News & Achievements

Celebrating our oceans

Aotearoa New Zealand is surrounded by Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Pacific Ocean. The ocean is central to our identities and to our ecosystems. The Big Blue both isolates us from other countries and connects us to our Pacific neighbours. We have the seventh largest maritime area in the world, ranging from subtropical to subantarctic, with more than 50 habitat types. And we’re responsible for the protection of this area and the thousands of species – all the fish, mammals, seaweeds, microorganisms, crustaceans, seabirds – that call it home.

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Caring for the land, caring for people

Here in New Zealand, we have a remarkable natural environment, with unique ecosystems and native species. It’s taken millions of years for Aotearoa to develop this precious environment – and it’s up to us to protect it! In collaboration with communities across the country, we’re doing just that.

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How much do you know about Aotearoa’s unique environment?

Test your knowledge this World Environment Day!

Think you’re a nature super-fan? Can’t tell a kauri from a kāmahi? To celebrate World Environment Day this week, we’ve put together a quiz to test how much you know about Te Taiao.

Flex your nature muscles or learn something new about the world we live in… then challenge your friends to do better. Good luck!

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Five things you might have missed

You’ve probably already heard that last week the Government released this year’s Budget. It’s something we’re really excited about (and if you are too, you can read more here), because we know it’s a key part of our plan to secure a strong COVID recovery.

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What people are saying about Budget 2021

Yesterday, Grant Robertson unveiled this year’s Budget. With a focus on securing our recovery and tackling long-term challenges – like climate change, housing, and child wellbeing – Budget 2021 delivers targeted investments to reduce inequality while keeping a lid on debt.

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10 highlights of Budget 2021

This year’s Budget is focused on securing our recovery while tackling long term issues like child wellbeing, housing and climate change. It’s full of initiatives to help us meet the challenges of COVID-19 and come out stronger on the other side.

There’s a lot in Budget 2021 – here are 10 key things you need to know.

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Our Achievements

Since coming into Government in 2017, we’ve worked hard to tackle the long term challenges facing New Zealand, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made on the big issues like child poverty, housing and climate change.

However, we know there’s more to do. That’s why we’re committed to building on our progress so together, we grow a strong economy that gives security to all. Read more about our priorities.

Here are some of the things we’ve achieved so far.

Updated 31 October 2022.

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What’s in Budget 2021?

Budget 2021 has now been released! To see more about what's in the Budget, click here.

In just a few days, the Government will release this year’s Budget, setting out how we’ll continue to secure our recovery from COVID-19, while tackling long-term challenges like child poverty and climate change. While the full details will be kept tightly under wraps until Thursday afternoon, the Government has announced a few Budget policies ahead of time – a sneak preview of what you can expect on Budget Day.

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A history of supporting New Zealanders

Labour has always been forward-thinking – consistently focusing on reducing inequality, protecting the rights of workers, and tackling long-term problems to ensure a better future.

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