NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies

Article – BusinessDesk

June 15 (BusinessDesk) – NZBio has waded into the debate over using new biotechnologies, including genetic modification, backing a call by Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for another look at New Zealand’s attitude to risk. Read more »

NZ govt accounts in 10-month surplus on PIE inflows

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ Crown accounts unexpectedly in surplus in 10 months to April as PIE tax fills coffers Read more »

Fast Enterprises beats SAP, Oracle to win IRD’s IT contract

Article – BusinessDesk

Fast Enterprises beats SAP, Oracle for contract to replace NZ tax department’s IT system Read more »

Treasury Release : Monthly Economic Indicators May 2015

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The May 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 »

KiwiSaver providing poor value for money, Treasury says

Article – BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) – The Treasury recommended a wider review of the KiwiSaver scheme than just axing the $1,000 kick-start payment, arguing it represents poor value for money for the government and has vague aims, according to its regulatory … Read more »

NZ credit ratings unaffected by government’s 2015 budget

Article – BusinessDesk

May 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s credit ratings were unaffected by the government’s 2015 budget, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service say. Read more »

Books in good shape as surplus nears

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Crowns books are in good shape and on track to surplus as the Government maintains its careful and responsible management of public spending, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Low inflation, ACC changes slash $3.2B from Crown balance

Article – BusinessDesk

Low inflation, ACC changes slash $3.2B from Crown balance, as KiwiSaver perk axed to help kids Read more »

John Key selective with facts on capital gains tax advice

Press Release – Green Party

Both the IRD and the Treasury have produced previous advice supporting a capital gains tax, including advice about bright line tests advice that conflicts with John Keys statement today that Nationals about-face on a capital gains tax … Read more »

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 »

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