you say Whanganui, the money or the bag? to an unsuspecting Its in the … Read more »

Infrastructure investments to be brought forward

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Infrastructure investments to be brought forward The Government has decided to bring forward major investments in New Zealands infrastructure to future proof the economy. Cabinet has agreed to a significant boost to infrastructure investment. I have … Read more »

Response to request to look at KiwiBuild

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

19 November 2019: In May 2019, Hon Judith Collins raised some concerns about KiwiBuild with our Office. We decided to look into those concerns as part of the 2018/19 annual audit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. We have now completed that … Read more »

Kiingitanga sounds warning on Ihumaatao

Press Release – Kiingi Tuheitia

Kiingi Tuuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII has cautioned the government against any moves that would further alienate mana whenua from Ihumaatao. Read more »

Tairāwhiti Workforce development gets $1.6m PGF boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), through its skills and employment programme, Te Ara Mahi , is investing a further $1.6m into Tairwhitis workforce development, said Parliamentary Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. Read more »

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