National releases campaign announcements summary

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The National Party has today released a summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements to date and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. Read more »

MYOB announces half year results

Press Release – MYOB

MYOB Group Limited (MYOB, ASX: MYO), a leading provider of online business management solutions to Australian and New Zealand businesses, is pleased to announce its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017. Read more »

Crown, Council refresh Cost Sharing Agreement

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will take ownership of the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, the tkaro/Avon River Precinct and the Bus Interchange as part of a proposed update of the Crown/Council Cost Sharing Agreement. Read more »

Government caves to multi-national tax avoiders

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

News that the Government has secretly caved in to the demands of multi-national tax avoiders come as no surprise, but will disappoint Kiwi taxpayers, says Labours spokesman for Revenue Michael Wood. Read more »

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels with two more on the way Read more »

Unions Slam Treasury Threats to Christchurch Health Services

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Unions representing health professionals are slamming Treasury for last months report undermining Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), which alleged CDHBs poor financial performance was a concern. Read more »

Government funds for two Marlborough water quality projects

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has welcomed the government recognition of a Council-led project to restore the health of the towns Taylor River. A government grant of $261,950, spread over five years, to go toward the Taylor River Catchment Improvement … Read more »

Treasury: Monthly Economic Indicators July 2017

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators report for July 2017 is now available on the Treasury website: http://bit.ly/2ufcveV The unemployment rate fell to 4.8% as labour force participation declines. Annual CPI inflation was 1.7%, lower than expectations. … Read more »

Auditor-General’s report: 2016 Long-Term Fiscal Position

Press Release – Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-Generals report Commentary on He Tirohanga Mokopuna: 2016 Statement on the Long-Term Fiscal Position was presented to the House of Representatives today. For this report, we reviewed the Treasurys latest long-term fiscal statement, … Read more »

Government message to DHB heads: ‘Keep quiet or else’

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Treasurys release of papers about Canterbury District Health Boards (CDHB) financial performance appears to have been deliberately designed to intimidate and silence senior DHB officials who have dared to question the adequacy of government … Read more »

Labour prioritises families and public services

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Families Package delivers a bigger income boost to more than 70 per cent of families with children than Budget 2017. By not spending $1.5 billion a year on tax cuts, Labour is able to do more for lower and middle income families and people … Read more »

Treasury self-congratulates on ‘diversity’

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

MEDIA RELEASE Treasury self-congratulations on diversity indicative of its lost focus on objective excellence Read more »

$528,000 New Zealand Cycle Trail boost

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $528,000 in 12 new projects for the upkeep of the Great Rides of New Zealand Cycle Trail, Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced today. Read more »

New Working Papers on Discount Rates and Income Taxation

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has published two new Working Papers on public sector discount rates and the marginal welfare cost of personal income taxation. Public Sector Discount Rates: A Comparison of Alternative Approaches was written by John Creedy and Hemant … Read more »

Tax and Fairness – Deborah Russell & Terry Baucher

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Restoring fairness to tax systems is a critical debate. While fairness and consistency has been a quest for many there are those who want will want to duck and dive to avoid the system. Deborah Russell and Terry Baucher have written Tax and Fairness … Read more »

Treasury’s Landcorp advice shows challenge to investment

Article – BusinessDesk

July 3 (BusinessDesk) – State-owned enterprise Landcorp Farming has repeatedly clashed with the governments financial adviser, the Treasury because it wants to reinvest cash to grow its business rather than return it to the government as dividends, papers … Read more »

Budget 2017: New classroom for Houghton Valley School

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Houghton Valley School in Wellington will receive funding to build a new classroom as part of Budget 2017, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. Read more »

Speech: Makhlouf – Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Productivity Hub Workshop Closing Address Published 16 Jun 2017 Speech delivered at the Productivity Hub Workshop in Wellington by Bryan Chapple on behalf of the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 16 June 2017. Read more »

Treasury puts Māori Land Service on red alert

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A damning Treasury report raises serious questions about the delivery of Te Ururoa Flavells proposed Mori Land Service, giving it a red rating which indicates major issues with the project, says Ikaroa-Rwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. Read more »

Latest major projects interim report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Latest major projects interim report released The Government has released the Major Projects Performance Report for the period November 2016 to March 2017, covering 55 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $38.5 billion. … Read more »

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