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Tight Budget Cuts Spending

Tight Budget Cuts Spending
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, May 28 NZPA - The Government has reined in spending and scrapped tax cuts in a budget it says will bring debt under control and set New Zealand on the road to recovery.

Key Says Budget Will Avert Credit Downgrade

Key Says Budget Will Avert Credit Downgrade
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - The May 28 budget will ensure New Zealand is not downgraded by credit rating agencies, Prime Minister John Key predicted today. There have been concerns that New Zealand's ballooning debt will lead to the agencies cutting its credit rating.

Oecd Health Report Ignores Vital Data, Dyson Says

Wellington, April 19 NZPA - The OECD ignored vital data when it prepared a report recommending drastic health reforms in New Zealand, the Labour Party said today.

OECD Report Initiatives Find Appeal In Private Sector

Wellington, April 17 NZPA - Recommendations in an OECD report on New Zealand to create a greater role for private health insurance have been welcomed by the industry body here.

OECD Report Highlights Pressure On National, Says Goff

OECD Report Highlights Pressure On National, Says Goff
Wellington, April 17 NZPA - A "bleak" OECD report on New Zealand's economy has highlighted the pressure on National's leaders to come together and deliver a sound budget, Opposition leader Phil Goff says.

TUANZ Says Report Shows Need To Fix Mobile Termination Rates

TUANZ Says Report Shows Need To Fix Mobile Termination Rates
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - Signs of increasing competition were seen in fixed line telecommunications markets in 2008, but the competitive environment for mobile services was relatively unchanged, the Commerce Commission says.

Increasing Competition Seen In Fixed Line Markets Last Year

Increasing Competition Seen In Fixed Line Markets Last Year
Wellington, April 14 NZPA - Signs of increasing competition were seen in fixed line telecommunications markets in 2008, but the competitive environment for mobile services was relatively unchanged from previous years, the Commerce Commission says.

Aid `Summit' Calls For Consultation On Changes

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A "summit meeting" called to discuss New Zealand's overseas aid has called for public consultation and multi-party talks before changes are made to the way it is delivered.

Aid `Summit' Calls For Consultation On Changes

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A "summit meeting" called to discuss New Zealand's overseas aid has called for public consultation and multi-party talks before changes are made to the way it is delivered.

Grim Economic Picture Going To Get Darker Says English

Grim Economic Picture Going To Get Darker Says English
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - The grim picture of the New Zealand economy is going to get darker this week, Finance Minister Bill English said today.