Budget

11 Oct 18, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says when the Govt Budget is in surplus, the focus comes much more onto the quality and overall value of the new spending being proposed, and that requires Ministers to make some very strong judgements
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11 Dec 17, 8:15am
Finance Minister details 'five point plan' for urban growth; will look at alternatives for Auckland's East-West link, but not interested in building 'the most expensive road in the world'
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1 Dec 17, 8:31am
Finance Minister Grant Robertson assures business community more of the numbers behind the Government's policies will be released on December 14 
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21 Aug 17, 2:01pm
ASB economists say the post-election Government will 'have the luxury of choice' when it comes to being able to spend; ANZ economists see 'a plentiful kitty for pork-barrel politics'
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21 Jul 17, 10:02am
First Union's Morgan Godfery on the black and blue Greens, raging against the system, getting deep with GoT, winter chills put heat on hospitals, Winston does a Don, a great Kiwi feed and more
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19 Dec 16, 10:50am
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says Steven Joyce's reputation for firm control over his Ministry may do some good in his new role as Finance Minister
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11 Dec 16, 5:02am
Bill English should refocus economic policy on increasing GDP per hour worked, rather than just total GDP
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4 Dec 16, 5:02am
The PM doesn’t trust the Treasury’s forecasts for the very long term and the very short term, but he thinks we should rely on the medium term one that says we can afford tax cuts, extra social spending, the quake rebuilds and debt repayment
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31 Mar 16, 5:03am
Cam Preston accuses the Government of managing the country's finances according to magician's theory
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10 Feb 16, 3:22pm
Labour questions how more taxpayer money is being spent on Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority PR when its supposedly scaling back
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25 Jan 16, 3:33pm
Cameron Preston questions why the Government's increased its pot of 'petty cash' 10-fold in the last 7 years, spending more in the name of 'unexpected circumstances'
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30 Oct 15, 2:48pm
Questions raised over how EQC reduced its estimated Canterbury quake claims cost by $455m; Grant Robertson suggests EQC's sweeping future costs under the rug
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14 Oct 15, 1:09pm
Treasury reports OBEGAL surplus of NZ$414 million in year to June 30, 2015; First budget surplus in 7 years; Govt meets political target; Result a turn-around from forecast of deficit in May Budget
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13 Oct 15, 10:13am
Cameron Preston questions whether the Government's using risky gambling on the movements of interest & currency rates to achieve a surplus
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24 Nov 14, 4:51pm
Key acknowledges Treasury may forecast budget deficit in December 16 HYEFU, but he remains confident of final surplus
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29 Jan 14, 2:33pm
Treasury says New Zealand economy needs to avoid becoming a 'one hit wonder'
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17 Dec 13, 1:04pm
NZ Govt says will borrow NZ$5 bln less in 2013/14 after underlying budget position improves as economic growth surges
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4 Dec 13, 9:40am
Finance Minister officially reveals that Govt's asset sales proceeds will fall short of targets
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23 Oct 13, 3:30pm
Meridian shares tipped to be priced at or just above the $1.50 bottom price in the range
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22 Oct 13, 11:19am
The institutional share offer for Meridian Energy closes today amid reports of strong interest
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