News & Achievements

Securing our recovery: By the numbers

Our plan to secure New Zealand’s recovery from COVID-19 is working, with the past three months seeing the second-highest number of people moved off a main benefit into work since records began.

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More Kiwis in work through recovery plan

The latest statistics show the Government’s focus on jobs is working. The net number of people on a main benefit dropped by around 11,190 people during the past three months, with around 31,240 people moving off a benefit into work.

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We’re turning 105!

It’s our birthday! Today, 105 years ago, the New Zealand Labour Party was founded. And we haven’t stopped moving since: fighting for workers’ rights, expanding protections to boost equality, and upholding democratic socialist ideals.

We’re now the oldest political party in New Zealand and, as we celebrate our 105 years, we’re taking a look back at some of the moments that have defined us. 

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Changes to support Kiwi families come into effect

We’re focused on securing our recovery so, together, we can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever. This week, as part of our rebuild and recovery plan, we’re rolling out a number of changes that will make a big difference for New Zealanders and their families.

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Taking on problem plastics

We’re taking the next steps to tackle plastic pollution and protect Aotearoa’s clean green image, by phasing out hard-to-recycle and single-use plastics.

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Housing solutions, accelerated

New Zealand’s housing crisis has been decades in the making. And we know that one of the key barriers to the construction of more homes is a lack of basic infrastructure.

Our $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund – designed to speed up the pace and scale of house building – has taken a big step toward tackling this problem. Today, the criteria to access $1 billion of this fund has been made available, with an invitation for expressions of interest set to be released on 30 June.

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Working in partnership with our primary sector

A few great days at Fieldays are done and dusted! We had a huge team of Labour MPs at Mystery Creek this year – and we were there because partnering with farmers, growers, and our rural communities matters to us.

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Investing in our rural communities

Farmers and growers have been the economic backbone for New Zealand throughout COVID-19, and our primary sector will be at the heart of our recovery. This week, as Fieldays gets underway, we’ve outlined the next steps in our work with farmers to secure our recovery.

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Addressing period poverty in schools

Today, we’re taking the next step in our work to support children and young people in poverty, starting to roll out free period products in more than 1,600 schools and kura across New Zealand.

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