Budget 2018

22 May 18, 4:05pm
Minister of Housing Phil Twyford says MBIE correctly diagnosed the weakness in the Treasury’s KiwiBuild forecast & they're the ones implementing the policy
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21 May 18, 8:24am
A relief bounce following the Budget comes as hedge fund book squaring stops the slide in the NZD and other selling forces run out of steam at US$0.6850
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20 May 18, 6:54am
The Government's commitment to establishing a non-partisan fiscal costings body is the right move - you only need to revisit the $11.7b fiscal hole saga to see why, says Jason Walls
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18 May 18, 3:58pm
MBIE believes the value of residential property investment over the next 5 years will be 2-5 times higher than Treasury projects; Twyford says Treasury's math is 'simply wrong'
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18 May 18, 1:23pm
The Finance Minister is committing more funding to health over coming budgets, saying it will take six years for the Government to make up for years of underfunding in the sector
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18 May 18, 11:49am
Peter Dunne argues the real questions over the Budget arise not from its economics but with the politics of it
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18 May 18, 8:56am
Despite expectations of an environmental and biosecurity reset, Budget 2018 was a boring-as-usual effort offering little new direction for the rural community
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18 May 18, 8:25am
EY's David Snell assesses Grant Robertson's first Budget and concludes there's much more to do to boost all-important productivity growth
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18 May 18, 7:12am
Insurers back Government's move to spend $8 million on tribunal to help settle the thousands of outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims
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17 May 18, 5:44pm
Government commits to setting up an independent fiscal institution to provide non-partisan costings of political parties’ policies 
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17 May 18, 4:23pm
In his Budget speech to the House, Bridges again tries to drive a wedge between Labour and NZ First
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17 May 18, 3:25pm
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
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17 May 18, 2:28pm
Terry Baucher crunches all the tax news in the Budget, and says going into the 2020 election is when we might see changes in tax thresholds
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17 May 18, 2:14pm
Treasury halves forecast progress for KiwiBuild; Government to borrow to build 5,800 new public houses over four years
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17 May 18, 2:01pm
More than half of new spending goes to rebuilding public services and almost half of that is focused on health – Treasury’s GDP forecasts are optimistic at 3% over the next three years
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16 May 18, 12:17pm
Opposition Finance Spokeswoman Amy Adams is ramping up attacks on the Government as Budget day draws closer, her latest target is tax
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14 May 18, 3:07pm
The Finance Minister has spent weeks dampening Budget day expectations but experts say the healthy books will show the Government is on track to deliver its fiscal targets
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13 May 18, 7:02am
National has a new line of attack, calling the Government out for increasing debt by $10 billion. Although technically correct, Jason Walls says National needs to watch its step with this issue
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10 May 18, 12:10pm
Finance Minister Grant Robertson says ahead of next week's Budget announcement that the Govt will be spending $10 bln more over the next five years than the previous Govt promised; Is that it? asks National's Amy Adams
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9 May 18, 6:38am
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters unveils $900 million funding increase to help ‘rebuild our place in the world’
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