The COVID-19 situation in New Zealand is moving fast - and to avoid what we've seen overseas - the Government's response must be to move fast too. We're committed to keeping New Zealanders safe and well-informed every step of the way.
This was a week of milestones for New Zealand - from lifting 18,400 children out of poverty, to deploying over 2,000 new police on the beat. Not to mention a major regional investment as part of The Big New Zealand Upgrade Programme! Read below to find out more...
One of our most immediate priorities upon forming Government was to get people out of sleeping in cars, garages, or on the street and into safe and warm housing. Since then, we've made major progress towards breaking the cycle of homelessness, including expanding Housing First, building more state houses, and creating over 4,000 public housing places.
This latest announcement is the next step in our approach - and it's a major step up.