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Rail business case gets regional council backing

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

A business case that will be used to apply for central government funding for a start-up passenger rail service has today received backing from Waikato regional councillors. Read more »

High unemployment drives teen to transform his district

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The hard work and dedication of an emerging young leader in Horowhenua has paid off after his project was supported by the Provincial Growth Fund today. Read more »

Provincial Growth Fund needs more oversight

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Shane Jones failure to declare dozens of meetings legitimises concerns of the Provincial Growth Fund model, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Govt operating deficit wider than expected

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) – The government’s operating deficit for the September quarter was wider than forecast, but Treasury said it expects this to reverse in coming months as the tax take ticks up. Read more »

Independent fiscal institution for New Zealand

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The Treasury is suggesting a new institution to improve transparency around governmental taxing and spending. Read more »

Treasury Secretary to sit in on RBNZ monetary policy reviews

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf will sit in on the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy reviews from this month, pre-empting a legislative change. Read more »

NZ govt operating surplus beats expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt operating surplus beats expectations as tax take swells 6.1% By Paul McBeth Read more »

Government books show surplus, falling net debt

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A strong surplus and falling net debt reflect a growing economy and show the Coalition Government is managing the books responsibly, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Business encouraged to shape new infrastructure agency

Press Release – EMA

Industry has the chance to shape a new independent infrastructure body being established by Government. Read more »

Treasury enhances focus on the Crown’s balance sheet

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has today announced a number of internal changes designed to embed the application of a consistent and holistic approach to managing the Crowns financial assets and liabilities. Read more »

Treasury Staff Insights: Stats NZ’s Integrated Data

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki article details how the creation of Stats NZs Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) has been revolutionary for the research community in New Zealand. In its combination of administrative data, Census data, and sample … Read more »

Treasury picking steady growth to year-end

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Treasury is expecting steady growth through to the end of the year, supported by the governments Families Package, on-going high net migration and a modest recovery in housing activity. Read more »

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