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Michael Cullen
Individual // Politics // New Zealand
Member since: 15 August 2007
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Website labourparty.org.nz/people/


Hon Dr Michael Cullen holds several ministerial portfolios: Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance [including responsibility for the Government Superannuation Fund] Minister for Tertiary Education Leader of the House




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Saturday, 8 November 2008
3:08AM
Promoting change in international financial markets Finance Minister Michael Cullen says a Labour-led government will take an active role in promoting change in international financial markets. 154 views

Wednesday, 5 November 2008
3:48AM
Crown accounts reflect global financial market woes The Financial Statements of the Government for the first three months of the current financial year, released by the Treasury earlier today, reflect the period of disruption and weakness in global financial markets, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. 155 views

Saturday, 1 November 2008
6:06PM
Wholesale funding guarantee facility Finance Minister Michael Cullen today announced that the Crown will offer a wholesale funding guarantee facility to investment-grade financial institutions in New Zealand. 253 views

6:04PM
Banks exchange letters with Crown to support distressed mortgage borrowers Finance Minister Michael Cullen has exchanged letters with each of the country's largest mortgage lending banks which outline the approach that banks will take into account when handling mortgage customers facing servicing problems in the challenging economic times ahead. 154 views

Saturday, 25 October 2008
4:10PM
Australian wholesale deposit guarantee scheme to inform New Zealand's response Finance Minister Michael Cullen says that the release of the details of the Australian wholesale deposit guarantee scheme today will assist in finalising the details of the proposed New Zealand wholesale guarantee scheme. 170 views

Wednesday, 15 October 2008
8:02AM
Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua sign Terms of Negotiation with Crown Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Hon Dr Michael Cullen signed Terms of Negotiation on behalf of the Crown with representatives of Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua this morning, in Wellington. 322 views

Monday, 6 October 2008
5:50PM
2007/08 accounts position Crown in strong position ahead of challenges The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the financial year that ended on June 30 show the Crown in a strong financial position ahead of the challenging international economic times ahead, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. 243 views

5:49PM
Prefu report highlights benefit of strong fiscal management The Treasury's Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update report, published today, highlights the benefits of maintaining strong Crown accounts during the good times in order to help us through the hard times, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. 264 views

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
7:02PM
Ngati Ranginui Terms of Negotiation signed Te Roopu Whakamana o Ng Hapk o Ngti Ranginui and the Crown have signed Terms of Negotiation, which set out the scope and the nature of their upcoming negotiations to settle Ngti Ranginui's historic Treaty of Waitangi claims 255 views

7:00PM
Tax cuts strengthen economy, promote fairness The first phase of the government's personal tax cut package will deliver tax cuts of between $12 and $28 a week for full-time workers, delivering some relief for households hurt by skyrocketing global commodity prices this year, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. 159 views

7:00PM
First ever combined Treaty, foreshore and seabed agreement signed, with Ngti Pahauwera Attorney-General and Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen has welcomed the signing of a unique Agreement in Principle between the Crown and Ngti Pahauwera earlier today. 226 views

6:59PM
Appointment of Chris Hodson QC as Judge Advocate General The Attorney-General announced today the appointment of Christopher John Hodson QC to the position of Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces. 801 views

Thursday, 4 September 2008
1:06AM
Stronger protection for investors with law change Finance companies, building societies, credit unions and other deposit takers will be required to obtain credit ratings and meet tougher prudential requirements as a result of important legislation enacted today, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. 1247 views

1:05AM
Ngti Apa (North Island) Deed of Settlement Initialling Ngti Apa (North Island) and the Crown have initialled a Deed of Settlement that covers all of Ngti Apa’s (North Island) historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. 689 views

Wednesday, 20 August 2008
10:31PM
Deed of Settlement with Taranaki Whanui The Port Nicholson Block Claims Team have signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown settling all the historical Treaty claims of Taranaki Whnui at a ceremony at Wellington’s Pipitea Marae. 246 views

Thursday, 14 August 2008
7:12PM
Tapuika and Ngati Rangiwewehi sign Joint Terms of Negotiation with the Crown Tapuika and Ngati Rangiwewehi have signed Joint Terms of Negotiation with the Crown which set out the scope and the nature of their upcoming negotiations to settle their historic Treaty of Waitangi claims, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today. 268 views

Thursday, 7 August 2008
5:18PM
Standard & Poor's ratings review underlines importance of saving Finance Minister Michael Cullen welcomed the decision of Standard & Poor's this afternoon to reaffirm its AA+/A-1+ foreign-currency and AAA/Stable/A-1 local-currency sovereign credit ratings on New Zealand. 191 views

3:05AM
Standard & Poor's ratings review underlines importance of saving Finance Minister Michael Cullen welcomed the decision of Standard & Poor's this afternoon to reaffirm its AA+/A-1+ foreign-currency and AAA/Stable/A-1 local-currency sovereign credit ratings on New Zealand. 1033 views

Friday, 1 August 2008
1:00AM
Crown and Ngi Tkhoe sign Terms of Negotiations Ngi Tkhoe and the Crown have today signed Terms of Negotiations, marking the beginning of negotiations for the settlement of Ngi Tkhoe’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said. 968 views

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
10:18PM
Government takes first steps in KiwiRail upgrade Improvements for Auckland and Wellington commuter services and a major overhaul of the Tranz Scenic service are part of a five year, $80.2 million investment in rail infrastructure announced by Finance Minister Michael Cullen today. 270 views

10:18PM
David McNaughton appointed District Court Judge David John McNaughton, Solicitor of Auckland, has been appointed a District Court Judge, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today. 704 views

Saturday, 19 July 2008
5:11PM
Dr Chris Eichbaum appointed to Reserve Bank Board Dr Chris Eichbaum has been appointed to the Reserve Bank Board, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today. 297 views

1:42AM
Australia, NZ progress bilateral economic interests The first formal meeting of New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan in Wellington today acknowledged 25 years of Closer Economic Relations and discussed the shared goal of a Single Economic Market (SEM). 436 views

1:41AM
Trans-Tasman retirement savings portability Officials from Australia and New Zealand will finalise the text of a deal by the end of October that will facilitate the portability of private retirement savings across the Tasman, Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan and New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen said at the conclusion of their first formal bilateral talks, which were held at Parliament in Wellington today. 403 views

1:41AM
Australia, NZ imputation and franking credits The Australian and New Zealand governments are open to the idea of moving toward mutual recognition of imputation and franking credits between firms that invest in each other’s country, Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan and New Zealand Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. 402 views

Wednesday, 16 July 2008
7:05PM
Approval granted for Vector Wellington network sale Consent has been granted to the joint bid by Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited (CKI) and Hongkong Electric Holdings Limited (HKE) to acquire up to 100 percent of the shares of Vector Wellington Electricity Network Limited (VWENL), Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. 439 views

Wednesday, 2 July 2008
7:16PM
Business tax reforms focus of bill A bill tabled in Parliament today introduces a number of major business tax reforms. 222 views

7:15PM
Tax reform to help NZ companies compete overseas Comprehensive reform of our international tax rules, to help New Zealand-based companies compete more effectively overseas, is the main feature of a taxation bill introduced today. 183 views

12:25AM
Jim Bolger to lead New Zealands public rail system Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger has been appointed chair of the establishment board of KiwiRail which will manage the business previously known as Toll Rail, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today. 1076 views

12:19AM
KiwiSaver surges past 700,000 one year on KiwiSaver celebrates its first birthday in style today with confirmation that more than 700,000 New Zealanders are saving for their retirement through the scheme, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. 721 views



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