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Kaye: $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. More >>

Slim pickings for Pacific people in Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Aupito William Sio MP for Māngere Pacific Island Affairs Interfaith Dialogue Assoc. Foreign Affairs (Pacific Climate Change) Assoc. Ethnic Communities More >>

$144k for up to 495 new youth development opportunities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Partnerships with InOvation Trust and Te Aratika Creative will see around $144,000 invested to create up to 495 new leadership and mentoring opportunities for young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Greenhouse gas emissions decline

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. More >>

Nats’ Budget locks in housing crisis

Friday, 26 May 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s ninth Budget forecasts house prices will rise at three times the rate of wages, locking in the housing crisis for years to come, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Kids bear the brunt of Budget

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of National’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Investing in our Pacific communities

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Investment in Budget 2017 will help improve outcomes for our Pacific communities in New Zealand, Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro says. More >>

Police Robbery Crackdown Needs Backup From Justice System

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thirty-two million dollars for a police crackdown on aggravated robberies is pointless if the justice system doesn’t hold young offenders to account, says New Zealand First. More >>

Cathedral Working Group report released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Cathedral Working Group report released Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report. “I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future of the cathedral, ... More >>

The real costs of National’s election bribe

Friday, 26 May 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The cost of National’s poorly-targeted election year budget bribe is that there’s nothing to fix the housing crisis, health funding is cut, and funding for schools is cut, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Speech to Public Relations Institute of New Zealand

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

I assume the title ‘Seismic Shifts’ doesn’t require me to deliver a long, detailed dissertation on what many people here in Canterbury have lived through for more than six years, or to give you a lesson on the world’s tectonic plates. More >>

Nats’ budget a double-crewed ambulance at bottom of cliff

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:59 am | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s election year Budget shows that there’s no coincidence Finance Minister Steven Joyce doubles as National’s campaign manager, says Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson. More >>

Scope of multi-use arena study released

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:55 am | New Zealand Government

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel are today releasing the Terms of Reference for a pre-feasibility study into a new multi-use arena in Christchurch. More >>

Health running on empty

Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Get ready for more cuts to health at a local level, affecting all New Zealanders, after a Budget that failed to deliver even enough for health services to stand still, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark. More >>

NZ joins global response to antimicrobial resistance

Friday, 26 May 2017, 9:44 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett welcome the announcement of New Zealand’s action plan for tackling the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. More >>

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Budget a Ploy to Hide Crises Nothing Finance Minister Steven Joyce said today in Budget 2017 can get past the fact that New Zealand’s economic growth in real terms, when 2% population growth is substracted, is only .8 per cent, says New Zealand First. ... More >>

Foreign Buyers’ Land Grab Set to Escalate

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:13 pm | New Zealand First Party

The land grab by foreign buyers in New Zealand is set to ratchet up, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Care & support workers’ pay equity bill passes 1st reading

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Care & support workers’ pay equity legislation passes 1st reading Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill which will ensure 55,000 care and support workers receive their share in a $2 billion pay rise has passed its first reading. The Care and Support ... More >>

Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of their first test rocket on the Mahia Peninsula. More >>

Funding boost a welcome investment for Southern DHB

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:27 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie is pleased that Southern DHB is to receive extra funding as part of the 2017 Budget. More >>

Family Incomes Package will have a big impact for Southland

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:25 pm | New Zealand National Party

MP for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie is pleased with the National Government’s work to date in helping families get ahead and says Budget 2017 has continued this commitment. More >>

Budget Speech 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. More >>

Nature short-changed again by National in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 5:10 pm | Green Party

Budget 2017 continues the National Government’s shameful underfunding of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and puts our precious flora and fauna at risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:48 pm | Green Party

A waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, and a drop in the bucket to clean them up National’s Budget has delivered a waterfall of funding to destroy rivers, but only a drop in the bucket to clean them up, the Green Party said today. “National ... More >>

Budget 2017 - Delivering for New Zealand

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

The National-led Government has today presented a budget that ensure all New Zealanders share in the benefits of our growing economy. More >>

Budget a disappointment for Auckland

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Green Party

25 May 2017 Budget a disappointment for Auckland Aucklanders are the biggest losers in today’s Budget, with nothing new that will fix transport and housing problems in the city, the Green Party said today. “National is either ignoring Auckland ... More >>

Winston Peters - Budget Speech

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand First Party

A wilful, wanton, weak, wobbly, woeful minister with a wilful, wanton, weak, wobbly, woeful Budget More >>

James Shaw's 2017 Budget Response Speech

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:33 pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker, The big headline in today’s Budget is a $2 billion Family Incomes Package. More >>

National’s pretence of action hides a bribe for the wealthy

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:30 pm | Green Party

Steven Joyce’s first – and final – Budget gives with one hand, takes away with the other, and gives the biggest break to the wealthiest New Zealanders, the Green Party said today. More >>

Accommodation supplement is fuel on the housing fire

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 3:06 pm | ACT New Zealand

The other big handout in this budget is the accommodation supplement, with Steven Joyce announcing he will throw over a billion dollars in taxpayer money every year at the already overheated housing market. More >>

Māori Party keeps its promise to whānau in Budget 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:55 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is proud to announce a $122 million package of initiatives to support whānau aspirations. More >>

After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

After nine years, it’s the One Dollar Bill Budget National’s Budget 2017 is an irresponsible election bribe which after nine years exposes a government that’s run out of energy and ideas to tackle the big issues facing New Zealand,” says ... More >>

$21.2m to tell New Zealand’s stories and news

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 includes a significant investment in Radio New Zealand, as well as new funding to support the understanding of our most important national stories, Ms Barry says. More >>

Budget 2017 forgets that companies exist and deserve tax cut

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:43 pm | ACT New Zealand

“While the countries we compare ourselves to around the world are cutting company tax rates, our Government does nothing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

The Budget item that is not there: superannuation costs

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“This Budget contains an “up yours” to young Kiwis – the ballooning cost of Superannuation. It’s a Boomer Budget,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Budget embraces ‘communism by stealth’

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:41 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The boost to Working for Families is the perfect example of how National is abandoning its roots,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Tax relief overdue and underdone

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“An adjustment of tax brackets is a welcome compensation for the last seven years of bracket creep. ACT has been talking about this for years. But the adjustment is underdone,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

$28m boost for whānau-centred initiatives

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Government

More whānau will get access to Whānau Ora support across the country with the injection of $10 million of new operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. More >>

$21m boost for Māori language and culture

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will provide an extra $21 million of operating funding for Māori language initiatives to support the continued revitalisation of te reo and Māori culture, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. More >>

Budget 2017 invests $3.4m in Pitt Island Wharf

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $3.4 million of new operating funding over the next four years in Budget 2017 to complete works for the Pitt Island Wharf resilience programme on the Chatham Islands. More >>

$4.5m to explore census transformation

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

$4.5 million of new operating funding over the next three years will allow Stats NZ to explore new ways of obtaining and providing census information without the expense and inconvenience to New Zealanders of a full five-year census, Statistics ... More >>

$10.2m to improve financial capability of young NZers

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Jacqui Dean Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 25 May 2017 $10.2m to improve financial capability of young New Zealanders More >>

$1.5b boost for schools and early education

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 has delivered the largest injection of new money into education since the Government took office in 2008, with an additional $1.1 billion of new operating funding over the next four years, plus an additional $392.4 million of capital funding, ... More >>

$982m funding boost for Defence

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

$982m funding boost for Defence New Zealand’s Defence Force will receive a $406 million boost in operating funding over four years and $576 million in capital as part of Budget 2017, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “It is vital that the ... More >>

$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. $51.6 million in funding will enable Community ... More >>

Extra help for children with additional learning needs

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 provides $63.3 million of operating funding over the next four years to support students with additional learning needs, including more teacher aide hours and a new programme for parents and teachers of young children with autism, Education ... More >>

$81.9m for excellent high impact science

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 25 May 2017 $81.9m for excellent high impact science More >>

$40.5m for strategic science investment

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation 25 May 2017 $40.5m for strategic science investment More >>

$456.5m investment in school property

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

School capacity across New Zealand will increase significantly as a result of $392.4 million of capital funding and $64.1 million of operating funding over four years, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe say. More >>

$132.1m investment in tertiary education

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $132.1 million of new operating funding to develop the skills and knowledge needed for a stronger and more internationally connected New Zealand economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith says. ... More >>

$434.1m to support young people in care

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests significantly to support vulnerable children and young people in care through the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki, Minister for Children Anne Tolley says. More >>

Conservation spending keeps growing

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests an additional $107.8 million to strengthen conservation programmes and manage tourism growth on public conservation land, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “This funding continues the Government’s commitment to Predator Free ... More >>

$30.5m boost to fisheries management

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

A significant boost of $30.5 million of operating funding over the next four years in Budget 2017 will upgrade and modernise the fisheries management system, including the roll-out of cameras, monitoring, and electronic reporting on all commercial vessels, ... More >>

Māori Land Service to support land owners

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says $31 million of funding will be dedicated to establish phase one of the Māori Land Service. “The Māori Land Service will usher in a new era for Māori landowners getting the support and advice they ... More >>

Budget 2017 addresses black hole expenditure

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 addresses black hole expenditure Many business expenses currently written off as black hole expenditure would become tax deductible under proposals released as part of Budget 2017, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. “Some costs of investigating ... More >>

Funding boost to strengthen biosecurity

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:24 pm | New Zealand Government

A boost of $18.4 million of operating funding over four years from Budget 2017 will help further strengthen the biosecurity system and protect our borders, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. More >>

Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:23 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

$100m more for housing on Crown Land

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 will include $100 million in new capital funding to allow vacant or under-utilised Crown land to be freed up for additional housing developments, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

More jobs in Māori tourism and regions

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori tourism operators will be able to create new employment opportunities for whānau with $10 million of operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. “A big driver for tourists ... More >>

$64.4m to support people into employment

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2017 invests $64.4 million of new operating funding to help people move off benefits and into work, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says. More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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