News & Achievements

More cost of living support for Kiwis

We’re boosting incomes and helping ease cost of living pressures on Kiwis through a range of bread and butter support measures that will see pensioners, students, families, and those on main benefits better off from the start of next month.

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Building back better, safer and smarter

This year has seen a series of extreme weather events, unparalleled in New Zealand’s recent history. From Cape Reinga in the far north down to the Tararua Ranges, families and businesses across the country have suffered enormous loss and hardship.

While the severe weather hasn’t directly affected every part of the country, its impact has been felt by us all. Just like the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes, Cyclone Gabrielle’s legacy will be with us for many years to come.

Our Government is committed to supporting New Zealanders as we recover and build back better, safer and smarter.

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Responding to Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle is the most significant weather event New Zealand has seen this century. The severity and the extensiveness of the damage has not been experienced in a generation.

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Focused on the cost of living

Labour is focused on the bread and butter issues that matter most to New Zealanders – and that’s why we’ve put the cost of living front and centre.

This week we signalled a new direction for our Government and announced the next steps in our plan to support families with the cost of living.

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Waitangi Day – a time to reflect and learn

Kia ora e te whānau. Today, we mark the anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi - and our commitment to working in partnership with Māori to deliver better outcomes and tackle the big issues, together.

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Thousands more homes under Labour

We’ve just announced a massive infrastructure investment to kick-start new housing developments across New Zealand.

Through our Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, we’re making sure that critical infrastructure - like pipes, roads and wastewater connections - is in place, so thousands more homes can be built.

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Extra cost of living support for New Zealanders

When Chris Hipkins took on the job of Prime Minister, he said bread and butter issues like the cost of living would be the Government’s top priority – and this week, we’ve set out extra support for families and businesses.

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Investing in the health of New Zealanders

Every New Zealander deserves access to world-class healthcare, no matter where they live. We have a comprehensive plan to make sure this is a reality – and we’re making good progress.

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