7. One fun thing...

The now famous plate of lamingtons at this year's Budget lockup. Photo by Chris Bramwell from RNZ.

Treasury outperformed its Trans-Tasman version in the Budget lockup on Thursday, delivering the most immaculate plate of lamingtons in the colours of the coalition Government's parties.

Within seconds the chocolate ones were gone.

By the end, it was just a few scraggy green ones left forlorn on the plate after the hordes of journalists and economists had scoffed the chocolate and raspberry ones. The lime ones seemed the least popular, although I'm told they were red in the middle. Just like the party: green on the outside and red in the middle...