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The budget that failed Auckland

Tue, 31 May 2016 10:23:35 +1200 | The Policy Observatory

The 2016 budget offered Auckland nothing in the way of vision or hope and it continued the National Government’s threats against the Auckland Council. Threatening the Council with over-riding its democratic processes if it fails to release land for ...More >>

Nikkei Conference: NZ’s Response to the Trade Challenge

Tue, 31 May 2016 09:01:01 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Nikkei Conference: New Zealand’s Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake ...More >>

Post Cab Presser: Budgets, Trusts and Pacific Diplomacy

Mon, 30 May 2016 17:37:27 +1200 | Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key summarised last week’s budget and provided further detail about his upcoming trip to Fiji. He said that there has been “plenty going on” in the last couple of weeks and emphasised the need for Auckland council to ...More >>

Registrations for Northland workshop speaks volumes

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:29:04 +1200 | Northland Inc

The house-full signs are going up at a tourism workshop in Waitangi on Friday June 3 as Northland does its part to ensure Chinese visitors continue to be made to feel welcome to New Zealand.More >>

A failure of measurement: inside the Budget lock-up

Mon, 30 May 2016 13:01:45 +1200 | Max Rashbrooke

The funniest moment in last week’s lock-up – a closed-off room where journalists get early access to Budget documents under embargo – came when one of the government’s press secretaries explained to the assembled hacks that there had been a minor security ...More >>

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:34:36 +1200 | TVNZ

Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson told TV One’s Q+A programme that his party wants to see the whole tax system shift from a focus on incentivising speculation to incentivising investment in the productive economyMore >>

Q+A: Finance Minister Bill English interviewed by Corin Dann

Sun, 29 May 2016 15:31:26 +1200 | TVNZ

CORIN So you’ve had a couple of years now to get on top of this supply issue, but you still can’t. The market has failed, hasn’t it? You need to intervene. More >>

Budget 2016: Overview

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:37:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Budget 2016: Overview Budget 2016 is a forward-looking Budget that invests in a growing economy (All figures for four years to 2019/2020 unless otherwise stated) Looking ahead to the results of responsible economic management • Economic growth ...More >>

Accelerating Safety, Environmental & Business Performance

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:55:16 +1200 | Intent Group

New Zealand’s global competitiveness is declining. We’re not performing as well as we used to. So the knowledge that safety and care for the environment can be used as key drivers to accelerate business performance, will come as welcome news to many ...More >>

E tū says Budget will entrench inequality

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:14:18 +1200 | E Tu

E tū says the government has promised higher pay for workers, but instead the Budget will entrench inequality. More >>

Scoop Video: Inside The Budget 2014 Lockup

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:13:42 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The 2016 New Zealand Budget was presented on 26 May. Scoop was at the Budget Day lockup from 10.30am to 2pm today. Finance Minister Bill English delivered a presentation and took questions from the crowd.More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s Budget

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:02:26 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. Especially when ...More >>

Deloitte Budget commentary — 26 May 2016

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:06:34 +1200 | Deloitte

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered Budget 2016 to the nation. His eighth Budget confirms the government’s books are in relatively good shape – at least for now. But a combination of factors, including our ageing population, will impose ...More >>

English: Budget Speech

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:30:59 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2016/17 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. It’s a privilege to present the eighth Budget of this National-led Government. I recall our first Budget, delivered in difficult times, with Treasury forecasting ...More >>

NZ dollar falls as Fonterra forecast disappoints market

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:15:39 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand dollar fell after Fonterra Cooperative Group gave a lower-than-expected opening forecast for the 2017 milk payout, which it said partly reflected a strong currency, stoking expectations the Reserve Bank will cut ...More >>

2016 Budget a missed opportunity

Thu, 26 May 2016 17:05:03 +1200 | Tick for Kids

The Tick for Kids* coalition is disappointed that the Budget delivered today will do little to address the crisis of child poverty and hardship. More >>

Budget that keeps New Zealand on tracks, but with some gaps

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:05:03 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

The $719 million surplus and 3% growth flagged in today’s Budget reinforces New Zealand’s success as one of the healthiest and fastest growing countries in the developed world.More >>

Budget 2016: No Surprise Approach for Business says EMA

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:03:50 +1200 | Employers And Manufacturers Association

Budget 2016 held few surprises for business and sent a strong signal that the New Zealand economy is in good health. More >>

Budget continues a stable platform for business growth

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:02:38 +1200 | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Media Statement Thursday 26th May 2016 Budget continues a stable platform for business growth, says Chamber More >>

Funding shortfalls for health set to continue under

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:47:16 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The Government had an opportunity to fund public hospitals and health care properly after years of funding shortfalls – and decided not to,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>


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