Papers describe litany of incredulity

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Annette King MP for Rongotai Health Spokesperson 15 July 2016 Papers describe litany of incredulity Treasury documents which slate the Governments plans for a national bowel screening programme confirm the proposal was nothing more than a political … Read more »

ACC sought $158mn in Budget 2016, got $26.4mn

Article – BusinessDesk

July 14 (BusinessDesk) – The Accident Compensation Commission requested an extra $158 million in funding for 2016/17 from the government ahead of Budget 2016, but Treasury instead recommended an interim payment of just $26.4 million be funded to … Read more »

Environment Canterbury welcomes new Wainono funding

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Nick Smith that Te Rnanga o Waihao would receive more than $500,000 for restoration of Wainono Lagoon in South Canterbury. Read more »

Pot of Gold at Mothballed Charity Health Procurement Failure

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Minister of Health needs to explain to taxpayers how $3million is sitting in the account of a defunct charity when the money was supposed to be used to help smokers quit. Radio NZ reports that the Government has sought legal advice over the Quit … Read more »

Budget 2016 information release

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has published documents relating to Budget 2016 decisions on its website and these can be found at the following link: http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/informationreleases/budget/2016/ Read more »

Tax changes should have been made 3 years ago

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 13 July 2016 Tax changes should have been made 3 years ago National could have avoided the international stain on our reputation from the Panama Papers if it had let IRDs … Read more »

Admin & Support Services Benchmarking Report 2014/15

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury has released its sixth report on the cost, efficiency and effectiveness of administrative and support (A&S) services across 26 public sector agencies. This report assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of agencies’ back office functions, … Read more »

Making monetary policy decisions

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Making monetary policy decisions The Reserve Bank regularly reviews and refines its monetary policy decision making process to help it better handle economic uncertainty and improve the quality of policy decisions, Assistant Governor John McDermott said … Read more »

Labour to recycle housing funds 25 times in a decade

Article – BusinessDesk

July 11 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party expects to recycle the funds employed in its mass affordable home-building scheme up to 25 times within a decade to achieve its goal of building 100,000 new homes while committing just $2 billion to achieving … Read more »

New official figures show DHB’s financial strife

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New figures from the Ministry of Health show 12 out of 20 district health boards have not been fully funded this year to cope with the aging population, says Labours Health spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

News Flash on Immigration

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 8 JULY 2016 News Flash on Immigration So it is official. Mass immigration is the cause of the housing crisis. Now watch the Reserve Bank being accused of being … Read more »

Banks the latest to voice concerns over housing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 8 July 2016 Banks the latest to voice concerns over housing The Reserve Bank has revealed banks are becoming more and more concerned about the effects of the housing … Read more »

NZ dollar rises as Spencer speech creates doubts

Article – BusinessDesk

July 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar gained, making it a standout against a broadly stronger greenback, after Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer flagged concerns over house prices without announcing any immediate measures to tackle the … Read more »

Property Institute questions timing of statement

Press Release – New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has questioned the wisdom of the timing of this evenings Reserve Bank statement to the Wellington Branch of the Institute of Valuers – warning that it will almost certainly lead to … Read more »

Rental property owners threatened

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

The Reserve Bank has stated that housing supply is the real issue in house price increases. However because they cannot influence supply, they are threatening rental property providers with tighter Loan-to-Value Ratios (LVRs) and Limits on Debt-to-Income … Read more »

Housing risks require a broad policy response

Press Release – The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Growing imbalances in the housing market require policy action on a number of fronts, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Press Release – The Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eleven months ended 31 May 2016 Read more »

NZ budget surplus exceeds forecast in 11 months to May 31

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ budget surplus exceeds forecast in 11 months to May 31, on track to meet full-year surplus Read more »

Infrastructure fund will ‘de-risk’ housing costs – Smith

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s $1 billion housing infrastructure fund will “de-risk” the costs of future-proofing development in high-growth areas for a local government sector that still recalls the debacle over Kaipara District … Read more »

Convention Centre Just Another Failure For Brownlee

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Gerry Brownlee should admit defeat he will never get a gold star for work overseeing the recovery of Christchurch following devastating earthquakes, says New Zealand First. Read more »

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