News & Achievements

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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Making housing more affordable

Every New Zealander deserves a healthy, affordable place to call home.

We have a comprehensive plan to make it happen, and we’re making good progress.

Here's the latest on how we're supporting Kiwis into homes:

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106 years of supporting Kiwis

It’s our birthday this week! For more than a century, we’ve remained committed to supporting New Zealanders and securing a better future for all.

As we mark 106 years of the New Zealand Labour Party, here’s a look at how our work has made a difference for New Zealanders and their families, from 1916 to today.

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Building a better Aotearoa for disabled people

We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating the launch of Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People.

Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People will put disabled people, their whānau, carers, and supporters first, removing barriers that existed when there was no single agency. The Ministry will also be the first in Aotearoa to have a New Zealand Sign Language name.

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Historic free trade agreement with the European Union

We’ve secured a major free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) – a move that’s set to boost exports by $1.8 billion per annum, enhance our economic security, and enable New Zealand businesses to grow, by unlocking one of the world’s biggest and high value markets.

The new historic agreement will increase New Zealand’s GDP by up to $1.4 billion per year by 2035. This is fantastic news for Kiwi exporters and our economy, and comes on top of our recent $1 billion United Kingdom free trade agreement.

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A better health system for all

Our Government is committed to making sure that our health system works for all New Zealanders, no matter who you are or where you live.

Transformation of our health system will take time, and the step we’re taking today – establishing Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority – is about getting the structure right.

We’re making the changes as seamless as possible, so most patients won’t see the change on day one. You can be confident the health services your family relies on will be delivered by the same great people, and in the same local places. If you have an appointment booked this will not change.

But in the coming years New Zealanders right across the country will see real improvements to our health system.

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How we’re delivering a better future for women and girls

We’re committed to ensuring that there is every opportunity for women and girls to succeed in Aotearoa New Zealand, with fewer barriers.

Since coming into Government, we’ve worked hard to support women and girls, by improving services like healthcare and tackling issues like the gender pay gap.

Here are just some of the ways we’re making life easier for Kiwi women:

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Celebrating our first Matariki public holiday

We’re proud to have delivered on our election commitment to establish a public holiday to celebrate Matariki. For the first time this year, New Zealanders will have the chance to enjoy a mid-winter holiday that is uniquely our own.

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Major milestone in our school upgrade programme

This week, we’ve marked a major milestone in our school upgrade programme.

We've supported 4,500 projects across the country for schools to upgrade classrooms, sports facilities, playgrounds and more, so Kiwi kids have the best possible environments to learn in.

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