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COVID-19 economic response

The Treasury is working across the whole of government to support the Government’s COVID-19 economic response.

Where to find support

Agencies across government provide support for businesses and workers affected by the response to COVID-19. 

For the most recent guidance for businesses and employers, please see the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment | Hīkina Whakatutuki website and

For guidance on support available for workers who are isolating or taking leave while waiting for COVID-19 test results, please see the Work and Income | Te Hiranga Tangata website

For the most recent guidance on the wider governmental response to COVID-19, please see the Unite against COVID-19 website.

The Treasury’s role

The Treasury is working across the whole of government on New Zealand's economic response to COVID-19, to:

  • cushion the financial blow to whānau and families, workers, businesses and communities from the impacts of COVID-19
  • position New Zealand for recovery, and
  • reset and rebuild our economy.

Our advice has supported the Government with putting in place a broad range of initiatives.  While it has been important to move quickly to limit the economic impact of COVID-19, we are also working to measure the effectiveness of this spending and inform decisions about any further measures that may be necessary.

The Treasury is also taking a longer-term view, providing ongoing advice to the Government about how the evolving global situation might impact New Zealand’s economic resilience and the intergenerational wellbeing of New Zealanders, and the options for recovery.

Latest material released Wednesday 7 June 2023

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Last updated: 
Wednesday, 7 June 2023