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Welcoming more Kiwis home, sooner

This week, we’re taking the next steps in our plan to reconnect New Zealand with the world. Vaccinated Kiwis overseas are now able to return home without entering MIQ or having to self-isolate.

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More than 60,000 kids lifted out of poverty

We’re committed to making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. We believe all our young people deserve to be happy, healthy, and empowered to live their best life – and the latest data shows our policies are making this a reality for thousands more Kiwi kids.

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Making renting fairer

We’re committed to improving the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, and housing is a key piece of that puzzle. Since coming into Government, we’ve worked hard to turn around New Zealand’s housing crisis and to ensure more people have access to affordable, healthy, and secure homes.

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Building a more inclusive New Zealand

We believe everyone should be free to be themselves – and today, we’ve taken the next step to make this a reality for more New Zealanders. We've just passed legislation to protect the rights of our LGBTQIA+ whānau, by prohibiting harmful conversion practices.

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Housing, health, community: Our team on the year ahead

As Parliament resumes for 2022, we checked in with some members of our Labour team on their priorities for the year ahead.

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Jacinda Ardern: Opening Statement 2022

New Zealand enters a third challenging year confronting the global pandemic, better prepared than many other countries to chart a path through the disruption and beyond into the recovery.

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6 ways we're supporting Kiwis into work

You might have heard that New Zealand’s unemployment rate is down to 3.2% – and that record numbers of Kiwis have been moving off the benefit and into work. We’re proud that our efforts to strengthen the job market, upskill our workforce, and support local businesses are paying off as we continue with our COVID recovery.

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Kelvin Davis: Strengthening the bridge on Waitangi Day

Despite the ups and downs caused by COVID-19, this time of year will always be special. A time where we commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. My great-great-great-great-grandfather Whetoi Pomare was one to have etched his name on Te Tiriti.

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Reducing the risk of Omicron, together

Throughout our COVID response, we’ve worked hard to protect lives and livelihoods. As we face Omicron, keeping people safe remains our goal. Since this new variant emerged overseas, we’ve been preparing for its arrival in New Zealand and, now that it’s here, we’ve got a plan to see us through. As with the rest of our COVID response, it’ll take a team effort.

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