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  • Media Centre

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    The Treasury recognises that the media are a key audience for its work, and an important channel to the public. Here are links to some key information, such as our annual report and briefings to incoming Ministers (BIMs), along with links to...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealandfor the Eight Months Ended 28 February 2013

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    Issue date: 5 Mar 2013

    The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the eight months ended 28 February 2013 were released by the Treasury today.     These financial statements are compared against forecast tracks based on the 2012 Half Year...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Three Months ended 30 September 2016

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    Issue date: 4 Nov 2016

    Paul Helm, Chief Government Accountant The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the three months ended 30 September 2016 were released by the Treasury today.  The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016...

  • Treasury Secretary talks at IMF and World Bank on poverty and prosperity

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    Issue date: 23 Apr 2013

    Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf spoke in support of the World Bank Group’s twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity at a meeting of the Development Committee of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund this...

  • Treasury University Challenge Winner Announced

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    Issue date: 3 Sep 2014

    The winner of the Treasury's University Challenge is Alasdair MacLeod, an LLB/BA (Hons) student majoring in Public Policy at Victoria University.   His essay looking at the accessibility of tertiary education for Maori, Pasifika, and students from...

  • G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting:  Communiqué

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    Issue date: 21 Sep 2014

    The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, held in Cairns over the last day and a half, has issued a communiqué summarizing its deliberations on the global economy, strategies for growth, investment financial regulation and taxation...

  • Transfer of social housing in Tauranga and Invercargill proceeding to next phase

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    Issue date: 17 Aug 2015

    The proposed transfer of approximately 1140 Tauranga and approximately 370 Invercargill Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties and tenancies to registered Community Housing Providers (CHPs) will proceed to the next phase of the commercial transaction...

  • Investor Confidence Ratings Released

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    Issue date: 29 Jun 2017

    The Treasury has today released the latest round of Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) results for nine public sector agencies. The release shows five of nine agencies assessed received either an ‘A’ or ‘B’ rating (on the scale of A to E). “The ICR is...

  • Treasury seeking new Productivity Commission inquiry topics

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    Issue date: 2 Feb 2015

    The Treasury is seeking suggestions for two new inquiry topics that could be undertaken by the New Zealand Productivity Commission in 2015. The Commission is currently conducting inquiries into more effective social services and using land for housing,...

  • Collaborative Project Shows Putting Customers First Delivers Results

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    Issue date: 19 Apr 2016

    A collaborative project undertaken by the Treasury, the Ministry of Health and the Health Quality and Safety Commission (with collaboration from the Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Whanganui and Canterbury District Health Boards) has shown a clear link between...

  • Crown Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 30 June 2013

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    Issue date: 7 Oct 2013

    Fergus Welsh, Chief Financial Officer Crown Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ended 30 June 2013 The Treasury has published the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the fiscal year that ended on 30 June 2013. Overall, key...

  • Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) Evaluation Report

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    Issue date: 4 Jul 2013

    Opening remarks to the Report launch, the Treasury 4 July 2013 Thank you very much for coming this afternoon for this presentation on the results of this year's external evaluation of regulatory impact analysis. We are pleased to have Alex Sundakov,...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Six Months Ended 31 December 2007

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    Issue date: 18 Feb 2008

    Dr Peter Bushnell Deputy Secretary to the Treasury The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2007 were released by the Treasury today. The 31 December 2007 monthly financial statements are compared...

  • Crown guarantees withdrawn for the three merger partners following issue of replacement guarantee

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    Issue date: 5 Jan 2011

    Following approval of Combined Building Society under the Extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme that runs until 31 December this year, the Crown today gave notice to Canterbury Building Society, Southern Cross Building Society and MARAC Finance...

  • Changes to release of Budget Information

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    Issue date: 15 May 2009

    Immediate Release The Treasury has been reviewing the criteria for releasing material under embargo for this year’s Budget. An advisory posted on 21 April advised that there would not be any pre-distribution of embargoed documents other than at the...

  • Wairarapa Building Society approved for extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme

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    Issue date: 28 May 2010

    The Treasury today approved Wairarapa Building Society for the extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme. A copy of the Deed of Guarantee for Wairarapa Building Society is available on Approved Institutions. The current Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme...

  • Canterbury Building Society and Southern Cross Building Society approved for extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme

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    Issue date: 31 May 2010

    The Treasury today approved Canterbury Building Society and Southern Cross Building Society for the extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme. A copy of the Deed of Guarantee for Canterbury Building Society is available on Approved Institutions. A copy...

  • Allied Nationwide Finance depositors covered by Crown guarantee

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    Issue date: 20 Aug 2010

    All eligible Allied Nationwide Finance depositors will get the money they are entitled to under the Crown retail deposit guarantee scheme, Treasury Deputy Secretary Financial Operations Philip Combes said today. The trustee for Allied Nationwide Finance...

  • Appointment of Executive Director National Infrastructure Unit

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    Issue date: 7 Oct 2009

    Treasury Secretary John Whitehead today announced the appointment of Richard Forgan as Executive Director of the National Infrastructure Unit, which is tasked with taking a national overview of infrastructure priorities and providing cross-government co-...

  • Positioning the Treasury for future challenges

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    Issue date: 3 Sep 2009

    Secretary to the Treasury John Whitehead today announced changes to the agency’s leadership structure.  "The changes are about the Treasury meeting the challenges of the new economic and financial environment that it is now operating in," said Mr...

  • Secretary to the Treasury highlights the importance of integrated, coherent fiscal policy which is clear about trade-offs

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    Issue date: 14 Dec 2007

    John Whitehead, Secretary to the Treasury Secretary to the Treasury John Whitehead underscored in a speech yesterday the importance of open and informed debate about fiscal policy choices – and the importance of being transparent about the trade-offs...

  • Original Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme payments completed

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    Issue date: 8 Dec 2010

    More than 38,000 depositors have been paid under the original Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme that expired this year, after the finance companies they invested with defaulted on their obligations. "The scheme was an emergency measure to ensure...

  • Publication of Paper: New Zealand's Exchange Rate Cycles - Evidence and Drivers

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    Issue date: 17 Dec 2010

    The Treasury today published a working paper which deciphers the evidence of how volatile and variable the New Zealand dollar has been compared with the currencies of a number of other relevant economies and examines what drives the New Zealand exchange...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Ten Months Ended 30 April 2008

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    Issue date: 11 Jun 2008

    Dr Peter Bushnell Deputy Secretary to the Treasury The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the ten months ended 30 April 2008 were released by the Treasury today. The monthly financial statements are compared against...

  • Flexibility Being Introduced to Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme

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    Issue date: 18 Nov 2009

    The Treasury is changing the terms and conditions of the Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme to make it more flexible for deposit taking institutions, while continuing to protect current depositors. "Existing investments by eligible depositors are not...

  • PREFU Details Confirmed

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    Issue date: 22 Sep 2008

    "As announced by the Minister of Finance, the Treasury will be publishing the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) on Monday, 6 October 2008," Secretary to the Treasury John Whitehead said today. The Public Finance Act (PFA) requires the...

  • Report of Investigation of an Error in Tax Revenue Numbers

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    Issue date: 2 Apr 2008

    Inland Revenue and Treasury have taken immediate steps to implement changes following the investigation into last month’s error in tax revenue in the Crown accounts. Secretary to the Treasury John Whitehead and Inland Revenue Commissioner Robert Russell...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Four Months Ended 31 October 2007

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    Issue date: 5 Dec 2007

    Dr Peter Bushnell Deputy Secretary to the Treasury The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the four months ended 31 October 2007 were released by the Treasury today. The 31 October 2007 monthly financial statements are compared...

  • Good progress on Crown guarantee repayments to depositors

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    Issue date: 19 Jul 2010

    The Treasury is making good progress with repayments to eligible depositors of Crown guaranteed companies that have defaulted, paying $79.1 million of principal and interest to date. To date, six institutions approved for the Retail Deposit Guarantee...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Five Months Ended 30 November 2009

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    Issue date: 29 Jan 2010

    Colin Lynch Deputy Secretary to the Treasury The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the five months ended 30 November 2009 were released by the Treasury today. The monthly financial statements were based on the 2009 Half Year...

  • NZ Treasury instigates stimulus research papers

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    Issue date: 18 Feb 2011

    A special issue of the leading UK economics publication, the Economic Journal, has published a set of research papers on the impact of governments' fiscal stimulus packages, in a project initiated by the New Zealand Treasury's chief economist, Norman...

  • Two Treasury policy perspectives papers released

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    Issue date: 31 Oct 2007

    The Treasury today released two policy perspectives papers in the October round of its working paper series, both of which cover aspects of New Zealand’s financial system. The preliminary assessment of the first paper, New Zealand Financial Markets,...

  • Treasury publishes six new Working Papers

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    Issue date: 18 Feb 2014

    The Treasury published six new Working Papers today, covering analysis of trade barriers, KiwiSaver data, sectoral-level capital investments, unemployment rates, superannuation and labour market dynamics. Recent Unemployment Experience in New Zealand...

  • Treasury welcomes NZ dollar-renminbi direct trading

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    Issue date: 19 Mar 2014

    Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has welcomed Prime Minister John Key’s announcement on direct trading of the New Zealand dollar and the renminbi. "The agreement on direct trading of the dollar and the renminbi follows considerable work by the New...

  • Working Paper published: Health and Retirement of Older New Zealanders

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    Issue date: 7 Jun 2012

    The Treasury today published a research paper under its Working Papers series which examines factors associated with older New Zealanders’ participation in paid employment. The paper, entitled Health and Retirement of Older New Zealanders, delves into...

  • Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Six Months Ended 31 December 2016

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    Issue date: 16 Feb 2017

    Paul Helm, Chief Government Accountant The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2016 were released by the Treasury today.  The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2016...