Government spending

9th Oct 20, 3:01pm
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
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
16th Sep 20, 1:00pm
Treasury's pre-election economic update: Rosier than expected short-term, more economic 'scarring' to set in medium-term; Housing market the bright spot
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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20th Jul 20, 4:05pm
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
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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
20th Jul 20, 4:05pm
20th Jul 20, 11:36am
ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden argues the Government is on the wrong track borrowing up a storm
ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden argues the Government is on the wrong track borrowing up a storm
20th Jul 20, 11:36am
16th Jul 20, 6:19pm
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'
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
9th Jul 20, 3:44pm
National Party Leader Todd Muller pledges a return to surplus and major government debt pay down without raising taxes or cutting benefits
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
18th Jun 20, 10:51am
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
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
15th May 20, 8:05am
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...
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
14th May 20, 3:05pm
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
We wrap up some of the public comments made in reaction to the 2020 Budget
14th May 20, 3:05pm
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14th May 20, 2:03pm
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
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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
14th May 20, 2:03pm
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7th May 20, 12:19pm
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
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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
7th May 20, 12:19pm
31st Mar 20, 10:58am
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
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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12th Mar 20, 12:03pm
Grant Robertson: Coronavirus emphasising need for diversification beyond China; targeted wage subsidies and tax relief for businesses on the way
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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
12th Feb 20, 10:23am
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
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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11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
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
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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
11th Dec 19, 5:09pm
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11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
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
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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
11th Dec 19, 1:00pm
3rd Dec 19, 7:01pm
Government gives itself more spending wriggle room sooner than expected, having met goal of reducing net debt to 20% of GDP
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
30th Nov 19, 10:28am
Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
Crown company borrows money for infrastructure from Crown entity at rate of 5.37% for the sake of keeping debt off government books, when the Government could've issued bonds at 3%
30th Nov 19, 10:28am
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
'You don't have to keep shouting... I imagine it's been heard' - RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr on his calls for the Government to spend more to stimulate the economy
14th Nov 19, 7:36am
12th Sep 19, 3:27pm
Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
Capacity constraints in the New Zealand economy would hinder any future fiscal stimulus plans according to S&P Global Ratings
12th Sep 19, 3:27pm
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
National's Paul Goldsmith doesn't believe 'there's a strong call' for Crown debt to be below the 20% of GDP mark it's currently at, despite National previously campaigning on reducing debt to 10%-15% of GDP by 2025
27th Aug 19, 3:29pm
27th Jul 19, 9:45am
High Court appeals line up against Auckland's potential East-West Link motorway even though the government hasn't publicly confirmed how, when or if it will be built
High Court appeals line up against Auckland's potential East-West Link motorway even though the government hasn't publicly confirmed how, when or if it will be built
27th Jul 19, 9:45am
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30th May 19, 2:58pm
Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
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Economists are concerned that Treasury hasn't incorporated recent slowing economic conditions in its forecasts and this could see the Government get into trouble in future years with its spending plans
30th May 19, 2:58pm
30th May 19, 2:02pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivers $3.5 billion budget surplus; Big-ticket items include spending on rail and reducing child poverty; Higher expenses to create more debt
Finance Minister Grant Robertson delivers $3.5 billion budget surplus; Big-ticket items include spending on rail and reducing child poverty; Higher expenses to create more debt
30th May 19, 2:02pm
15th May 19, 12:06pm
The NZ economy may have been coined the 'rockstar' economy in 2014, but not everyone benefited from this growth, says the Finance Minister as he explains how his 'wellbeing budget' aims to change this
The NZ economy may have been coined the 'rockstar' economy in 2014, but not everyone benefited from this growth, says the Finance Minister as he explains how his 'wellbeing budget' aims to change this
15th May 19, 12:06pm

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