Winter Energy Payment

Press Release – Electricity Networks Association

The Electricity Networks Association (ENA) has welcomed the Governments winter energy payment to help lower income households. Read more »

Labour’s mini-budget delivers fiscal restraint

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Grant Robertsons pre-Christmas spend-up appears to tie his hand in years to come, and offers a welcome dose of fiscal restraint, says the Taxpayers Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, reacting to todays Half Year Economic and … Read more »

Coalition and Confidence and Supply Agreement covered

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The costs of delivering on commitments made in the Coalition and Confidence and Supply Agreements will be met within the operating and capital allowances set out in the 2018 Budget Policy Statement, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Read more »

Government will deliver for all New Zealanders

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government will deliver for all New Zealanders The Governments policy programme will deliver a stable and growing economy which is fair for all New Zealanders, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. The Budget Policy Statement (BPS) released today … Read more »

Public deserves to know cost of coalition promise

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Police Minister owes it to the public to come clean about the true cost of their coalition promise to recruit 1800 new sworn police, National Party Police Spokesperson Chris Bishop says. Read more »

Multinationals tax legislation introduced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Legislation just introduced to Parliament will prevent multinationals from avoiding tax by shifting profits out of New Zealand, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said today. The legislation also reflects an important objective of the Labour New Zealand First … Read more »

Treasury urges govt not to rush on tax review

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 7 (BusinessDesk) – The Treasury warned the government’s planned review of the tax system will be too rushed and suggested it extend the timeframe along with other reviews of New Zealand’s monetary and fiscal policy settings. Read more »

Monetary policy grapples with drivers of weak inflation

Press Release – Reserve Bank

Inflation in New Zealand and world-wide has been persistently low since the 2008 global financial crisis, partly because of factors such as globalisation, the growth of China, the rise of the digital economy, and low inflation expectations. Read more »

NZ Government Financial Statements for 4 Months (ended Oct)

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the four months ended 31 October 2017 Read more »

Government may cut National’s ‘unbudgeted’ projects

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 4 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says her government may scrap projects announced by the previous administration, some of which didn’t have money set aside for them in the budget. Read more »

NZORD calls for separate fund for people with rare disorders

Press Release – NZORD

The New Zealand Organisation for Rare Disorders (NZORD) is calling on the Minister of Health to urgently establish an Orphan Drugs Fund that sits within the Ministry, operating outside PHARMACs current legislative requirements. Read more »

Robertson – ANZ Business Breakfast Speech

Speech – New Zealand Government

Embargoed until 8:00am 1 December 2017 Check against delivery Grant Robertson ANZ Business Breakfast Speech 1 st December 2017 Read more »

Robertson: Achieving shared prosperity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Achieving shared prosperity Finance Minister Grant Robertson has laid out the new Governments economic strategy in a major speech in Auckland today. This Government will be an active partner in the economy. We have already begun to lay down the foundations … Read more »

Robertson to announce date for pre-Christmas fiscal plan

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Finance Minister Grant Robertson will use a major speech in Auckland on Friday to announce the date of the pre-Christmas fiscal update and Budget Policy Statement, cementing in place the timetable for achieving key elements … Read more »

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight

Press Release – McGuinness Institute

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight a workshop exploring the shape of a postTreaty settlement New Zealand Read more »

Government needs to put a ceiling on debt

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels its prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says. Read more »

NZ financial risks have stabilised – S&P

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – The risks facing New Zealand’s financial system have stabilised as house price inflation and credit growth slow due to tighter macroprudential tools implemented by the Reserve Bank and higher lending rates, Standard & Poors … Read more »

Treasury: Monthly Economic Indicators for October

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators report for October 2017 is now available: Key points: An easing in surveyed business activity and soft agricultural production points to slower growth in the September quarter than forecast in the Pre-election … Read more »

NZ govt’s operating deficit in line with expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ govt’s operating deficit in line with expectations in first three months; debt below forecast Read more »

NZ dollar edges lower after tepid inflation expectations

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 6 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dipped against the greenback after inflation expectations remained tepid and after the NZ Debt Management Office postponed a 10-year bond tender. Read more »

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