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Information requests

Requests for information will be directed to an appropriate team at the Treasury for a response.

Media enquiries

All enquiries from the media should be directed to the Communications team in the first instance at [email protected]

Frequently requested information

There may be more appropriate sources for the information you require.

Read about the sources below to decide whether it is better to approach them with your request.

  • Stats NZ is New Zealand's major source of official statistics. Their Topics page provides quick access to the most commonly sought statistical data e.g. population, migration, employment, sales, national accounts, price indexes etc.
  • Inland Revenue is responsible for New Zealand's taxation system. Any questions regarding income tax should be referred to Inland Revenue.
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Reserve Bank) is New Zealand's central bank and has primary responsibility for the promotion and maintainance of the financial and monetary system. Queries about exchange rates, interest rates and the currency needs of the public are best directed to the Reserve Bank.

For information about the Treasury's role and what we do see:

Frequently requested Treasury publications include:

Most major education institutions and large public library systems collect government publications and statistical information which are avialable to borrowers.

Requests under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)

The Treasury is a Government entity covered by the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) and the Privacy Act 1993 and we respond to requests for information under these Acts. These requests can be directed to Ministerial Services.

If you are submitting an OIA request, it is helpful to include the phrase "official information request" in the subject line or body of your request. However, all requests for information will be processed in accordance with the OIA.

Please note that under the OIA, decisions on requests for information will be communicated as soon as reasonably practicable, and not later than 20 working days. 

Contact for OIA requests

Ministerial Services | The Treasury
Email: [email protected]

To make a complaint about an OIA request

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you have the right to complain to the Ombudsman.

Complaining about access to official information



Last updated: 
Monday, 27 January 2020