$4.9M Loss as Minister Fails to Recover Charter Assets

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Taxpayers appear to have lost $4.9 million after the failure of a Northland charter school, that lasted only two years, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Annual Report Shows Raised Ambitions in 2015/16

Press Release – The Treasury

The Treasury has published its Annual Report for 2015/16 today. Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf praised the contribution that staff and high expectations have made to a successful year. Read more »

Tough Laws Needed To Stop Multinationals’ Rort

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Minister of Finance Bill English needs to face the reality of tightening New Zealand tax laws to make sure multinationals pay their fair share of tax, says New Zealand First Commerce and Revenue Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau. Read more »

$2.5 Billion on Prisons!

Press Release – NZ Seniors Party

On the news last night it was announced that the Government is going to spend an additional one billion dollars to facilitate the growing number of inmates in our prisons. On top of this, it would take between one and one and a half billion dollars … Read more »

Changes to government finance statistics releases

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Statistics NZ is introducing a new general government information release compiled under the Government Finance Statistics (GFS) framework on 5 December 2016. Read more »

Government Financial Statements, year ended 30/6/16

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the financial year ended 30 June 2016 were released today. Read more at: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/government/financialstatements/yearend/jun16 Read more »

Bigger surplus than expected as migration stokes tax take

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English today announced a bigger surplus than expected in the last fiscal year as a growing economy underpinned by an expanding population delivered a bigger tax take than anticipated. Read more »

Breast cancer drugs should be available

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour supports the Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalitions campaign for better access to cancer treatments as more patients are denied what is freely available in Australia, says Labours Health spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

Treasury Release: Monthly Economic Indicators September 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The September Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. The main points: Solid GDP growth in the June quarter was driven by construction, with … Read more »

Q+A: Gabriel Makhlouf

Press Release – TVNZ

Treasury Secretary and Chief Executive Gabriel Makhlouf told TVNZ 1s Q+A programme that probably the biggest risk for us at the moment is what we are seeing as growing protectionism around the world. And a small open economy like us needs to really … Read more »

Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“All politicians should take the Productivity Commission’s call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it’s called leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tertiary education – a system tied up in knots

Press Release – Productivity Commission

The report is a detailed inquiry into how well New Zealands tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of,trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills. As part of the inquiry, the Commission … Read more »

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. Read more »

Next step for housing infrastructure fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Councils can now submit indicative proposals for the Governments $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Press Release – Auckland Council

The councils Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people. Read more »

More emergency housing for Salvation Army

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Salvation Army is to receive more than $1.5 million to fund 884 emergency housing places across the country each year. Read more »

Predator Free NZ Pledge Never Accurately Costed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The National government has no idea how much money will be required to achieve its promise of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050, says New Zealand First Conservation Spokesperson Clayton Mitchell. Read more »

A Basic Income for Children is Better than Tax Cuts

Press Release – Basic Income New Zealand

Lowell Manning, President of Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ) is calling for a Universal Basic Income for Children. I like to call it a Kids Basic Income he says. Mr Manning said that a Universal Basic Income for Children would work much better … Read more »

Road pricing must not be used as a revenue grab

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Any new revenue raised by road pricing should be offset with reductions in petrol tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour, in response to the Auckland Transport Alignment Project released today . Read more »

Goff: CRL’s increasing cost estimates need to be explained

Press Release – Phil Goff

Auckland Mayoral candidate Phil Goff says that he is concerned at the increasing cost estimates emerging for the construction of the City Rail Link. Read more »

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