Treasury's relations with Reserve Bank appear fraught

Fri 26 Jun 7

Papers released under the OIA reveal Treasury frustration with a lack of consultation by RBNZ.


Jenny Ruth talks about the Reserve Bank on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

NZBio chief executive Will Barker

NZBio backs fresh debate over new biotechnologies, including genetic modification

Mon 15 Jun

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf said when new technologies come along, both genetically modified and non-genetically modified, New Zealand's current system denies choice over whether the country should have them.

Treasury Chief Government Accountant and Head of Finance Profession for the State Sector Paul Helm

Crown accounts unexpectedly in surplus in 10 months to April as PIE tax fills coffers

Tue 9 Jun

"With April being the last significant month for PIE tax in this financial year, there is potential for this to be a permanent favourable variance from forecast at June 30," chief government accountant Paul Helm said.

Treasury financial markets manager James Beard

KiwiSaver providing poor value for money, needs rewrite - Treasury

Mon 25 May 8

The RIS shows the $1000 kick-start payment is by far the less costly part of the two incentives that operate to encourage KiwiSaver membership.

Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings  (Tinaz Karbhari for NBR)

Weak dairy prices may force Treasury to pull back economic forecasts

Thu 7 May

Treasury said its forecasts were based on a 25 percent recovery in dairy prices by the start of 2016.

Finance Minister Bill English (Rob Hosking)

Budget surplus next year becoming more challenging, English reveals

Fri 1 May

"Treasury now expects nominal GDP over the next four years through to 2019 to be around 1.5% lower than forecast in Budget 2014" - English


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