Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eight months ended 29 February 2016 Read more »

CYFS changes should not overshadow the funding crisis

Press Release – Green Party

Proposed changes to Child, Youth and Family Services (CYFS) look promising, but should not overshadow that there is still an urgent funding crisis in CYFS, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Key Fosters Banana Republic Approach

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The just released Panama Papers demonstrate the double standards the National Government has when it comes to taxation. Dirty money is being washed through New Zealand to evade tax and hide other serious financial and taxation manipulation, says … Read more »

More low alcohol beer will lead to reduced harm

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

Many New Zealanders say harm caused by alcohol can be reduced if more people drink low-alcohol beer, a new survey shows. The Horizon survey of 1141 New Zealanders, published today by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC), found that almost … Read more »

No need for ‘radically different’ inflation target: Makhlouf

Article – BusinessDesk

March 30 (BusinessDesk) – Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf says he’s seen no evidence that the policy framework between the Reserve Bank and the Finance Minister needs to be “radically different” despite weak inflation, and the department’s … Read more »

Govt has no idea how much tax multinationals are avoiding

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government has admitted it has no idea of the amount of tax it is missing out on from multinational companies that are avoiding paying their fair share of tax, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Baby Box, Same Idea, Different Continents – Tackling Poverty

Press Release – McGuinness Institute

Wendy McGuinness is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Weber, the Chief Education Officer from The Baby Box Co is joining us in Queenstown on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 (tomorrow) at the start of the TacklingPovertyNZ tour. Jennifer is based in Alberta, … Read more »

UBI as a Reconceptualisation of Income Tax

Article – Keith Rankin

I am worried that too much of the recent talk around the introduction of a universal basic income has been unhelpful. The concept defined in 1991 is still not understood by the politicians and journalists who represent the public’s main source … Read more »

The Treasury championing change in diversity and inclusion

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf attended the inaugural Champions for Change summit on Monday 14 March, following the launch of the initiative in November 2015. This group of CEOs and Chairs from across New Zealands private and public sectors is … Read more »

All companies should pay fair share of tax

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Figures in the New Zealand Herald raise serious concerns about the amount of tax paid by offshore corporations and should see action by the Government, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Trust, Transparency and the Facts

Speech – The Treasury

Speech delivered at IPANZ in Auckland by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 14 March 2016. Read more »

Troutfishing Lobby Backs River Protection Calls

Press Release – New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing advocacy, the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers, has backed calls by the Tourism Industry, the Environmental Defence Society and Department of Conservation to safeguard public rivers. Read more »

Funding for irrigation unlocks potential

Press Release – Irrigation NZ

Irrigation New Zealand applauds the latest announcement by Government sighting three more grants by the Irrigation Acceleration Fund $804,000 for the Wairarapa Water Use Project, $575,000 for Ruataniwha (Hawkes Bay) and $250,000 for Gisbornes … Read more »

Wairarapa irrigation scheme – another waste of millions?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government needs to stop now and analyse whether the proposed Wairarapa water storage projects at Tividale and Black Creek are a waste of millions of dollars, says Labours Water spokesperson David Parker. Read more »

Speech: Connecting with Asia

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Speech delivered in Auckland by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 9 March 2016. Read more »

National’s failed education plans leave $120m unspent

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Students are paying the cost of National’s educational failure with $120 million still in the bank that should’ve been spent on kids education, Labours Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

Financial Statements of NZ Government, 7 months to 31/1/16

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the seven months ended 31 January 2016 Read more »

Improving financial reporting in the public sector

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

This afternoon the Auditor-Generals report Improving financial reporting in the public sector was presented to the House of Representatives. In 2009, we published a discussion paper that set out our concerns about the financial reporting standards … Read more »

Product stewardship, $430k grant awarded to Interbloc

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Interbloc was today recognised for its efforts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of its products, with Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith awarding product accreditation to the companys Envirocon scheme under the Waste Minimisation Act. Read more »

1000 primary and secondary schools in deficit

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Almost 1000 schools or 40 per cent of New Zealands state and integrated primary and secondary schools are in deficit, Labours Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. Read more »

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