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Budget 2019: What people are saying

Labour – alongside our partners in Government, New Zealand First and the Green Party – are proud to deliver New Zealand's first ever Wellbeing Budget. It has received glowing reviews from experts and the media... 

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Wellbeing Budget 2019: At a glance

From our first day in Government, we have put the wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of everything we do. This Budget reflects that – and builds on the work we’re already doing to deliver on the long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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Pre-Budget 2019 recap

In the lead up to Budget day, Ministers made a number of pre-Budget announcements that highlight initiatives that tackle long-term challenges and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Week That Was: Breaking the cycle of violence

Between a number of pre-Budget announcements and Pike River re-entry, we've been busy tackling long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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Week That Was: A Christchurch Call to action

It's getting closer and closer to Budget Day! This week we've seen a number of pre-Budget announcements, alongside the Prime Minister's Christchurch Call in Paris, and further action on transportation in Wellington.

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Week That Was: Action on climate change

This week marked the half way point of the political term.

In Government, Labour has already achieved so much!

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Week That Was: Mental health support for Kiwi kids

Another busy week! Read below for a review of the highlights and achievements, including:

  • Launching a review of our welfare system
  • Boosting support and incentives to get thousands more teachers into schools
  • Supporting Y1-8 children with Mana Ake mental health support in schools
  • Celebrating working New Zealanders on International Workers' Day
  • Helping more New Zealanders get online
  • and more!
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International Workers Day

Today, on international workers day, we celebrate the contributions of working New Zealanders to building a modern economy and to promoting workplaces that are productive and inclusive, fair and fit for the 21st Century.

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Mana Ake: Counsellors in schools

Every child in Canterbury & Kaikōura’s primary and intermediate schools now has access to mental health and wellbeing support thanks to the Government’s Mana Ake programme. Here's what that means for the community...

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