News & Achievements

2021 by the numbers

Over the past year, we’ve continued addressing the biggest issues facing New Zealand: COVID-19, child poverty, housing affordability, and climate change. There’s plenty to get on with in 2022, but – as the year comes to a close – we’re taking a moment to reflect on the progress we’ve made. 

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A smokefree future for New Zealand

We’re delivering on our promise to make New Zealand smokefree by 2025, with a bold new plan that will save thousands of lives.

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Supporting families as we secure our recovery

Protecting Kiwis from COVID-19 has been and remains a central focus of our Government – but, even with the challenges of the pandemic, we’ve continued to make progress on long-term issues like housing affordability, water quality, climate change, and child poverty.

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What is the traffic light system? Your questions answered

We’re taking the next steps in our COVID response, with our plan to safely and carefully reopen. The COVID Protection Framework has been designed to protect lives and livelihoods while ensuring we can do more of what we love. New Zealand’s move into the framework, on Friday 3 December, marks a shift into a new way of managing COVID-19.

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The next steps in our COVID-19 response plan

Over the past two years, keeping Kiwis safe from COVID-19 has been a key focus of the Government. As we move into a new phase of our COVID response, the traffic light system, protecting lives and livelihoods remains our priority.

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Building the infrastructure New Zealand needs

As we work to secure New Zealand’s recovery from COVID-19, we’re focused on building the infrastructure we need for the future – supporting quality jobs for Kiwis and strengthening our economy at the same time.

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Jacinda Ardern: 2021 Labour Conference Speech

As we near the end of another big year, Jacinda Ardern addresses the 2021 Labour Party Conference. Watch the Labour Leader’s speech here.

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Kelvin Davis: 2021 Labour Conference Speech

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Leadership comes in many forms. I’ve always looked to my past for leadership.

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100 ways Labour has delivered in the past year

It’s been just over a year since the last election – and we’re taking this opportunity to reflect on the past 12 months. Keeping New Zealanders safe from COVID-19 has remained a key focus. But we’ve also made strong progress on other long-term challenges, including housing, child poverty, and climate change.

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