News & Achievements
COVID-19: Auckland at Level 3, rest of NZ at Level 2
The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 3 on 12 noon on Wednesday 12 August. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2.
Visit covid19.govt.nz for the latest information on alert levels, including an overview of restrictions in your area.Continue reading →
Flexi-wage subsidy to support up to 40,000 people into work
We've announced that we will expand the Flexi-wage programme to support up to 40,000 more people into work, or to help them start their own business. It's yet another way we're helping keep our economy moving by getting people into work and training. Read on to find out more...Continue reading →
Speech: Labour Campaign Launch 2020
Read below for Jacinda Ardern's Labour 2020 Campaign Launch speech.Continue reading →
Labour backs businesses to hire 40,000 New Zealanders
- Business subsidy of on average $7500, and up to $22,000, to hire unemployed New Zealanders
- Up to 40,000 jobs to be supported by $311 million investment in keeping New Zealanders off the unemployment benefit
- Ring-fenced fund to help unemployed start their own business
Week That Was: Last week of Parliament
This week was the last of the 52nd Parliament: a major milestone for our Government and a great opportunity to look back at all the progress we've made for New Zealanders. This week, we increased support for businesses to take on apprentices, improved access to hospital care in Northland, and made rental tenancies more secure - and that's only the start.Continue reading →
Speech: Adjournment of the 52nd Parliament
Kia orana and kia ora koutou katoa. It is a privilege to be able to speak in this adjournment debate and to mark and acknowledge the fact that we are now two years and 10 months into the conclusion of a parliamentary term that has been extraordinary in so many ways.Continue reading →
Week That Was: Another week of progress
Investing in our people, backing businesses, and upgrading infrastructure and housing throughout the country - it's been another week of progress for New Zealanders as we deliver our plan to recover and rebuild.Continue reading →
Keeping New Zealand moving: July 2020
July was another busy month, packed with key investments aimed at progressing our economic recovery as we rebuild New Zealand. We extended support for businesses, helped create jobs through local infrastructure projects, and kept working to clean up our waterways so Kiwis can access safe clean water. Check out the full list below!Continue reading →
Our plan to keep New Zealand moving
The whole world is battling with COVID-19, and no country is immune. In New Zealand, our focus is getting the latest resurgence under control and making sure we put in place immediate financial supports to cushion the economic blow.
As before, the best economic response is a strong health response. We know that protecting health and stamping out the virus means our economy gets going again faster.
In addition to a strong health response, we have a detailed plan to help New Zealand bounce back faster – and it’s already in motion.
Our plan is built around five key principles: investing in our people, jobs, preparing for the future, supporting our small businesses, and positioning New Zealand globally.Continue reading →