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Government spending

An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
12th Jul 21, 1:29pm
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An NZ Everyday Investor podcast episode ft. Jenée Tibshraeny on the Treasury's evolving approach towards debt, the drivers of inflation, whether people will be spooked by an interest rate hike, and more
The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
5th Jul 21, 7:08pm
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The Treasury warns the Government needs to start looking at the tax, health and superannuation systems, as an ageing population is set to send the country's debt too far north
Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
23rd Jun 21, 6:37pm
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Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh sees room for government spending to do more to support the economy in this structurally low interest rate environment
Grant Robertson commits to increasing the amount of money allocated towards new operational and capital expenditure in next Thursday's Budget, all the while reducing debt faster than planned
10th May 21, 11:03am
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Grant Robertson commits to increasing the amount of money allocated towards new operational and capital expenditure in next Thursday's Budget, all the while reducing debt faster than planned
Budget 2021 to be delivered on May 20; Finance Minister recommits to striking a 'balance' between investing in public services and housing, while keeping a lid on debt
24th Mar 21, 9:04am
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Budget 2021 to be delivered on May 20; Finance Minister recommits to striking a 'balance' between investing in public services and housing, while keeping a lid on debt
Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh says current debt levels are manageable and the Government has options when it comes to deciding who should bear the burden of repaying the debt
22nd Mar 21, 12:34pm
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Secretary to The Treasury Caralee McLiesh says current debt levels are manageable and the Government has options when it comes to deciding who should bear the burden of repaying the debt
Grant Robertson outlines his 2021 budget priorities, noting no changes to allowances published in December, but less debt than previously forecast due to a stronger economy
9th Feb 21, 7:59am
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Grant Robertson outlines his 2021 budget priorities, noting no changes to allowances published in December, but less debt than previously forecast due to a stronger economy
Government books only $3.2 billion in the red, as New Zealanders spend more and require less support via the wage subsidy than expected
10th Nov 20, 11:22am
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Government books only $3.2 billion in the red, as New Zealanders spend more and require less support via the wage subsidy than expected
Paul Goldsmith on why using borrowed money to invest in the Super Fund is a bad idea, even if halting contributions would reduce the size of the fund by $20 billion over 10 years
9th Oct 20, 3:01pm
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Paul Goldsmith on why using borrowed money to invest in the Super Fund is a bad idea, even if halting contributions would reduce the size of the fund by $20 billion over 10 years
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
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Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
Grant Robertson puts $14b of $20b Covid-19 fund aside should this be needed in the future, but leaves himself $2.4b to allocate in the next three weeks
20th Jul 20, 4:05pm
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Grant Robertson puts $14b of $20b Covid-19 fund aside should this be needed in the future, but leaves himself $2.4b to allocate in the next three weeks
ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden argues the Government is on the wrong track borrowing up a storm
20th Jul 20, 11:36am
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ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden argues the Government is on the wrong track borrowing up a storm
Paul Goldsmith wants to cut 'nice-to-have spending', including NZ Super Fund contributions, saying National 'can’t and doesn’t want to outspend Labour'
16th Jul 20, 6:19pm
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Paul Goldsmith wants to cut 'nice-to-have spending', including NZ Super Fund contributions, saying National 'can’t and doesn’t want to outspend Labour'
National Party Leader Todd Muller pledges a return to surplus and major government debt pay down without raising taxes or cutting benefits
9th Jul 20, 3:44pm
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National Party Leader Todd Muller pledges a return to surplus and major government debt pay down without raising taxes or cutting benefits
Why the Government needs to start paying attention to where the money being pumped into the economy via QE is going, and who's going to pay for it
18th Jun 20, 10:51am
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Why the Government needs to start paying attention to where the money being pumped into the economy via QE is going, and who's going to pay for it
The easy part's done - the Government's kept the lights on. Now for actually pulling off the rebuild and making tough calls to reset the economy...
15th May 20, 8:05am
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The easy part's done - the Government's kept the lights on. Now for actually pulling off the rebuild and making tough calls to reset the economy...
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
14th May 20, 2:03pm
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Budget 2020 sees another $16 billion allocated towards COVID relief packages, including an extended wage subsidy; Treasury forecasts a $28 billion budget deficit in 2020 and a $60 billion bond issuance programme for 2021
Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
7th May 20, 12:19pm
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Next week's Budget to focus on strengthening the public sector, providing increasingly targeted support for households and businesses and rebuilding a new-look New Zealand
The Government is literally throwing money at the coronavirus problem at bewildering speed. If you are finding it all hard to keep track of developments, interest.co.nz is here to help
31st Mar 20, 10:58am
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The Government is literally throwing money at the coronavirus problem at bewildering speed. If you are finding it all hard to keep track of developments, interest.co.nz is here to help
Grant Robertson: Coronavirus emphasising need for diversification beyond China; targeted wage subsidies and tax relief for businesses on the way
12th Mar 20, 12:03pm
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Grant Robertson: Coronavirus emphasising need for diversification beyond China; targeted wage subsidies and tax relief for businesses on the way
Budget 2020 to be delivered on May 14; Government's priorities to include just transition to low-emissions economy, future of work, Maori and Pacific, child wellbeing and physical and mental wellbeing
12th Feb 20, 10:23am
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Budget 2020 to be delivered on May 14; Government's priorities to include just transition to low-emissions economy, future of work, Maori and Pacific, child wellbeing and physical and mental wellbeing
S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
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S&P comfortable with Govt upping debt as economic growth eases; Economists see less need for OCR cuts; Construction sector wants detail on infrastructure spend so it can gear up; National unhappy with deficit forecast for 2020
Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
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Grant Robertson announces extra $6.8 billion to be allocated towards transport infrastructure; New capital spending won't get out the door until 2021; Treasury forecasts lower tax revenue and weaker economic growth
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
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Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP