The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga

The Treasury / Te Tai Ōhanga
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  • The Treasury provides advice on the New Zealand economy and produces a range of publications and economic data.
  • Monitors and manages the financial affairs of the government, assesses public sector proposals with economic and financial implications, and delivers operational services.
  • Manages the government’s finances, including the Budget and financial statements.
  • Monitors the performance of commercial entities owned by the Crown and ensures state services are delivered efficiently and effectively.

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