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Extra support to tackle homelessness

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.

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Free healthy lunches in schools

Kids learn better with a full stomach. That's why we launched our Lunches in Schools programme, which is already providing free and healthy school lunches to thousands of children so they can focus on what's important - learning.

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Stats show progress on child poverty

Latest statistics show thousands of children have been lifted out of poverty, as the Government’s work to tackle child poverty takes effect.

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Week That Was: Lunches in schools

We're taking action on child poverty, getting Kiwis into the trades, and more...

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Week That Was: A Government of progress

It may have been the first sitting week of 2020, but our Government is already in full-swing - managing a strong economy, investing in infrastructure, and working to break the cycle of homelessness. Read below for all that, and more...

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8 ways the Big New Zealand Upgrade will make life better for Kiwis

The Government has announced the biggest investment in New Zealand’s infrastructure in a generation with the New Zealand Upgrade Programme.

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Week That Was: Waitangi

This week, the focus was on Waitangi - a great opportunity to reflect on who we are, and who we want to be as a nation.

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FAQ: Everything you need to know about the Big New Zealand Upgrade

Today, our Government announced the biggest infrastructure investment in a generation.

We’re investing $12 billion to upgrade and build rail, roads, schools and hospitals across the country – modernising our infrastructure, preparing for climate change and helping to future-proof our economy.

Find out everything you need to know about the Big New Zealand Upgrade here.

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Week That Was: 2020

We are back for 2020! From changes to Family Funded Care, to a record high number of Kiwis in construction in the trades - we're already back making progress on those long-term challenges. Read all about it and more...

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