News & Achievements

How much do you know about Matariki?

We’ve delivered on our election commitment to make Matariki a public holiday. For the first time this year, all New Zealanders will have the chance to enjoy a mid-winter holiday that is uniquely our own with family and friends. Try our quiz below, then challenge your whānau!

To celebrate, we’ve put together a quiz to test how much you know about Matariki and mātauranga Māori. Show off your knowledge or learn something new… then challenge your whānau to do better. Good luck!

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New Zealand is open for business and in high demand

As New Zealand reconnects with the world, we’re making the most of every opportunity to show we’re a great place to visit, trade with and invest in as part of our plan to grow our economy and build a secure future for all Kiwis.

Just this week we saw further evidence that we’re moving in the right direction, with the news that export revenue from the food and fibre sector expected to reach a record $52.2 billion this year.

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Making sure Kiwis pay a fair price at the supermarket

As part of our work to ease the cost of living, we’re taking action on supermarkets to make sure New Zealanders are paying a fair price at the supermarket checkout.

We know competition in the supermarket industry isn’t working. New Zealanders aren’t getting a fair deal. People are fed up with paying a premium for just the basics, while supermarkets earn $1 million a day in excess profits.

The situation needs to change, and we’re taking further action to make sure that Kiwis are paying a fair price at the till.

Here's what we're doing:

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Labour hits the road with Budget 2022

There’s lots in this year’s Budget, from a cost of living package designed to ease pressure on New Zealanders in the face of global inflation, to a record investment in health for more nurses and more lifesaving medicines.

Labour MPs have been all over the country this week to share with New Zealanders how Budget 2022 will support them, their families, and their communities.

Here’s just a few of week’s highlights:

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Jacinda Ardern: Harvard Commencement Speech

Protecting Kiwi businesses against ram raids

We’ve worked hard to make sure our communities are safer places for everyone to live. Since taking office in 2017, we’ve delivered New Zealand’s largest Police force ever, taken action on gang violence, and extended successful rehabilitation programmes to break the cycle of offending.

We have seen a significant reduction in youth crime since taking office in 2017 but more recently there has been a spike in ram raids. We’ve responded quickly to this spike by providing new support to small businesses to protect them from this criminal activity.

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13 highlights of Budget 2022

Our Government has just released this year’s Budget, which sets out the next steps in our plan to build a high wage, low carbon economy that gives economic security in good times and in bad. It’s full of initiatives that speed up our economic recovery and ease cost pressures for New Zealanders.

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Extra support with the cost of living

At the heart of this year’s Budget is our cost of living package, designed to ease the pressure on New Zealanders in the face of global inflation.

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What to expect in Budget 2022

Budget 2022 has now been released! To see more about what's in the Budget, click here.

Tomorrow, the Government will release this year’s Budget, setting out the next steps in our plan to build a high wage, low carbon economy that gives economic security in good times and in bad. While the full details will be kept under wraps until Thursday afternoon, we’ve announced a few Budget policies ahead of time – providing a sneak preview of what you can expect on Budget Day.

In case you missed the news, you can read about a few of the initiatives we’ve already announced. 

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