6. Coming up this week...

In the political economy this week:

Monday - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is scheduled to announce the Government's decision on whether to eradicate or manage mycoplasma bovis late on Monday afternoon in her post-cabinet news conference.

Tuesday - The NZIER is scheduled to publish its quarterly predictions at noon.

Parliament is not sitting this week.

Wednesday - The Reserve Bank is scheduled to release its half yearly Financial Stability Report at 9 am. Governor Adrian Orr will give a news conference shortly afterwards and then appear before the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee to brief MPs on the report at 1pm. Orr and the FMA are also scheduled to brief MPs "on the outcomes of the Australian Royal Commission into banking" at 2pm.

Statistics New Zealand is scheduled to publish building consents figures for April at 10.45 am.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson is scheduled to give a luncheon address to the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw is scheduled to give a post-budget speech at the Sustainability Council in the evening.

Thursday - Robertson is scheduled to speak at a Canterbury Chamber of Commerce post-budget breakfast event in Christchurch.

Friday - Senior ministers and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are scheduled to travel to Northland on Friday for various events.