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  • Overview guidance on the administration and use of appropriations

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    The purpose of this guidance for departments is to provide an overview of the administration and use provisions for appropriations as provided for in the 2013 amendments to the Public Finance Act. For more detail, please read the Technical Guide in the...

  • Administration and Use of Appropriations: Technical Guidance for Departments

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    This guidance document sets out the requirements and processes for:  departments that administer an appropriation used by another department, and departments using an appropriation administered by another department. You should use this...

  • Who reports against appropriations?

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    This guidance provides a flowchart to assist agencies in determining whether performance information is to be reported by the appropriation administrator, the appropriation Minister, or the department/departmental agency/Office of Parliament/Crown entity.

  • Phase 1 of the Reserve Bank Act Review

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    Phase 1 of the of the Review concluded with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Monetary Policy) Amendment Act coming into force on 1 April 2019. This Act implemented several changes to New Zealand’s monetary policy framework. These included:...

  • Independent Expert Advisory Panel

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    In December 2017, an Independent Expert Advisory Panel was appointed by the Minister of Finance to assist with Phase 1 of the Review. In September 2018, the Minister of Finance announced new appointments to the Independent Advisory Panel...

  • Matai - the Treasury's new macroeconomic forecasting model

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    Matai is a short- to medium-term macroeconomic forecasting model written in Eviews which is used by the Treasury to aid the production of its economic and tax forecasts. The economic forecasts not only form the basis for projections of tax revenue, but...

  • Public Finance System

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    The Government’s vision is to enable a public sector that is focused on improving the wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders. This includes transforming the Public Finance System and the underlying legislation to enable a public service that...

  • Contacting authors - Treasury staff insights: Rangitaki

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    The Treasury welcomes comments and questions on Staff Insights: Rangitaki articles. If you intend to email comments or questions on Staff Insights: Rangitaki articles please note these provisions: Your comments will be passed on to the relevant...

  • School visits

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    The Treasury hosts school visits for introducing students to the work we and the public sector do to help with raising the living standards of all New Zealanders – and to familiarise them with the world of economics and how interesting this can be. What...

  • Establishing an Independent Fiscal Institution

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    The Government recently consulted on the proposal to establish an Independent Fiscal Institution as part of New Zealand’s fiscal policy framework, and is now considering public submissions. Public submissions closed on 24 October 2018.

  • Tax and Welfare Analysis (TAWA) Model

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    Tax and Welfare Analysis (TAWA) is the Treasury’s microsimulation model of the New Zealand personal tax and transfer system. It applies potential policy changes to individuals in its input data, and then scales up and aggregates the results so that...

  • Embedding wellbeing in the Public Finance Act 1989

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    The Government recently consulted on a proposal to embed a focus on wellbeing in the Public Finance Act 1989 in September 2018.  Submissions closed on Friday 12 October 2018. See the Consultation document for more details on this...

  • New Zealand Infrastructure Commission - Te Waihanga

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    A new independent infrastructure body, the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission - Te Waihanga, has been established to ensure that New Zealand gets the quality infrastructure investment needed to improve our long-term economic performance and social...

  • NZ Infrastructure Commission - Background Documents

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  • [HTML version] Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - Information Supporting the Estimates 2009/10 - Budget 2009

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    The HTML version of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2009/10 for the Economic Development and Infrastructure sector was too long and had to be split into two parts: [PART 1] Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - Information Supporting...

  • [HTML version] Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - Information Supporting the Estimates 2008/09 - Budget 2008

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    The HTML version of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2009/10 for the Economic Development and Infrastructure sector was too long and had to be split into two parts: [PART 1] Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - Information Supporting...

  • Speeches and Media Releases - Phase 2

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    Speeches, announcements, press releases and public engagements on Phase 2 of the Reserve Bank Act Review are contained here. Announcement of the Review Update for Phase 2 Keeping banks safe and holding executives accountable Media...

  • Public Consultation and Updates

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    Public Consultation - third round Review Update Public Consultation - second round Public Consultation - first round

  • Pacific contribution to the economy

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    The Treasury’s Pacific Strategy (Le Tofa Mamao ma le Fa’autautaga) recognises that the contribution of all New Zealanders in every facet of the economy and society is necessary for New Zealand to enjoy a robust, sustainable and competitive economy, with...

  • Measuring wellbeing: the LSF Dashboard

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    The LSF Dashboard is a measurement tool which informs the Treasury’s advice to Ministers on priorities for improving wellbeing. We’ve published it on our website for public transparency and interest. ENTER THE DASHBOARD HERE What's the purpose of the...

  • A wellbeing approach to cost benefit analysis

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    The Treasury encourages important public sector decisions to be informed by cost benefit analysis. This helps decision-makers to compare different options. The Treasury is using its Living Standards Framework (LSF) to support the Minister of Finance to...

  • Embedding wellbeing in the Public Sector

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    The Treasury plays a key role in improving State sector performance and impact on New Zealanders’ wellbeing. This means we have a role to play in supporting the wider public sector response to the Government’s wellbeing approach. The current Government...

  • Rangitaki: staff insights blog

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    Rangitaki topics cover the very broad span of the Treasury’s advisory role, from fiscal policy and commercial operations through to public accounting standards and best practice regulation. We welcome comments and questions on Rangitaki articles on...

  • Contacting authors

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    The Treasury welcomes comments and questions on Staff Insights: Rangitaki articles. Treasury Staff Insights Mailbox Email: [email protected] It is helpful to include a link to the Staff Insights: Rangitaki article(s) you are...

  • The Capital and Commercial Stream

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    The Capital and Commercial Stream offers the opportunity to focus on improving New Zealanders’ wellbeing through utilising the Government’s commercial and financial assets. A variety of skills and experience are required for this stream. This means you...

  • The Policy, Performance and Advisory Stream

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    The Policy, Performance and Advisory stream offers the opportunity to focus on improving New Zealanders’ wellbeing through their policy advice and helping prepare the Governments annual Budget.  This stream is for those with a strong interest in...

  • The Macroeconomist Stream

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    The Macroeconomist stream offers the opportunity to focus on improving New Zealanders’ wellbeing through utilising macroeconomics and fiscal policy, modelling and research, and forecasting. You will be at home in this stream if you have a genuine...

  • Future of Work Tripartite Forum

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    The Future of Work Tripartite Forum is a partnership between the Government, Business New Zealand and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions that aims to support New Zealand businesses and workers to respond to a rapidly changing world of work. The...

  • Reform of the Overseas Investment Act

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    Following public consultation earlier this year, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn, the Government has agreed to changes to the Overseas Investment Act. Associate Finance Minister David Parker announced the...

  • Why we need the Living Standards Framework

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    The Treasury frequently receives requests from people wanting to hear from us about the wellbeing approach and our work advising Government about the economy and New Zealanders' living standards.  Being a relatively small and busy agency, we...

  • Sharing our experience of using the Living Standards Framework

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    Because it is still relatively new and there is (as yet) no body of precedent for applying a wellbeing framework, we're focusing on building the depth of capability among our staff. As we develop our own expertise, at the same time we are...

  • Public Consultation - first round (Reserve Bank Act Review)

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    The first round of consultation for Phase 2 of the Reserve Bank Act Review: Safeguarding the future of our financial system closed on 25 January 2019. This round of consultation focused on five key issues: Objectives: What high-...

  • Baseline Reviews

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    A baseline review is a “deep dive” into a ministry’s financial performance, and is completed jointly by The Treasury and the relevant ministry.  The outcome of a baseline review is to get a better understanding of the current spend, assist in...

  • Council of Financial Regulators

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    The Treasury is a member of the Council of Financial Regulators (CoFR), which contributes to maximising New Zealand’s sustainable economic well-being through responsive and coordinated financial system regulation.  CoFR meets quarterly to discuss...

  • Transparency statements

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    These transparency statements explain how we collect, use and share information and how we use social media to enhance our interactive relationshps and engage with our communities. Collection, use and sharing of information Transparency...

  • Historical infrastructure documents

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    Prior to the establishment of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission - Te Waihanga, the Treasury was responsible for producing the Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan, the Capital Intentions Plan, the Infrastructure Evidence Base, and the...