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Finance Minister is 'confident about the resilience' of the New Zealand economy, but warns supply chain issues could persist into next year
8th Jun 22, 1:40pm
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Finance Minister is 'confident about the resilience' of the New Zealand economy, but warns supply chain issues could persist into next year
Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
12th May 22, 9:23am
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Finance Minister believes NZ is in a strong position to weather the current global storms
Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
3rd May 22, 8:10am
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Finance Minister announces new debt ceiling and surplus targets, new headline debt measure, and a later return to surplus than earlier targeted
CTU economist questions how government spending is supposedly lifting prices when countries that have spent less than NZ are also experiencing high inflation
20th Apr 22, 12:47pm
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CTU economist questions how government spending is supposedly lifting prices when countries that have spent less than NZ are also experiencing high inflation
Finance Minister Grant Robertson not (yet at least) signalling intent to respond to the Reserve Bank's call for help tackling inflation
19th Apr 22, 2:57pm
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Finance Minister Grant Robertson not (yet at least) signalling intent to respond to the Reserve Bank's call for help tackling inflation
National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
18th Feb 22, 9:22am
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National struggles to identify meaningful spending cuts to reduce inflation, while Labour refuses to admit the part its policies have played in lifting prices
Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
21st Dec 21, 11:30am
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Economists worry government faces 'tough gig' supporting the economy and plugging the infrastructure deficit without exacerbating inflation
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