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The Bill to put in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing homes has passed its third and final reading in the House.
Greg Miller has been appointed to chair the KiwiRail board, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson announced today.
Thank you very much for having me here today.
I want to begin by setting the scene and giving a bit of context to the situation in which the New Zealand economy is operating right now.
Associate Finance Minister David Parker said he is saddened by National’s attempts to amend the ban on foreign buyers to make it easier for the wealthiest foreigners to outbid New Zealanders.
Brian Corban has been appointed to the KiwiRail board as Deputy Chair, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Winston Peters and Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today.
Thank you very much for having me here today. I know the Prime Minister would have loved to be here, but I’m sure you can all appreciate she’s somewhat preoccupied at the moment.
She did ask me to relay a message to you all. It reads:
The Productivity Commission will hold an inquiry into Local Government funding and financing, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today.
The Bill putting in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing houses has been reported back to Parliament by the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee.
Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage and Associate Finance Minister David Clark have granted an application under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 for Cresswell NZ Ltd to purchase land to expand the existing Otakiri Springs water bottling plant near Whakatane.
New figures showing a high level of overseas house buying in New Zealand’s least affordable areas vindicates the Government’s move to ban foreign buyers of existing homes, Associate Finance Minister David Parker says.
The Terms of Reference for Phase 2 of the Review of the Reserve Bank Act were released today by Finance Minister Grant Robertson.
Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi have met with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and Financial Markets Authority (FMA) to discuss their previously announced review of the conduct and operations of the financial sector.
Health, education, housing and other critical public services receive overdue investments today, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson.
Responsible decision-making and a strong economy will deliver a forecast $3.7 billion surplus in 2018/19, up from $3.1 billion forecast in the current year, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson.
Public consultation will be launched in August on establishing an independent body to better inform public debate in our democracy, Associate Finance Minister James Shaw announced today.