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Budgets of the New Zealand Government

Page updated 23 Aug 2017

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 2017

The Minister of Finance, Hon Steven Joyce, has announced that Budget 2017 will be delivered on Thursday, 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.

Budget 2016

The Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English delivered Budget 2016 on 26 May 2016.

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

See the Budget 2016 homepage.

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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