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Grant Robertson: A balanced plan for managing debt

The world is facing its most challenging battle in generations with an insidious and new virus as the enemy.

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Debt: What's Labour's plan?

We’re committed to managing the Government’s books responsibly and keeping debt under control while supporting our people and our economy through the 1-in-100 year shock caused by COVID-19. 

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Tax: What's Labour's plan?

For 98% of New Zealanders, there will be no changes to income tax.

Earn less than $180,000? No changes to your income tax.

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5 ways Labour's SME policy will help small businesses

Are you the owner of a small business? We’ve got one simple message for you: we’ve got your back. 

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Labour will make Matariki a public holiday

As New Zealanders we are proud of who we are, what we stand for, and the way we weave together different worlds and cultures to create our unique national identity.

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Wage subsidy extension

Government has decided in-principle to extend the wage subsidy scheme. We have also agreed in-principle to extend the mortgage deferral scheme, and to modify the COVID-19 Sick Leave Scheme to make it more accessible. Details will be finalised over the weekend and announced on Monday.

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COVID-19: Extension of Auckland Level 3, rest of NZ Level 2 to 26 August

The Auckland region will remain at Alert Level 3, and the rest of New Zealand will remain at Alert Level 2, until 11.59pm Wednesday 26 August.

Cabinet will meet again on the 21st of August to reassess these alert levels. 

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COVID-19: Auckland at Level 3, rest of NZ at Level 2

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 on 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.

Visit covid19.govt.nz for the latest information on alert levels, including an overview of restrictions in your area.

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Flexi-wage subsidy to support up to 40,000 people into work

We've announced that we will expand the Flexi-wage programme to support up to 40,000 more people into work, or to help them start their own business. It's yet another way we're helping keep our economy moving by getting people into work and training. Read on to find out more...

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