Budget Date Announced
The Government's second budget - Budget 2001 - will be
delivered on Thursday, May 24.
Finance Minister Michael
Cullen announced the date today during debate in Parliament
on the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee's report on
the Budget Policy Statement.
Dr Cullen said the Budget
would reflect the Government's commitment to economic
transformation, fiscal prudence and social
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PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency
At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.
The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>