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AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions. The new legislation will remove the Crown guarantee of the Public Trust, in line with government policy […]

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Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer

Published By   /  June 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Finance, HNZC, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Housing, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer Three Community Housing Providers have been given the opportunity to present formal proposals to take over up to 2500 Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in Christchurch, the Government announced today. This follows an invitation in April for […]

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New proposals to simplify personal income tax

Published By   /  June 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on New proposals to simplify personal income tax

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New proposals to simplify personal income tax The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax returns to receive tax refunds or to calculate any […]

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OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of NZ welcomed

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of NZ welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of NZ welcomed Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the OECD’s latest review of the New Zealand economy as outlined in a report released today. “The 2017 OECD Survey of New Zealand notes New Zealand’s strong economic growth off the back […]

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GDP underlines importance of economic focus

Published By   /  June 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on GDP underlines importance of economic focus

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: GDP underlines importance of economic focus GDP figures out this morning are a reminder of the importance of focusing on policies that create and sustain economic growth, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. New Zealand’s GDP grew a slightly lower than expected 0.5 per cent in […]

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Latest major projects interim report released

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Latest major projects interim report released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Latest major projects interim report released The Government has released the Major Projects Performance Report for the period November 2016 to March 2017, covering 55 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $38.5 billion. “The Investment System is continuing to […]

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Smarter Transport Pricing project gets underway in Auckland

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Steven Joyce, Transport  /  Comments Off on Smarter Transport Pricing project gets underway in Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Smarter Transport Pricing project gets underway in Auckland The Government and Auckland Council have agreed on Terms of Reference to establish a project to investigate smarter transport pricing in Auckland. “Alongside our current multi-billion dollar transport investment in Auckland, we need to look at new […]

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Renewed Policy Targets Agreement signed

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Renewed Policy Targets Agreement signed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Renewed Policy Targets Agreement signed A renewed Policy Targets Agreement (PTA), which sets out specific targets for maintaining price stability has been signed by Finance Minister Steven Joyce and incoming Acting Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer. “Earlier this year I announced that Deputy Reserve Bank […]

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Strong Crown Accounts in April

Published By   /  June 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Strong Crown Accounts in April

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Strong Crown Accounts in April The Government accounts for the ten months to 30 April 2017 show a surplus of $2.5 billion, although about $1 billion of that is due to timing differences that are expected to reverse out in May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce […]

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Terms of reference for inquiry into State sector productivity released

Published By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Terms of reference for inquiry into State sector productivity released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Terms of reference for inquiry into State sector productivity released Finance Minister Steven Joyce has released the Productivity Commission’s terms of reference for their new inquiry into State sector productivity. “As part of Budget 2017, I announced that the Government is asking the Productivity Commission […]

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Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b The Government accounts for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year showed a surplus of $1.5 billion, compared to a forecast surplus of $147 million at the Half Year Update, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Growing […]

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Budget 2017

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, feature, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 On Thursday 25 May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver the National-led Government’s ninth Budget. Budget 2017 will invest in the infrastructure and public services needed for a growing country while delivering surpluses and paying down debt.  Building and sustaining a strong economy […]

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IMF reports positively on New Zealand

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on IMF reports positively on New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: IMF reports positively on New Zealand Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the International Monetary Fund’s positive assessment of New Zealand’s economy and its financial system, as contained in two reports released this morning. “The 2017 IMF report on the New Zealand economy endorses New […]

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Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy

Published By   /  May 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate Change Issues, Finance, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven Joyce have asked the Productivity Commission to review how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and risks of transitioning to a lower carbon economy. […]

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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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