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New Zealand’s economy is in good shape heading into 2019, with data showing annual GDP growth of 3%, strength in regional economic activity, and rising confidence among consumers and businesses, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Improving the wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders will be the focus of Budget 2019, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday.

The New Zealand economy will continue its momentum over the next few years, underpinned by investment, productivity and wage growth, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

The Coalition Government is continuing to prioritise expenditure to ensure that we’re investing in the public services that matter to New Zealanders, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has welcomed the Treasury’s release of its Living Standards Framework (LSF) Dashboard.

New Zealand’s strong economic fundamentals continue to show through in the Crown accounts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

The Treasury today released the Crown accounts for the four months ended 31 October.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio have today launched a report showing the significant contribution Pacific New Zealanders make to the economy.

The second meeting of the Future of Work Tripartite Forum focussed on how to remove barriers faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the issue of technological disruption, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Today’s drop in the unemployment rate to its lowest level in over a decade is another real example of New Zealand’s strong economic fundamentals, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

The Treasury’s 2018 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) will be released on Thursday, 13 December, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Banks must lift their game to ensure the rights of customers are protected, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi says.

Recognition today that New Zealand continues to have the most business-friendly environment in the world is another real example of the strength of our underlying economic and business fundamentals, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

The Coalition Government’s work to ensure New Zealand’s financial system is well regulated within a modern framework progressed today, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Today’s celebration of the New Zealand Super Fund’s 15th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on why the Fund was created, and why it was important that the Coalition Government resumed contributions, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Jane Taylor is leaving the board of New Zealand Post, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Wednesday.

The first set of Crown financial statements for the 2018/19 year show the Government accounts are tracking in line with the Budget 2018 forecasts, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is travelling today to attend a series of international economic meetings and bilateral engagements in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest global economic forecasts are a timely reminder of why the Coalition Government is running surpluses, sensibly managing debt and focussing on policies to support growth, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

A strong surplus and falling net debt reflect a growing economy and show the Coalition Government is managing the books responsibly, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

There definitely has been a big change since I was up here last year.

The Coalition Government is welcoming another sign that our economic plan and decisions to run surpluses and pay down debt are paying off for New Zealand, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the interim report released today by the Tax Working Group (TWG), Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said on Thursday.

Measures to modernise the framework New Zealand governments use to manage public finances took a step forward today, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Wednesday.

Minister Grant Robertson will undertake a two day visit to Canberra, beginning tomorrow, covering both finance, and arts and culture topics.