Prince William's visit to New Zealand and the national memorial service for victims of the Canterbury earthquake cost the country almost $900,000.
But with the exception of the March visit, budgets for the two departments responsible for MPs' and ministers' salaries and perks - Ministerial Services and the Parliamentary Service - remained unchanged for this year and next.
The bill for organising the memorial service, held on March 18, and co-ordinating the visit by Prince William, who attended the service, came to $868,000.
The Prince also inspected the devastated centre of Christchurch, and flew to the West Coast to visit the families of the of the Pike River Mine disaster victims.
Budget documents show the Government has set aside the same amount of money - $11.8 million - for ministerial travel for the next financial year, and the $8.4 million for ministers' salaries and allowances amount also remains the same.
MPs' salaries and perks also stayed the same at $18 million, suggesting the Government is practising what it preaches as it tightens the screws on the public sector.
Total appropriations for Ministerial Services dropped by $790,000, and for the Parliamentary Service by $2.8 million.
Housing NZ's budget for buying and upgrading state houses has been chopped by almost $9 million because of completion of the Healthy Housing programme.
Funding for Energy Efficient Retrofits, an insulation programme for pre-1978 homes, has been cut from $6.5 million to $3.5 million.
Housing NZ general manager corporate services Roy Baker said both programmes would continue, even after funding had dried up.
He said the Healthy Housing goals of improving access to health and social services and reducing overcrowding and the risk of health problems were now par for the course.
"We're not growing the stock now. We're putting our capital money into maintaining our existing stock ... we have the capability to meet all that [within] our baselines."
The Government has set aside up to $45 million for third sector providers to increase housing stock.
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei urged the Government to buy more state houses, as there was a shortage of 70,000 and up to 20,000 households were in extreme conditions.By Derek Cheng Email Derek