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  • Fiscal strategy model

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    The Fiscal Strategy Model (FSM) projects the financial performance and the financial position of the government over a medium-term horizon and is published with the latest Economic and Fiscal Update. Fiscal Strategy Model Projections The principal...

  • Accounting Policies

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    Financial Forecasting and Reporting by the New Zealand Government complies with Public Sector PBE Accounting Standards (PBE Standards). These standards are based largely on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Because PBE Standards...

  • Budgets

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    An overview of the New Zealand Government's Budget process and links to the most recent Budget documents as well as links to past Budgets. The Treasury's Role The Treasury helps in the preparation of the government's annual Budget by:...

  • Budgets and forecasts

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    As New Zealand's lead advisor to the Government on economic and financial policy, the Treasury plays a critical role in helping the Government set budgets and in preparing forecasts. Budgets The Treasury helps in the preparation of the government's...

  • Calendar of upcoming releases

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    List of upcoming release dates and times for publications and data to be published on the Treasury website where these have been announced by the Treasury or the Minister of Finance. Date Time Title Location on the...

  • Do: Investment Implementation

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    The 'Do' phase is where approved projects or programmes are implemented. Introduction Once investments are approved and funded, agencies move into implementing them. This is the 'Do' phase. Agencies are expected to adopt and apply appropriate project...

  • Our structure

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    Directorates and Managers Capital Markets Directorate Kim Martin – Acting Director New Zealand Debt Management (NZDM) - see the NZ Debt Management website. Head of Funding Strategy & Engagement: Kim Martin Head of Portfolio...

  • Annual reports

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    The latest annual report is usually available in October each year for the immediately preceding financial year. The annual reports of the Treasury are available on this site back to 1999 in Adobe PDF format. In addition, annual...

  • Graduate opportunities

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    Join Te Tai Ōhanga – The Treasury’s award-winning 18 month graduate development programme and embark on a career into the heart of public sector decision-making, in an inspiring, encouraging and supportive environment. Applications for...

  • Frequently asked questions for the Graduate Programme

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    General recruitment Am I eligible to apply for the graduate programme? We hope so! If you can answer 'yes' to each of the following statements, we look forward to receiving your application: I am a New Zealand or Australian Citizen, New Zealand...

  • About the graduate programme

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    Our graduates start in January each year and enjoy a bespoke programme that advances both personal and professional development. The work our graduates are given is varied and extensive. You will hit the ground running and within the...

  • Treasury circulars

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    Treasury Circulars provide guidance and instructional information to departments, Crown entities and State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and request financial information from those agencies. Treasury Circulars are usually addressed to Chief Executives/...

  • Turning policy into legislation

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    This page provides an overview of the main principles and procedures that apply to the development of government-initiated legislation. Developing government-initiated legislation Chapter 7 of the Cabinet Manual provides an overview of the main...

  • Applications

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    Applications for our Summer 2022 graduate positions will open in March 2021. If you are interested in applying for our graduate or intern programmes, register your interest by creating a profile on our online e-recruitment system. Important...

  • COVID-19 economic response measures

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    The information below outlines government measures introduced to cushion New Zealanders against the impacts of COVID-19 and help reset and rebuild our economy. Support for businesses The Treasury has compiled a resource for business, which...

  • Fiscal strategy

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    Fiscal policy is one tool a government has to achieve its economic and social objectives. The operation of fiscal policy is governed by the Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA). Fiscal Strategy of the Government The Government's fiscal priorities are set out...

  • Guidance

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    Information on the State sector performance and financial management system, with links to Treasury guidance material on this system including the Treasury Instructions and Treasury Circulars. Performance and Financial Management Cycle The diagram...

  • Reporting: Performance

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    This page contains information and guidance from the Treasury to support agencies develop their strategic intentions and produce meaningful performance reporting. This will help agencies meet their reporting requirements under the Public Finance Act and...

  • Implementation, management, monitoring

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    Departments are responsible for ensuring that expenditure of public money is managed efficiently.

  • Reporting: Financial

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    The reporting and review phase involves reporting on performance and financial outcomes and assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions. Performance and Financial Management Cycle

  • Strategic thinking and planning

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    This page provides information to support agencies improve their strategic thinking and planning.  Cabinet minute and paper about strategic planning September 2019  In September 2019, Cabinet considered public finance system...

  • Discount Rates and CPI Assumptions for Accounting Valuation Purposes

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    The Treasury publishes here a table of risk-free discount rates and consumer price index (CPI) assumptions that must be used in certain accounting valuations for the purpose of preparing the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand. This...

  • Our governance

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    The Secretary to the Treasury is responsible for the Treasury. The Treasury’s leadership is delivered through the Executive Leadership Team and Kaiurungi. The Treasury uses a range of internal advisory boards to challenge its thinking and decision making...

  • Notices of vesting

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    This section features all current public notices of vesting. When property vests in the Crown under the Companies Act 1993, the Treasury is required to give public notice of the vesting in at least one issue of the Gazette and on its website at all...

  • Long-term fiscal position

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    The Treasury uses its Long-term Fiscal Model to project the state of the government finances and is required to produce at least every four years a statement on the long-term fiscal position of the government that covers a period of at least 40 years....

  • Project Single-Stage Business Case (SSBC)

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    When a Single-Stage Business Case is appropriate With the agreement of the Treasury Vote Analyst or monitoring agency, a Single-Stage Business Case may be used for project proposals, whether standalone or part of a programme, that have a relatively low...

  • Programme Business Case

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    When a Programme Business Case is needed Programmes are about managing change with a strategic vision and a roadmap of how to get there.  They typically comprise a number of related projects and activities that will be completed in tranches over an...

  • Planning guidance on the Public Sector Performance and Financial Management System

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    The planning stage involves identifying options, implications and resource requirements; allocating resources; and developing an implementation plan. Performance and Financial Management Cycle Identifying Options Better Business Cases Cost...

  • COVID-19 economic response

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    The Treasury is leading work across 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,...

  • Other official information

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    Other forms of official information can be found here.

  • Responses to Official Information Act requests

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    The Treasury publishes responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests soon after the Treasury has sent the response to the requestor. The reply letter from the Treasury details the information being released and explains what information, if any,...

  • New Zealand Activity Index

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    The NZAC summarises several monthly indicators of economic activity. This currently (as of June 2020) includes consumer spending, unemployment, job vacancies, traffic volumes, electricity grid demand, business outlook, and manufacturing activity. It is...