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Weekly Overview 30 March 2017

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Banking and Finance, BNZ Economist Tony Alexander, Business, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Weekly Overview 30 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: BNZ Economist Tony Alexander – Analysis: Headline: Weekly Overview 30 March 2017 Thursday March 30th 2017 This week’s Overview is a bit of a mish mash with commentary on household debt, cows, and US fiscal policy. If you’ve got something better to do go do it as there isn’t much new […]

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Growing the New Zealand economy

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fair tax, farmers, Green Party, Kiwibank, manufacturing, Opposition News, Politics, research and development  /  Comments Off on Growing the New Zealand economy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Growing the New Zealand economy We are committed to delivering a better quality of life for everyone.   So we’re going to build an economy that works for society and the environment, not the other way round: We’ll create the incentives for businesses to invest […]

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Input sought on insurer law review

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Economy, Finance, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Business, Press Release, Reserve Bank of New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Input sought on insurer law review

MIL OSI – Source: Reserve Bank of New Zealand – News/Statement: Headline: Input sought on insurer law review Release date 30 March 2017 The Reserve Bank today published an issues paper for its review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010 (IPSA). Head of Prudential Supervision Toby Fiennes said: “Public consultation is an important element […]

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Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates for February 2017 released

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates for February 2017 released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates for February 2017 released Tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year to February 2017, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) […]

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Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Bay of Plenty and Auckland top regional GDP increases Regional Gross Domestic Product: Year ended March 2016  –  Media Release Twelve of the 15 regional economies in New Zealand recorded nominal GDP increases in the year ended March 2016, Stats NZ said today. Provisional estimates show […]

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Travel agents warned not to risk unlawful immigration advice

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Travel agents warned not to risk unlawful immigration advice

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: Travel agents warned not to risk unlawful immigration advice The New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) has launched a campaign to inform South African travel agents about what immigration assistance they can legally provide their clients. “Travel agents […]

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Annual Balance Sheets – information releases

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Annual Balance Sheets – information releases

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Annual Balance Sheets – information releases This new balance sheet information is part of a project to fill gaps in New Zealand’s current suite of national accounts. These gaps make it difficult to relate economic growth to the accumulation of wealth, and to understand how […]

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Building leadership capability in the primary industries

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Building leadership capability in the primary industries

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries – Press Release/Statement Headline: Building leadership capability in the primary industries Date: 29 Mar 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: emergingleaders@mpi.govt.nz The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), AGMARDT (The Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust) and Te Hono are […]

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Tax policy news – 29 March 2017 – AEOI

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Inland Revenue Department, New Zealand, Press Release, Public Sector, Taxation  /  Comments Off on Tax policy news – 29 March 2017 – AEOI

MIL OSI – Source: Inland Revenue Department – Release/Statement Headline: Tax policy news – 29 March 2017 – AEOI As part of implementing the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters (commonly referred to as AEOI), New Zealand is required to publish a list of jurisdictions that Inland […]

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Bulletin article reviews business cycle

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Reserve Bank, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Bulletin article reviews business cycle

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Reserve Bank – Release/Statement Headline: Bulletin article reviews business cycle Release date 29 March 2017 More subdued growth, due to persistent spare capacity in the global economy following the global financial crisis, has been a key feature of the current New Zealand business cycle. This is a key take-out […]

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Huge win for smokers

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Huge win for smokers

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Huge win for smokers HUGE WIN FOR SMOKERS WANTING TO KICK THE HABIT (AND SAVE MONEY) 29 MARCH 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming today’s announcement by the Associate Minister of Health, Nicky Wagner, that the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes will be made legal. Jordan Williams, […]

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Banned vessel allowed to return after cleaning

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Banned vessel allowed to return after cleaning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries – Press Release/Statement Headline: Banned vessel allowed to return after cleaning Date: 29 Mar 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz A biofouled vessel ordered to leave Tauranga earlier this month has been allowed to return after being cleaned outside […]

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Business research and development up 29 percent to $1.6 billion

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Business, Economy, Public Sector, Statistics New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Business research and development up 29 percent to $1.6 billion

MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Business research and development up 29 percent to $1.6 billion Research and Development Survey: 2016  –  Media Release Computer services and machinery manufacturing firms led the way in an almost 30 percent lift in business spending on research and development (R&D) in 2016, Stats NZ said […]

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Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Economy, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Treasury, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Treasury – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes Page updated 28 Mar 2017 This Staff Insight article explains the role of the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO) and sets out the recent changes to NZECO’s mandate […]

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Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes — The Treasury

Published By   /  March 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, AcademicsResearchers, Economy, International, Media, New Zealand Treasury, Public Sector, PublicStudents, StaffInsightsRangitaki  /  Comments Off on Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes — The Treasury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Treasury – Release/Statement Headline: Treasury Staff Insights: Rangitaki – New Zealand Export Credit Office: Recent mandate and products changes — The Treasury Page updated 28 Mar 2017 This Staff Insight article explains the role of the New Zealand Export Credit Office (NZECO) and sets out the recent changes to […]

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Reward still stands for reports of ‘wanted’ bird

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Reward still stands for reports of ‘wanted’ bird

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries – Press Release/Statement Headline: Reward still stands for reports of ‘wanted’ bird Date: 27 Mar 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) continues to offer a $1,000 reward to Bay of Plenty residents who […]

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Justin Lester’s gloating extraordinary and unjustified

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Justin Lester’s gloating extraordinary and unjustified

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Justin Lester’s gloating extraordinary and unjustified MONDAY, 27 MARCH 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taxpayers’ Union staff had to check it wasn’t April-fool’s day when they received Wellington Mayor Justin Lester’s media release about rate hikes in wellington of “just” 3.3% this afternoon. Reacting to Mr Lester’s media statement, […]

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Biosecurity staff snare live snake at Auckland Airport

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Biosecurity staff snare live snake at Auckland Airport

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries – Press Release/Statement Headline: Biosecurity staff snare live snake at Auckland Airport Date: 27 Mar 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz Biosecurity officials have snared a live snake that hitchhiked to New Zealand on a private jet. The snake […]

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Tax policy news – 27 March 2017

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Inland Revenue Department, New Zealand, Press Release, Public Sector, Taxation  /  Comments Off on Tax policy news – 27 March 2017

MIL OSI – Source: Inland Revenue Department – Release/Statement Headline: Tax policy news – 27 March 2017 This special report provides early information on changes to the foreign trust disclosure rules introduced by the Taxation (Business Tax, Exchange of Information, and Remedial Matters) Act 2017.  Full coverage of the new legislation will appear in the […]

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New report: Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year

Published By   /  March 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on New report: Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: New report: Bracket creep costing average Kiwi worker $500/year NEW REPORT SHOWS BRACKET CREEP COSTING AVERAGE KIWI WORKER $500 / YEAR MONDAY, 27 MARCH 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government’s failure to index tax brackets to inflation since 2010 now costs the average Kiwi income earner almost […]

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