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Savings Working Group

Issue date: 
Thursday, 19 August 2010
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Not Current
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This information release page and its linked files are no longer actively updated. They remain publicly available but have 'Archived' status in accordance with the New Zealand Government Web Usability Standard 1.3 (1 July 2019).

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Home page for the Savings Working Group that was established in August 2010 and that presented its final report to the Minister of Finance in January 2011.

The Savings Working Group was established by the government:

  • to provide a point of reference for the government as it develops its medium-term savings strategies; and
  • to stimulate a public discussion on issues of national saving in the New Zealand economy, linking this discussion to investment and growth.

The Savings Working Group released its interim report on 16 December 2010 and submitted its final report to the Minister in January 2011. The Minister of Finance authorised the final report to be released here on 1 February 2011.

Pages comprising the Savings Working Group archive

This archive of Savings Working Group material comprises the following pages:

An additional media statement by the Minister of Finance Bill English is hosted on the Beehive website: Wide brief for expert group on savings options (24 August 2010. Beehive.govt.nz).

PDF copies of other media statements, background documents, the terms of reference, the list of Savings Working Group members, and the final report of the Savings Working Group are available from this page.

Documents

Accessible versions

Documents are available in Adobe PDF format only. Please contact [email protected] to request HTML versions.

Doc. Date Creator Title View/Download
Jan 2011 Savings Working Group Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Barriers to Growth and Prosperity: Final Report to the Minister of Finance
Released 1 February 2011. Includes the accompanying letter from the Chairman of the Savings Working Group to the Minister of Finance.

1 Feb 2011 Savings Working Group Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Barriers to Growth and Prosperity: Chart Pack
Released 1 February 2011.

1 Feb 2011 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities & Barriers to Growth & Prosperity
See also Chart Pack above that was attached to this media statement.

16 Dec 2010 Savings Working Group Interim Report - Saving New Zealand: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Impediments to Growth
Released 16 December 2010

23 Nov 2010 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Increased savings a critical issue for New Zealand

14 Sep 2010 The Treasury Savings Working Group: Members

7 Sep 2010 Savings Working Group Media Statement: Savings Working Group starts with the Big Picture

[Aug 2010] Office of the Minister of Finance Savings Working Group: Terms of Reference

Other material on the Treasury Website

A treasury paper was prepared to assist the Savings Working Group in its work examining options to strengthen national savings: Saving in New Zealand - Issues and Options (8 September 2010).

Contact for Enquiries

Email: [email protected]
Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 March 2017