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$21 Million For BOP DHB In Budget 2010

$21 Million For BOP DHB In Budget 2010

The Government has increased the Bay of Plenty District Health Board's funding by around $21 million in this year's Budget, to a total of around $577 million.

EMA: Fairest Budget For Many Years

EMA: Fairest Budget For Many Years

Personal tax reductions across the board for all tax brackets and the cut to the company tax rate, along with the increase in GST makes this the fairest Budget in over a decade, says Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association.

$13 Million For Northland DHB In Budget 2010

$13 Million For Northland DHB In Budget 2010

The Government has increased the Northland District Health Board's funding by around $13 million in this year's Budget, to a total of around $466 million.

Property Tax Change Behaviour - Barnett

Property Tax Change Behaviour - Barnett

Changes to the tax treatment of investment property invite a behaviour change by New Zealanders away from investing in property to investing more in NZ and productive activity.

Kieman: Still Handicapped By Working For Families

Today's budget sets out a wide-reaching reform of the tax system. Broadening the tax base and lowering income tax rates could improve incentives to work and have the potential to boost economic growth.

Finsec: We Needed Robin Hood Budget, But Got Sherriff Of Nottingham Instead

Finsec: We Needed Robin Hood Budget, But Got Sherriff Of Nottingham Instead

Bank workers union Finsec says that with this budget, the National Government has flipped the Robin Hood story and are taking from the poor to give to the rich.

Focusing On Growth Only Way To Deal With "Dead Rats"

Focusing On Growth Only Way To Deal With "Dead Rats"

Today's Budget is the most radical in years and represents a big bet on delivery of the required impetus for the Government's growth strategy, says Deloitte chief executive Murray Jack.

RMI: More Money For Medicines

RMI: More Money For Medicines

The Researched Medicines Industry Association (RMI) welcomes the announcement in the Budget today for continued investment in medicines over the next four years.

Budget Comment: Jennian Homes Director Richard Carver

Budget Comment: Jennian Homes Director Richard Carver

"The building and construction sector touches the lives of every New Zealander - it is vital for our economic performance and prosperity. But recessive market conditions during the past two years have seen large numbers of New Zealanders adopt a 'wait and see' approach to building.

NZ Kindergartens: Children Lose Out In Budget Cutbacks

NZ Kindergartens: Children Lose Out In Budget Cutbacks

New Zealand Kindergartens Inc, the national group representing 29 of the 33 Kindergarten associations across New Zealand, says that children could be the big losers in the budget announcement made today.