National must cover cost of failed TV take-back scheme

Press Release – Green Party

National must bail out the community organisations and small businesses that are carrying the cost of its failed TV Take Back scheme, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Treasury Release : Monthly Economics Indicators July 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The July Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more »

Taxing Struggling Families to Boost Bureaucrats Shameful

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to Labour leader David Cunliffes announcement that a Labour Government would ensure public servants would receive at least the Living Wage, significantly more than their private sector counterparts, Taxpayers Union Executive Director … Read more »

Talent2 Statement re Novopay Announcement

Press Release – Talent2

Talent2 and the Ministry of Education have agreed that the management and operation of the Novopay payroll service will transition from Talent2 to a new Government owned company on 17 October 2014. The decision has been reached by mutual agreement in … Read more »

Govt fudging figures over Transmission Gully

Press Release – Green Party

The government is fudging the figures over Wellington road project, Transmission Gully, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Transmission Gully by 2020 great news

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says confirmation work will get underway this year on the 27 kilometre Transmission Gully motorway is great news for all Wellingtonians. Read more »

WGP and NZTA reach financial close for Transmission Gully

Press Release – Wellington Gateway Partnership

The Wellington Gateway Partnership (WGP) and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) have reached financial close completing contract negotiations and financial arrangements for the NZ$1b Transmission Gully Motorway. Read more »

Puhoi highway won’t help Northland roads

Press Release – Green Party

The draft decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to grant resource consent to the proposed $1.65 billion Puhoi motorway doesnt stop it being a waste of money, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Tax officials to work with bloodstock breeding industry

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Nathan Guy and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have confirmed that Inland Revenue officials will work with the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Association on a number of tax issues raised by the industry. Read more »

Australia Gets Another Competitive Advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Responding to the news that the Australian Senate has voted to abolish Australias carbon tax, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Union says: Read more »

$107.5m to Lincoln University science re-build

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government has approved in principle to provide up to $107.5 million in capital funding toward the rebuilding of Lincoln Universitys science facilities destroyed … Read more »

Government punishes beneficiary babies

Press Release – Green Party

Papers released to the Green Party shows that the Government turned their back on babies of beneficiaries against official advice, said the Green Party today. Documents released by Treasury to the Green Party under the Official Information Act show that … Read more »

DOC restructuring a failure

Press Release – Green Party

The State Services Commission has found that the Governments restructuring of the Department of Conservation (DOC) is not working, the Green Party said today. Read more »

SSC Releases Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) Reports

Press Release – State Services Commission

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviews released by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today include the full reviews of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Treasury. Read more »

The Beehive is Not an Incubator

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers Union is attacking Government grants to companies resident in technology-focused incubators. Executive Director Jordan Williams says: Read more »

Taxes and Votes

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

On TV1s Q&A programme, David Cunliffe boasted that his proposed new capital gains tax would collect an extra $5 billion a year. That is the biggest tax hike in the history of New Zealand. Which is saying something. Read more »

No encore for the ‘Rock Star’ economy?

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Another significant shortfall in the Governments books suggests the economic recovery may have already passed most New Zealanders by, Labour Finance spokesperson David Parker says. Read more »

Financial Statements of the NZ Govt to 31 May 2014

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eleven months ended 31 May 2014 were released by the Treasury today. These statements are compared against forecasts based on the Budget and Fiscal Update (BEFU), released on 15 May 2014. Read more »

NZ govt operating deficit bigger than expected as tax take l

Article – BusinessDesk

Jul. 8 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government posted a bigger operating deficit than forecasts in the May Budget, as company tax and GST again lagged expectations. Read more »

Key Notes 4/7/14: Why are we investing in roads?

Column – New Zealand National Party

I really enjoyed the National Party conference over the weekend. The Party is in great spirits and we are looking forward to a busy campaign. Read more »

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