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Budgets of the New Zealand Government

Page updated 16 Feb 2016

An overview of the New Zealand Government's Budget process and links to the most recent Budget documents as well as an archive of older Budgets.

Budget 2016

The Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English has announced that Budget 2016 will be delivered on 26 May 2016. Budget material will be available at 2pm on Budget day.

The Budget Policy Statement 2016 was published on Tuesday 15 December 2015.

See the Budget 2016 homepage.

Budget 2015

See the Budget 2015 homepage for Budget documents released on Budget Day, 21 May 2015.

The Treasury's Role

The Treasury helps in the preparation of the government's annual Budget by:

  • advising the Minister of Finance on Budget policy
  • preparing the macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts
  • compiling and processing budget initiative proposals from Vote Ministers, and
  • preparing budget documents such as the Estimates, the Budget Economic and Fiscal Update and the Fiscal Strategy Report.

Other Key Publications and Links

Forecasts (Economic and Fiscal Updates)

Budget Process

Archive of Budgets Back to 1997

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