News & Achievements

Week That Was: Thank you to New Zealanders

Over the past week, we have seen a downward trend in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases. This is entirely due to the sacrifices of New Zealanders, who have shown incredible discipline in staying home to break the chain of the virus and save lives. 

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Egg-straordinary work NZ on the the big #NZEggHunt

When Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launched the #NZEggHunt, who could have expected such an eggcellent response, with Kiwis across the country hopping straight into action...

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Week That Was: Two weeks into Alert Level 4

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.

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Kiwi kids get behind #NZEggHunt

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...

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Week That Was: Staying home, saving lives

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Government has striven to provide calm, clear and consistent communication, including daily press conference updates from the Prime Minister.

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Week That Was: COVID-19 Alert Level 4

The COVID-19 situation in New Zealand is moving fast - and to avoid what we've seen overseas - the Government's response must be to move fast too. We're committed to keeping New Zealanders safe and well-informed every step of the way.

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Week That Was: Progress across the board

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...

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Extra support to tackle homelessness

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.

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Free healthy lunches in schools

Kids learn better with a full stomach. That's why we launched our Lunches in Schools programme, which is already providing free and healthy school lunches to thousands of children so they can focus on what's important - learning.

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