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  • Legislation

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    This page contains links to regulatory impact assessments and departmental disclosure statements. Please note that Legislation itself is not housed here - rather on the legislation.govt.nz website.

  • Regulatory impact statements

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    A regulatory impact statement (RIS) provides a high-level summary of the problem being addressed, the options and their associated costs and benefits, the consultation undertaken, and the proposed arrangements for implementation and review. Regulatory...

  • Strategies and plans

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    This section focuses on long term models, plans, and investment.

  • Office of the Government Accountant

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    The Office of the Government Accountant was established in 2014 and is led by the Head of the Government Finance Profession/Chief Government Accountant. The objective of the office is to lift strategic financial management (SFM) practices and capability...

  • Cross-agency initiatives

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    Treasury leads work or collaborates on a number of cross-departmental projects and programmes

  • View points

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    The Treasury displays content from a number of sources on its website. Consequently the content may not represent the view of the Treasury. To assist in understanding the content, all publications are clearly marked with an author (this can be an ...

  • Working at the Treasury

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    We are committed to diversify our thinking and foster and harness greater diversity in the people who work for us. The potential of our diversity is brought to life through our adoption of inclusive ways of working and fostering a culture of inclusion....

  • Strategic intentions

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    The Statement of Intent (Strategic Intentions) informs Parliament and the public about the Treasury and its role as the Government’s lead advisor on economic, financial and regulatory policy. Departments and Crown entities are required to set...

  • Key relationships

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    The Treasury maintains key relationships with a number of organisations, both within and external to the state sector. Information relating to these relationships is provided below.

  • Health, wellness and our culture

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    We value our people and our culture. We offer a supportive work environment and encourage a positive work/life balance through fully flexible working arrangements. The Treasury offers a range of personal health and wellbeing support, including...

  • Meet the team

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    Each year we make a big effort to visit numerous universities across New Zealand and meet our student community. We visit a number of university career expos, employer and recruitment evenings, and host our own Treasury events throughout the year....

  • Investment management system

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    The investment management system means the processes, rules, capabilities, information and behaviours that work together to shape the way investments are managed throughout their life cycles. Within the Treasury, our work in this area is led by the...

  • About the programme

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    Our 12-week intern programme will give you a unique insight into the public sector, and the opportunity to contribute towards helping raise living standards for all New Zealanders. 100% of our 2019 interns surveyed would...

  • Guidance

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    The Treasury provides a range of guidance publications to assist State sector organisations to comply with their financial and performance reporting obligations. If you know the specific guidance publication you’re looking for, go to our Publication...

  • Our interns

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    A Treasury intern is very similar to a Treasury graduate – the only difference is our interns are still enrolled at University and are therefore on fixed-term agreements. Like a Treasury graduate, a Treasury intern is someone who can both progress the...

  • Meet the team

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    Each year we make a big effort to visit numerous universities across New Zealand and meet our student community. We visit a number of university career expos, employer and recruitment evenings, and host our own Treasury events throughout the year....

  • Discussion papers

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    Purpose of the Discussion Papers Series The Treasury's aim in publishing the discussion papers is to encourage discussion on these topics. The discussion papers are not the Treasury’s position on measuring intergenerational wellbeing and its...

  • Other paper series and details

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    This section highlights some of the other paper series by the Treasury as well as further background details around the publishing of papers.

  • Productivity papers

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    This series of Treasury Papers focuses on New Zealand's productivity performance and policy. Six papers were released in 2008, one paper in 2009 and one paper in 2010. The papers do not themselves represent policy advice, nor do they represent the views...

  • Our living standards framework

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    The Living Standards Framework (LSF) represents the Treasury’s perspective on what matters for New Zealanders’ wellbeing, now and into the future. The LSF is a flexible framework that prompts our thinking about policy impacts across the different...

  • Notes to the Historical Vote Information

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    Notes on Vote name changes, merging of Votes, establishment and disestablishment of Votes and other explanatory information for Votes in Budgets 1998 to date. These notes appear in context on the pages for certain Votes where explanations are required....

  • Research and Commentary A-Z

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    This page provides an A-Z search and filtering options based on Treasury's available research and commentary publications and also includes guest lectures and papers. Search Research and commentary (by JEL classification) Search Research and commentary...

  • Schools challenge 2018

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    The Treasury is giving year 12 and 13 students all over the country the chance to address important public policy issues facing the country. The competition aims to: stimulate discussion and fresh debate on the Treasury's core work give students an...

  • Terms and conditions 2018

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    The following are the terms and conditions that must be met for a valid entry. All entrants accept these terms and conditions when they submit their entry form. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. Entries Entries are open to teams, or...

  • Photo Credits

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    Acknowledgements and details of some of the photography used on this site.   This tekoteko (carved statue) is called Tāne-nui-a-Rangi and lives inside the Treasury’s wharenui – Ngā mokopuna a Tāne. The wharenui was carved...

  • Official Information Act (OIA) Statistics

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    The Treasury publishes its Ministerial Servicing Performance Statistics on a monthly basis. The Treasury is committed to open and transparent government. One of the ways we do this is by proactively publishing our responses to Official Information Act...

  • Reviews & consultations

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  • Proactive Releases - Reserve Bank Act Review

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    The Treasury is releasing documents relating to phase 1 and 2 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act to be transparent and to help inform public debate on the Review. The documents will be released in stages. A number of these documents are already...

  • Applications

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    Applications for 2020 - 2021 Summer Intern positions are now closed. If you would like to receive updates on intern programme and future job opportunities, please register your interest here. The Treasury application process Important note: We do not...

  • New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd

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    The Treasury's role to establish New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd (NZGIF) is now complete. NZGIF now operates independently from Government however the Treasury will have responsibility for monitoring the NZGIF alongside other...

  • Who pays income tax… and how much?

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    Budget 2020 update - 14 May 2020 Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting uncertainty in projections, the Treasury is not in a position to update the Estimates of Revenue Effects of Small Tax Rate and Tax Base Changes for Budget...

  • Frequently asked questions

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    When does property become “ownerless property”? Property only becomes “ownerless property” in certain situations set out in legislation or the common law. However, the vast majority of ownerless property the Treasury deals with relates to companies that...

  • Crown Reporting Requirements

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    This page outlines the reporting requirements for Crown reporting entities. The online guide is available below in both PDF and HTML formats.

  • Accounting Standards

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  • Accounting Guidance

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    Below are documents useful for Accounting Guidance

  • Public Finance Act provisions for establishing a multi-category appropriation

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    This guidance sets out the provisions of the Public Finance Act (as amended by the Public Finance Amendment Act 2013) that relate to establishing a multi-category appropriation.