News & Achievements

Guaranteeing safe and affordable water for all New Zealanders

Everyone should be able to get safe drinking water from their tap, and swim at their local beach without worrying about contaminated water. We’re taking action to make this a reality for all New Zealanders.

Continue reading →

Boosting support for hard-hit businesses

Our response to COVID-19 over the past 20 months means we’re in a stronger position than many other countries, but we know it’s been tough for businesses – especially those in Auckland. That’s why we’re boosting support for businesses affected by COVID restrictions as we move into the new COVID Protection Framework.

Continue reading →

5 ways you can help New Zealand get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is the best thing we can do to protect ourselves and the people we care about from COVID-19. It means we’ll all be able to do more of what we love this summer, while keeping each other safe.

Continue reading →

Camping, concerts, cuddles: Kiwis tell us why they’re vaccinated

Right now, the single most important thing New Zealanders can do in the fight against COVID-19 is get vaccinated. More and more of us are stepping up, with more than two million people now fully vaccinated.

Continue reading →

5 reasons to get vaccinated

You’ve probably heard a lot about the COVID-19 vaccine lately – and you might be wondering what the big deal is, or why you should bother getting vaccinated. If that’s the case, here are five reasons to roll up your sleeves.

Continue reading →

Our mihi to the ways te reo Māori can unite and inspire through COVID

Kia ora e te whānau, and happy Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori! Yes, it’s Māori Language Week. And even though we’ll be celebrating a little differently this year as we work to stamp out mate korona, there are still plenty of opportunities to embrace this taonga and advance our individual te reo journeys.

Continue reading →

New classrooms for thousands of Kiwi kids

As part of our work to secure our COVID recovery, we’re upgrading schools around the country. This will not only ensure young Kiwis have modern classrooms to learn in, but will also support hundreds of local jobs and provide an economic boost for our communities.

Continue reading →

How the TIA helped three Kiwi mums into careers

As we secure our recovery from COVID-19, we’re helping more Kiwis get the skills they need for work. The Training Incentive Allowance, which supports people into training or to transition into new careers, is one way we’re doing this.

We chatted with three people who know first-hand the difference this allowance can make, and asked them to share their stories.

Continue reading →

Building back better

It’s a three-week recess in Parliament – so, no bills are going through the House and no select committees are meeting. But the hard work of our ministers continues, and many of our MPs are back in their electorates, taking the opportunity to meet with local communities and businesses about how we can continue to support them as we secure our recovery.

Continue reading →