News & Achievements

Reopening to the world

We’re celebrating a big milestone this week – the return of international visitors.

New Zealand is open for business and our tourism destinations are among the world’s best.

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Ensuring New Zealanders can celebrate Matariki together

We’ve delivered on our commitment to make Matariki a public holiday. It’s a chance for all New Zealanders to celebrate mātauranga Māori, and enjoy a mid-winter holiday with family and friends.

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Jacinda Ardern: How we're supporting Kiwis and lifting incomes

I was a child when the economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s left many New Zealanders behind.

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Income boost for more than 1.4 million Kiwis

From today, the majority of New Zealand families, as well as many other households, will have more money in their pockets, thanks to a cost-of-living package designed to ease the pressure on low and middle income Kiwis.

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Moving forward in our COVID response

Over the past two years, Kiwis have pulled together and pulled out all the stops to protect each other from COVID-19. Our response has saved lives and given us a head start on our economic recovery. Thanks to the hard work of New Zealanders, we’re now able to ease restrictions and move into a new way of managing the pandemic.

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Welcoming back tourists to boost our economy

We’re ready to welcome the world back. As part of our work to accelerate our COVID-19 recovery, we’re bringing forward the next stage of our reconnecting plan: welcoming back tourists.

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Fuel tax cut to ease pressure on Kiwi families

With the Ukraine invasion causing global petrol prices to spike, we’re taking immediate action to ease the pressure on Kiwi families. We’re reducing fuel tax by 25 cents a litre and cutting public transport fares in half, as part of a wider cost of living relief package.

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New recycling schemes to tackle rubbish head on

To turn around New Zealand’s record on waste, we’re transforming recycling – with improvements to kerbside recycling, a new container return scheme, and nationwide food scraps collection.

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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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