Articles tagged Treasury

The Government is looking at new and novel ways of financing infrastructure without breaking its strict budget responsibility rules.

Bernard Hickey argues Labour should respond to Auckland's man-made infrastructure disaster the same way National responded to Christchurch's natural disaster: by using its strong balance sheet to borrow and build.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has issued a stark warning ahead of the May 17 Budget, saying the Government had discovered the budget situations in Health and Education were much worse than she expected when in Opposition.

One of the Government's first moves to help poverty-stricken families by paying them to heat their homes this winter won't actually help children in poor working families. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

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The Treasury has shed further light on how it is developing wellbeing measures to guide government policy, with the organisation’s head saying New Zealand is leading the world in its efforts.

Will Bill English's vision of highly targeted and data-driven welfare spending survive under Jacinda Ardern? Thomas Coughlan reports it is likely to morph rather than disappear.