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Pre-Budget Speech 2017 to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Pre-Budget Speech 2017 to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Pre-Budget Speech 2017 to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Good afternoon. Thank you John and Peter and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Special guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to be here. Budget 2017 is now just under one month away and preparations are […]

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New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New net debt target of 10-15 per cent by 2025 The Government has set a new medium-term fiscal target of reducing net debt to between 10 and 15 per cent of GDP by 2025, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “We have made great progress in […]

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Government to allocate $11b in new capital

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Government to allocate $11b in new capital

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to allocate $11b in new capital The Government will allocate $11 billion in new capital infrastructure over the next four Budgets in addition to spending already included in agency baselines, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “We are growing faster than we have for a […]

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$1.4b surplus in Crown Accounts to February

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on $1.4b surplus in Crown Accounts to February

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $1.4b surplus in Crown Accounts to February The Crown accounts for the eight months to 28 February posted a $1.4 billion operating surplus before gains and losses, $912 million better than expected at the half yearly update, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Higher tax revenues […]

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Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on urban planning

Published By   /  March 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on urban planning

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on urban planning Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report Better Urban Planning. “The report is a comprehensive study of the workings of New Zealand’s current urban planning regime and it proposes major changes […]

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Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on tertiary education

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on tertiary education

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on tertiary education Finance Minister Steven Joyce, and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report New models of tertiary education. “We would like to acknowledge the Commission’s time and effort […]

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Construction and services drive growth

Published By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Construction and services drive growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Construction and services drive growth The construction and services industries drove New Zealand’s economic growth in the December quarter as some other sectors eased back, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. Statistics New Zealand reported Gross Domestic Product grew by 0.4 per cent in the December […]

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Seven month surplus better than expected

Published By   /  March 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Seven month surplus better than expected

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Seven month surplus better than expected The Government’s books are better than expected, with a $1.1 billion OBEGAL surplus for the seven months to January, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Stronger tax revenues as a result of a healthier economy are flowing through to the […]

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Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do

Published By   /  March 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do Progressively lifting the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67 is the responsible and fair thing to do for New Zealand, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Average life expectancy is increasing by […]

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Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce – NZ Economy

Published By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce – NZ Economy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce – NZ Economy Good afternoon. Thank you Michael and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, and new Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas and Massey University for hosting this event. Special guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s a pleasure to […]

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Helping kids or billionaires?

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, corporate welfare, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, inequality, Investment, multinational tax avoidance, NZVIF, Opposition News, Peter Thiel, Politics, Sky City, SkyCity, Society & Culture, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Helping kids or billionaires?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Helping kids or billionaires? So many issues boil down to a question of values – these shape the choices that we make. The values of our Government have again been revealed this week. They are choosing to use taxpayers’ funds to help big business, instead […]

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Finance Minister requests cost-benefit analysis on DTIs

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Finance Minister requests cost-benefit analysis on DTIs

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Finance Minister requests cost-benefit analysis on DTIs A full cost-benefit analysis on Debt-to-Income (DTI) limits and public consultation will be conducted by the Reserve Bank before any decision is made on the potential use of the macro-prudential policy tool, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “I […]

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Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

Published By   /  February 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of the Bank for six months, following the expiry of current Governor Graeme Wheeler’s term on September 26 this year. […]

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Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

Published By   /  February 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, Infrastructure, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund High-growth councils have until 31 March to submit final proposals for a share of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith say. “Council constraints […]

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Government accounts ahead of forecast

Published By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Government accounts ahead of forecast

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government accounts ahead of forecast Higher than forecast tax revenues are the primary reason the Government accounts for the first five months of the financial year are ahead of forecast, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. The Government’s financial accounts to 30 November 2016 were released […]

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Major projects update released

Published By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Major projects update released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Major projects update released The Government has released the interim Major Projects Performance Report for the period to November last year, covering 53 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $37 billion. “The Government is in the middle of our […]

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Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

Published By   /  December 22, 2016  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy Steven Joyce | Finance The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.5 per cent over the last year, […]

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Tourism support package for Hurunui announced

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Tourism support package for Hurunui announced

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Tourism support package for Hurunui announced Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced support of up to $350,000 for tourism in Hanmer Springs and the Hurunui District following the Kaikoura earthquake. “The package will fund marketing work over the next six months to bolster the […]

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Minister appoints Crown Manager to Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Published By   /  December 13, 2016  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment  /  Comments Off on Minister appoints Crown Manager to Tai Poutini Polytechnic

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister appoints Crown Manager to Tai Poutini Polytechnic Steven Joyce | Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today appointed a Crown Manager to Tai Poutini Polytechnic on the South Island’s West Coast.  “Council Chair Graeme McNally wrote […]

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Police Minister attends new Napier Police station opening

Published By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Police, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Police Minister attends new Napier Police station opening

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Police Minister attends new Napier Police station opening Steven Joyce | Police Police Minister Judith Collins has today joined members of Eastern District Police, local leaders and the community to open the newly built $5.5m Napier Police Station. “This station represents a significant investment in […]

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