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New Zealand firms expanding beyond the start-up phase are set for more support after today’s passage of the Venture Capital Fund Bill, Associate Finance Minister David Parker said.

The Government is lifting capital investment to the highest level in more than 20 years as it takes the next step to future-proof New Zealand.

The Government is forecast to run $12 billion worth of surpluses across the four years to 2023/24 as the economy continues to grow.

Budget 2020 will continue the Coalition Government’s focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy.

The Government has decided to bring forward major investments in New Zealand’s infrastructure to future proof the economy.

It is a great pleasure to be with you today in Whanganui.

Like the Prime Minister I grew up with the TV clip of Selwyn Toogood booming “What do you say Whanganui, the money or the bag?” to an unsuspecting ‘It’s in the Bag’ audience.

A major new report on the global economy shows New Zealand is in good shape amid increased global headwinds.

The Government is delivering on its promise to protect New Zealanders’ interests by applying a new national interest test to the sales of our most sensitive and high risk assets to overseas buyers.

The Treasury’s 2019 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) will be released on Wednesday December 11, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.

New Zealand’s economy continues to top the world for ease of doing business.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson departs tomorrow for events and meetings in Japan and Vietnam. 

Kiwis are benefiting from higher wage growth and low inflation under the Coalition Government.

New Zealand’s economic strength and resilience has been recognised in a major update on the state of the global economy.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced New Zealand will join the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action while attending APEC meetings in Chile.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson leaves this weekend to attend the APEC Finance Ministers meeting in Santiago, Chile.

Today’s topic, “trends and opportunities for the New Zealand economy,” is certainly one getting a great deal of commentary at the moment.

A strong surplus and low debt show the economy is performing well, and means the Government is in a good position to meet the challenges of global economic uncertainty.

New applications from mining company OceanaGold to purchase land in Waihi for new tailings ponds associated with its gold mines have been approved.

New Zealand’s largest banks will trial regional banking hubs and have agreed not to close any branches outside of main centres while the trial is under way.

New Zealand’s strong growth potential and resilience has been backed by another international report on our economy.

The Coalition Government is backing Kiwi companies to innovate and grow by making it easier to invest in new assets and business models, and giving start-ups a better shot at success.

The Coalition Government’s Economic Plan is transitioning the economy to be more productive, sustainable and inclusive to tackle New Zealand’s long-term challenges.

An independent report showing the New Zealand Super Fund is operating at global best practice backs the Coalition Government’s decision to restart contributions.

The Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson have announced the appointment of Mr Brian Corban as Chair of KiwiRail Holdings Limited and the New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC).