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13 Dec 18, 1:03pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson's wellbeing budget to smash silos between government departments
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12 Dec 18, 7:52am
Capacity constraints, prudence and wellbeing set to feature in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update and Budget Policy Statement on Thursday
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10 Oct 18, 6:48am
Westpac economist Michael Gordon argues capacity constraints are restricting government spending more than its debt rules
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9 Oct 18, 1:11pm
The Crown's tax take has grown quicker than its expenses, putting the Government in a position better than forecast in the Budget, debt target reached 4 years early
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8 May 18, 3:27pm
Spoiler alert – the Finance Minister has plenty to be happy about, with a surplus almost $1 billion higher than expected
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13 Dec 17, 7:42am
ANZ economist believes the Government may have to reprioritise some of its spending if it wants to reduce debt and reach its other fiscal targets
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5 Oct 17, 12:39pm
Govt's final accounts for the past year come in $360m better than expected pre-election; National's Steven Joyce warns against spending it all at once; Warns of softer growth potential
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7 Mar 17, 10:00am
Higher than expected tax revenue and lower than forecast core expenses push govt's 7-month surplus to $1.145 bln, well above expectations
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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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5 Apr 13, 10:34am
Government's 8-month operating deficit before gains and losses comes in at a lower than forecast deficit of NZ$3 bln thanks to a higher tax take
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5 Dec 12, 10:09am
Government operating deficit already 6.3% worse than expected in first 4 mths of year due to lower tax take, interest rates
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6 Jul 12, 10:00am
Govt finances in better position than expected in May Budget due to higher corporate and GST tax take; ACC losses blow out operating deficit
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8 May 12, 9:44am
Govt tax take in nine months to March NZ$1.6 bln lower than pre-election forecast, but Treasury sees boost over next quarter
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4 Apr 12, 10:00am
Crown's tax take improves in Feb, but still 2.3% below forecast for first 8 months of financial year
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5 Dec 11, 10:03am
Government deficit 4% worse than forecast in four months to Oct; Treasury eyes heightened economic risks from Europe
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10 Nov 11, 10:07am
Lower than expected tax take sees government first quarter deficit NZ$210 mln worse than forecast at NZ$2.5 bln
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4 Nov 11, 10:26am
Opinion: Alex Tarrant on why we need to keep an eye on the Green Party's spending promises as well as Labour's (clue: it's due to MMP)
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6 Jul 11, 10:00am
Higher tax take, lower expenses means govt deficit before gains and losses could be NZ$700m better than expected at NZ$16b, Treasury says
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4 Apr 11, 11:33am
South Canterbury Finance's expected related party loan losses rise, hit government's books
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4 Apr 11, 10:33am
EQC costs see govt budget deficit in 8 months to Feb 23% worse than forecast in Dec, Treasury says
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