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New thin cap and land acquisition tax rules due this month

Todd McClay

Government seeks ‘bond’ investors willing to bet on social outcomes

Tony Ryall

Social impact bonds which would only pay out on measurably improved social outcomes such as reductions in alcohol and drug use or teenage pregnancy.

NZ government seeks to save money on building materials as annual spending set to double

New Zealand's government is looking for ways to save money on building materials as its annual spend is predicted to more than double for the next five to eight years, driven by the Canterbury rebuild and leaky building remediation.

NZ regulator may force pub pokie machine operators to give more back to communities

The New Zealand regulator may force pub pokie machine operators to give more back to their local communities and provide more detail on grant winners and losers.

 

NZ Treasury showing ‘ideological right wing’ mindset by calling tax a burden, Greens say

Russel Norman (TV3)

Norman accuses Treasury of expressing ideological right wing views in a parliamentary select committee for calling tax a "burden".

Falling electricity demand to push transmission costs up, warns MEUG

Mr Terrence Currie