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NZ Budget App

Page updated 2 Sep 2013

The Treasury launched the NZ Budget app for Android, iPhone and iPad in May 2012 and has updated it for Budget 2013 to include a new user interface and with new interactive features.

The app provides easy access to Budget-related videos, Ministers' media statements, the Minister of Finance's Budget Speech, the Executive Summary, the Fiscal Strategy Report 2013, the Treasury’s forecasts in the Budget Economic and Fiscal Update 2013, and the latest Key Facts for Taxpayers.

The Budget 2013 update also includes a number of new features:

  • Interactive pie charts covering government expenditure and revenue to help users better understand the New Zealand Government’s finances.
  • An interactive tax calculator (My Tax Dollars) to help users better understand where their tax dollars are being spent.
  • Inclusion of the Treasury's latest Monthly Economic Indicators reports.

Read related media statements by Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance, on the Beehive website:

 

Sample illustration of the NZ Budget app. Sample illustration of the NZ Budget app.

How to Get the App

On your device you can go to the App Store or Google Play and search for NZ Budget.

There is no charge for the NZ Budget app.

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How the App Works

The app is not loaded with Budget 2013 data until after the embargo on Budget documents ends at 2pm on Budget Day, 16 May 2013.

The app will link to the Estimates material that will be available from the Budget website, which has a responsive design that is optimised for small devices.

Budget 2013 Update

The Budget 2013 update includes a number of new features:

  • A new user interface and design which allows users to more easily access Budget information.
  • Interactive pie charts covering government expenditure and revenue. These allow users to drill down into the different areas of spending and different revenue sources so they can better understand the New Zealand Government’s finances.
  • An interactive tax calculator (My Tax Dollars) to help users better understand where their tax dollars are being spent.
  • The Treasury’s latest Monthly Economic Indicators reports are now included.

The data used in the interactive features will be published here in Excel format on Budget Day shortly after the embargo has lifted.

The app does not collect data from users of the interactive features. We do collect statistics on which interactive features are being used when and on which types of devices, but we do not record any user inputs into the interactive features.

The illustrations on this page are sample screenshots of the interactive content included in the Budget 2013 update of the NZ Budget app.

Source Code

The Android app was developed using Open Source libraries and technologies, and we are pleased to release the source code for both the iOS and Android versions of the app.

  • This is the source code that was released to us by PaperKite (http://www.paperkite.co.nz), the developers we worked with to create the app.
  • The Treasury is not in a position to offer any technical support for the use of this source code.
  • We are releasing the source code as ZIP archives because the Treasury is not in a position to utilise public source code repositories.

Feedback

The Treasury welcomes feedback on the NZ Budget app.

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