RSS (News Feeds)
Page updated 15 Feb 2012
How to use the Treasury web site's RSS news feeds for alerts to new releases and for searches.
What is an RSS feed?
An RSS feed, or syndicated content, or web feed, is frequently updated content published by a web site. It is usually used for news and blog web sites, but on the Treasury web site we offer it for alerts to new releases of publications or other material on our web site and for searches on keywords entered by site visitors.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and describes the technology used in creating feeds.
RSS feeds can be indentified by the RSS icon . You can click on the icon to identify the address of the RSS feed.
Viewing and Subscribing to RSS Feeds
You will need a feed reader in order to view and subscribe to RSS feeds. Some web browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox) can be used as feed readers. Some email programs (e.g. Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010) can also subscribe to feeds.
You will need to follow your feed reader's, browser's or email program's instructions to find out how to subscribe to RSS feeds on this site once you have clicked on the RSS icon on our site to identify the address of the RSS feed.
What Treasury feeds are available?
RSS Feeds for New Releases
The Treasury's main feed for alerting users to all new content on the Treasury and New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) web sites:
- Latest Releases - http://www.treasury.govt.nz/releases/new/RSS/
RSS Feeds for Searches
You can subscribe to RSS feeds for searches that you have carried out on the Treasury web site so that you can be alerted to new content that matches your search without having to return to the Treasury web site to search yourself.
How does it work?
When you use the Treasury web sites search box at top right of each page or the Advanced Search an RSS icon should appear above the list if search results. Click on that RSS icon to subscribe to the RSS feed for your search.
Once you have subscribed to the serach RSS feed, your feed reader will alert you to new items added to the Treasury web site that match your search criteria.
Using Treasury Tags for Search RSS Feeds
Using the Treasury tags option in your search is a good way to be alerted to new content; we only tag significant items of content if they are a strong match with the tag.
This search on the Treasury tag 'Budget2008' displays search results at http://www.treasury.govt.nz/search?SearchableText=&Subject%3Alist=Budget2008. You can use Treasury tags to search only on the Advanced Search page.
What format are the Treasury feeds?
Most RSS feeds on the Treasury web site use the RSS 1.0 format. However the Data and RIS feeds use ATOM.