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Reviews target problems, improve lives, save millions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Government work to involve experts and ordinary New Zealanders in solving some big challenges, find solutions that last beyond a three year cycle, and improve lives also have the potential to save tax payers millions in the long run, Prime Minister … Read more »

Have Your Say on Living Standards Indicators for New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury is encouraging people to have their say on ways to measure the living standards of current and future New Zealanders. Read more »

No Treasury advice on oil and gas exploration ban

Article – BusinessDesk

Finance Minister received no Treasury advice on impact of oil and gas offshore exploration ban Read more »

May 2018 Monthly Economic Indicators report

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The May 2018 Monthly Economic Indicators report is now available on the Treasury website: http://bit.ly/2Jd9LKE . Overview: The Governments Budget and the Treasurys forecasts, released in May, largely met market expectations Consumption … Read more »

NZ government 10-month operating surplus tops forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

June 5 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand government’s operating surplus was just above forecast in the first 10 months of the year but the result was weighed on by higher-than-expected insurance claim costs. Read more »

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/4/18

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue was $65.3 billion for the ten months to 30 April 2018, close to forecast. Source deductions were $0.2 billion above forecast due to higher than expected seasonal upswing in April. Corporate tax was below forecast by $0.1 billion … Read more »

Government finances in line with forecasts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance 5 June 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT Government finances in line with forecasts The Governments surplus, revenue, expenses and net debt are all tracking in line with forecasts, according to the latest monthly … Read more »

Council agrees to Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

On Thursday 31 May Auckland Council agreed to implement a Regional Fuel Tax (RFT) unlocking more than $4 billion of critical investment in Aucklands transport network. Read more »

Policy Watch: Budget 2018 Special

Press Release – NZ Council of Christian Social Services

Budget 18 sets out the first steps in a plan for transformation a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders. Read more »

The Nation: Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The governments stuck fast to its fiscal responsibility rules in this years budget in a bid to boost business confidence, but has that come at a cost? It was aiming to be transformational, but critics say this years budget … Read more »

PSA statement on remarks by Housing Minister Phil Twyford

Press Release – Public Service Association

“The PSA is disappointed that the Minister of Housing has chosen to make personalised comments in this way. Read more »

Call to abolish capital charges on DHBs

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Capital charges on the countrys district health boards should be scrapped, says Lyndon Keene, Director of Policy and Research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

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