While New Zealand is at Alert Level 4, we're making sure that New Zealanders are kept informed and up to date with all the latest developments of the Government's COVID-19 response. It's been a shortened week because of Easter, so we're bringing you our weekly wrap a day early.Continue reading →
Earlier this week, the Prime Minister informed the nation that the Easter Bunny (and the Tooth Fairy!) were deemed essential workers. However, she made it clear that, due to the restrictions we are all facing at COVID-19 Alert Level 4, the Easter Bunny may find it tricky to get to every house in New Zealand this Easter.
Not one to rest on her laurels, our Prime Minister had a plan - but for the plan to work, she needed all the kids of New Zealand to help...Continue reading →
This was a week of milestones for New Zealand - from lifting 18,400 children out of poverty, to deploying over 2,000 new police on the beat. Not to mention a major regional investment as part of The Big New Zealand Upgrade Programme! Read below to find out more...Continue reading →
One of our most immediate priorities upon forming Government was to get people out of sleeping in cars, garages, or on the street and into safe and warm housing. Since then, we've made major progress towards breaking the cycle of homelessness, including expanding Housing First, building more state houses, and creating over 4,000 public housing places.
This latest announcement is the next step in our approach – and it's a major step up.Continue reading →