Andrew Little’s Pre-Budget Speech

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Only on rare occasions does a single budget have a profound effect on the economy, and on peoples lives. Read more »

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury

Press Release – PSA

Invoice for $294,827,136 presented to Treasury by women public servants Women members of the Public Service Association (PSA) took an invoice for $294,827,136 to The Treasury this afternoon, representing the 14.1% gender pay gap in the public service. Read more »

Govt books confirm National can’t post surplus

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The last publication of the Governments books before the budget shows National will break its promise of seven years and two election campaigns and fail to get the books in order, says Labours Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Nine Months Ended 31 March 2015 Read more »

NZ Climate Change Documentary “HOT AIR” Now Free On Youtube

Press Release – Alister Barry

“HOT AIR – Climate Change Politics In NZ” – the award-winning feature length documentary which reveals how big business stopped NZ Government action on climate change – is being launched for on-demand free viewing today. Read more »

Will the Government’s 2015 budget focus on child poverty?

Press Release – NZCTU

Workers support the thousands of Kiwis who have already signed a petition calling on the Government to focus on child poverty in the 2015 Budget which will be released on 21 May. Read more »

Budget surplus next year becoming more challenging: English

Article – BusinessDesk

May 1 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Bill English is warning that achieving a budget surplus next year is becoming more difficult, with the Treasury forecasting tax revenue will be $4.5 billion lower over the next four years than was expected … Read more »

Christchurch ratepayers urged to fight to keep assets

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit

In her address to a local meeting today, DSC leader Stephnie de Ruyter urged Christchurch ratepayers to fight to retain full ownership of strategic infrastructure assets by lobbying the government for a more creative solution. Read more »

Council on track for a surplus

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has achieved an operating budget surplus for the first nine months of the 2014/15 financial year. Read more »

This weekend on The Nation 18 & 19 April 2015

Press Release – The Nation

A rare interview with Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf about the impact of the international economic recovery on New Zealand and the main opportunities and threats now facing the country. Read more »

Key Notes: Investing in education and innovation

Column – New Zealand National Party

Our focus as a government remains front and centre on ensuring the economy continues to perform well. Read more »

Innovation funding a boost to competitiveness

Press Release – BusinessNZ

An $80 million increase in funding for Growth Grants announced today will provide more incentives for companies to increase their research and development, BusinessNZ Chief Executive Phil OReilly said. Read more »

$80 Million More on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is shocked that the Government is wasting the last $80 million of the Future Investment Fund on corporate welfare through Callaghan Innovations ‘R&D grants. Read more »

2 BIG days to push forward open government in New Zealand

Press Release – Open Source Open Society

What does a truly open society look like? What happens when we apply the principles of open source technology to government, data and democracy? Read more »

RNZAF NH90’s a Scandal

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes the purchase of the Air Forces state-of-the-art NH90 helicopters verges on a scandal. Read more »

Open Source // Open Society Conference – Wgtn. April 16-17

Press Release – Open Source Open Society

Wellington, New Zealand, will be on the world stage on the 16th and 17th of April when it plays host to a collaboration between open source developers, democracy activists, government officials and digital tech heavyweights at the Open Source // Open Society … Read more »

Another $9M on Corporate Welfare

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the announcement from Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, and his Associate Minister, Jo Goodhew, that the Government will be spending another $9 million of taxpayers money on farming and forestry projects, Taxpayers Union … Read more »

Visitor economy support for local govt investment

Press Release – Tourism Industry Association

A healthy visitor economy is vital to the regions but local government support is essential, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says. Read more »

Makhlouf: Connecting Internationally

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

This afternoon, Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, is giving a speech to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle on international connections. Below is the text of the speech. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators March 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Real GDP rose 0.8% in the December quarter, the same as Treasurys HYEFU forecast Partial indicators for 2015 remain consistent with a solid growth outlook Nevertheless, the domestic inflation outlook remains weak with the RBNZ reaffirming … Read more »

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