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Budgets of the New Zealand Government

Page updated 31 Jan 2018

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 2018

The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, delivered the Budget Policy Statement 2018 on Thursday, 14 December 2017. The Minister has announced that Budget 2018 will be delivered on Thursday, 17 May 2018.

Budget 2017

The Minister of Finance, Hon Steven Joyce delivered Budget 2017 on 25 May 2017.  

The Budget Policy Statement 2017 was published on Thursday, 8 December 2016. Budget material will be released at 2pm on Budget Day.

The Budget website at is optimised for mobile and tablet devices and provides access to the current Budget documents an to interactive charts and features like My Tax Dollars.

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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