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New Zealand’s economy and the case for optimism

If you missed Grant Robertson’s recent speech on New Zealand’s economy, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a super quick overview of what the Minister of Finance said about the Government’s economic plan, as well as the latest figures that show how New Zealand’s economy is tracking.

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Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Kia ora e te whānau! It’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori once again – an opportunity for all of us, no matter where we are on our te reo journey, to give te reo Māori a go.

This year, as we celebrate Māori Language Week, we are also marking the anniversary of Te Petihana, the Māori Language Petition.

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Helping young people into better and brighter futures

Our Government wants every New Zealander to have the chance to succeed – and that includes young people who need a little bit of extra support to get back on the right track.

That’s why we’re stepping up pathways to better opportunities, by supporting more young people into jobs and training to prevent them getting involved in crime.

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How we’re supporting New Zealanders with the cost of living

From day one, we’ve worked hard to lift incomes and make life more affordable for New Zealand families.

Now, with global inflation affecting prices here at home, we’ve stepped up our support with a new cost of living package.

From help with higher bills to reduced transport costs and action on supermarkets – we’re making sure New Zealanders are supported through this tough time.

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Six ways we’re supporting children and families

Our Government wants New Zealand to be the best place in the world to be a child, and we have a plan to make sure that’s a reality.

We’ve put the wellbeing of children and families at the heart of our work since taking office in 2017 – from putting healthy lunches in schools, to making everyday life more affordable for parents, and more.

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More nurses, doctors and health workers

New Zealanders deserve a health system that works for everyone, no matter who you are or where you live. Our Government has a plan to make this a reality, and we’re taking the next steps.

We now have thousands more health professionals, such as doctors and nurses, working in New Zealand than when we took office in 2017. We’re training more nurses than ever, and we’ve changed immigration rules to make New Zealand one of the easiest places in the world for health workers to come to.

But as we face the worst flu season in living memory and with the COVID-19 pandemic putting pressure on health services right across the world, we need to do more.

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15 times Jacinda Ardern has shown she’s a true leader

During her time as Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has navigated New Zealand through unprecedented times. Through it all, she’s become known as someone who leads with kindness, compassion and strength, while keeping the wellbeing of Kiwis at the heart of her approach.

To celebrate five years of Jacinda leading the Labour Party, we’re taking a look back at some of her most defining moments.

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“A real game-changer” – how we’re supporting Kiwis

Supporting New Zealanders is at the heart of our approach as a Government, and we’re working hard to tackle the big issues Kiwis are facing.

While long term challenges like child poverty won’t be solved overnight, we’re putting in place policies that make a real difference for New Zealanders.

Here are some of the ways we’re supporting Kiwis, and what people are saying about the impact these programmes are having:

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More tools to tackle gangs and keep our communities safer

We’ve announced the next steps in our work to tackle crime and gangs – because all New Zealanders deserve to live in communities that are safe.

These new practical tools build on our strong law and order record, which includes delivering New Zealand’s largest ever Police service, targeting illegal firearms, as well as our work to break the cycles of offending.

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