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Discussion Paper Conservation Land This Month

Wellington, March 1 NZPA - The public will get a chance to express their view on changes to the conservation estate to allow mining later this month.

English Says No Changes To Super But Tax Cuts No Time Soon

English Says No Changes To Super But Tax Cuts No Time Soon
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - The Government has no plans to change superannuation entitlements or raise the age of eligibility in the face of a Treasury report's dire warnings of the burden of an ageing population.

MP Says Self Governance Not Working For Pacific Islands

MP Says Self Governance Not Working For Pacific Islands
Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - The self-governance model in Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands has not worked and the residents have "voted with their feet", Parliament's foreign affairs select committee chairman John Hayes says.

Treasury Boss Signals Privatisation Of Public Service, PSA Says

Treasury Boss Signals Privatisation Of Public Service, PSA Says
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Treasury Secretary John Whitehead today sent a clear signal of privatisation of public services, according to the Public Service Association (PSA).

Productivity Growth Must Improve, Key Tells Business Sector

Productivity Growth Must Improve, Key Tells Business Sector
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has set out the Government's main longer-term economic objectives and says reversing years of poor productivity growth is the most vital task ahead.

Key To Outline Plans To Improve Productivity Tomorrow

Key To Outline Plans To Improve Productivity Tomorrow
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Plans to lift New Zealand's productivity rates will be outlined by Prime Minister John Key tomorrow. Mr Key will speak to a Wellington business audience, giving his views on the problems facing the economy and potential solutions.

English Wants Online Options For Student Loan Repayments

English Wants Online Options For Student Loan Repayments
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Graduates should be able to manage their student loans as easily as their bank accounts, Finance Minister Bill English says.

English Defends Super Fund Payment Suspension

English Defends Super Fund Payment Suspension
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The Government is defending a 10-year suspension of contributions to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund saying it will not lead to any change in pension entitlements.

Peter Wilson: For Bill English, This Budget Was The Easy One

When a new government takes office and decides remedial economic action is needed, strategy usually focuses on getting it out of the way as quickly as possible.

English Defends Super Fund Payment Suspension

English Defends Super Fund Payment Suspension
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - A Treasury official has described the Government's decision to postpone payments to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund as a fraud which would cost $8 billion.

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