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Media statement

Analyst Advisory Budget 2009 lock-up

Issue date: 
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
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Immediate Release

A Budget lock-up for economic and financial analysts (as well as media) will be held on Thursday 28 May from 10.30am at the Banquet Hall in Parliament Buildings.

Finance Minister Hon Bill English will attend from 12pm to 12.45pm.

Documents will be available from 10.30am.  Treasury Officials will be available from 10.30am to answer factual questions.

There will be a limited number of places available at the lock-up.   Priority will be given to:

  • Media with parliamentary press accreditation;
  • Economic and financial analysts attached to either:
    • Financial institutions e.g. registered banks; or
    • National organisations who provide relevant specialist advisory services. 

A cost of $108 (GST inclusive) per attendee will be imposed for the Budget documents. Please do not send any payment until you are requested to do so.

The lock-up will finish at 2:00pm.  You will not be permitted to leave the lock-up until that time.


Strict RSVP policy this year

Organisations must RSVP by 5pm Wednesday 13 May to advise the names of those who would like to attend the lock-up.  Treasury will confirm your acceptance to the lock-up by Friday 15 May.

The  contact is: Caroline Meo at the Treasury on (04) 917 6912; fax (04) 499 0437; or


Compliance with the embargo provisions will be monitored.  Any organisation and individual found to break the embargo provisions may be refused permission to attend future media events.   




Caroline Meo
Tel: +64 4 917 6912
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 16 February 2011