Treasury

Budget 2017: Goverment forecast surpluses narrow on family package, capital spending

Thu 25 May

Treasury forecasts the surplus will be $1.6 billion in the year to June 2017 versus a prior forecast of $473 million it made in December.

Prime Minister Bill English is confident his party won’t repeat the embarrassing mistakes of last year’s budget

Budget lock-up blunder not to be repeated, PM and Treasury assure

Tue 23 May 3

Last year a National Party staff member posted a photo of journalists in the lock-up to Facebook before the embargo had lifted.

Increased taxes, lower spend helps swell NZ government coffers

Wed 10 May

While the Crown accounts showed the overall tax take was ahead of expectations, GST was $145 million below forecast.

NZ company profits continue to bolster tax take

Thu 6 Apr 2

While the Crown accounts showed the overall tax take was ahead of expectations, source deductions on income tax came in below forecast.

McClay put the kibosh on Landcorp plan to change name

Fri 31 Mar 6

Despite its misgivings, Treasury didn't formally oppose the move.

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf

Reserve Bank, Treasury talk up global economic risks in briefings to finance minister

Fri 17 Feb 2

Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf told the minister the debate on protectionism in the US and parts of Europe had created uncertainty in international markets

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