News & Achievements

10 highlights of Budget 2021

This year’s Budget is focused on securing our recovery while tackling long term issues like child wellbeing, housing and climate change. It’s full of initiatives to help us meet the challenges of COVID-19 and come out stronger on the other side.

There’s a lot in Budget 2021 – here are 10 key things you need to know.

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Our Achievements

Since coming into Government in 2017, we’ve worked hard to tackle the long term challenges facing New Zealand, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made on the big issues like child poverty, housing and climate change.

However, we know there’s more to do. That’s why we’re committed to building on our progress so together, we grow a strong economy that gives security to all. Read more about our priorities.

Under Jacinda Ardern’s leadership, here are some of the things we’ve achieved so far.

Updated 31 October 2022.

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What’s in Budget 2021?

Budget 2021 has now been released! To see more about what's in the Budget, click here.

In just a few days, the Government will release this year’s Budget, setting out how we’ll continue to secure our recovery from COVID-19, while tackling long-term challenges like child poverty and climate change. While the full details will be kept tightly under wraps until Thursday afternoon, the Government has announced a few Budget policies ahead of time – a sneak preview of what you can expect on Budget Day.

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A history of supporting New Zealanders

Labour has always been forward-thinking – consistently focusing on reducing inequality, protecting the rights of workers, and tackling long-term problems to ensure a better future.

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Securing our recovery with Budget 2021

Next week, our Government will set out the next steps in our COVID recovery with Budget 2021. We’re taking a balanced approach that will create jobs, grow the economy, and keep a lid on debt, while tackling long-term issues like child wellbeing, housing, and climate change.

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Jacinda Ardern: Pre-Budget speech to Business New Zealand

Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave a speech to Business New Zealand, setting out the next steps in our plan as we reconnect with the world and secure our recovery. Read the full speech below.

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What is the Budget and why should I care?

Finance Minister Grant Robertson has announced that New Zealand’s Budget 2021 will be delivered on Thursday, 20 May. What does that even mean?

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Happy Mother’s Day, Aotearoa!

Today, we’re celebrating mothers, grandmothers and all the mother figures in our lives – and wishing them a wonderful day with whānau and friends – and, ideally, not so many obligations.

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A full-on six months: Our record since the 2020 election

New Zealanders voted for stability and security at the last election. In the six months since, we’ve worked hard to keep Kiwis safe from COVID-19, while accelerating our economic recovery and tackling long-term challenges like housing affordability, child poverty, and climate change – and we’ve made good progress.

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