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Budgets of the New Zealand Government

Page updated 3 Feb 2014

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 2014

The Budget Policy Statement 2014 was released on 17 December 2013 conjointly with the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update 2013.

The Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English, has announced that Budget 2014 will be released on Thursday 15 May 2014. Budget material is released at 2pm.

Budget 2013

See the Budget 2013 homepage for Budget documents released on Budget Day, 16 May 2013.

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)

  • The Treasury's forecasts for government finances and the New Zealand economy are published at least twice a year in Budget documents called Economic and Fiscal Updates (EFUs).

Budget Process

Archive of Budgets Back to 1997

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