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What the Budget means for you

Last week, we announced our Budget for the coming year – and beyond.

We’re setting a course for the future – and we want you to know exactly what this future will look like. However, amid all the fanfare, media coverage, and political jargon, it can be hard to know how to make sense of it all!

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A history of supporting New Zealanders

As a Government, we know that fixing long-term problems needs fresh thinking and energy. We need to fix the immediate problems facing New Zealand, but we also know we need to look thirty years ahead, not just three - all while being economically responsible.

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Budget 2018: what to expect

This week, the Government will announce its first Budget. On Thursday, you’ll see what's in store for the coming year (and beyond!) as we present our fully-funded plan that'll set a course for New Zealand’s future.

Ahead of Thursday’s announcement, here’s a preview of what Budget 2018 will bring.

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Planning for a renewable future

There’s been a lot of discussion about our decision to stop granting offshore oil exploration permits in New Zealand and what it will mean for the future of our regions.

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Getting Auckland moving

We know that being able to get from A to B safely and efficiently is vital for a city, its economy and its residents. However, after a decade of under-investment by National, Aucklanders are battling congested roads and a transport system that’s facing unrelenting strain.

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Six months in!

It’s been six months since our Government took office – an incredibly busy six months! We’re proud of what we’ve achieved since October, ticking off everything in our 100 day plan and more, from introducing the Families Package to raising the minimum wage.

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Six wins for Māori in six months of government

It’s now been six months since the Government was sworn in and Jacinda Ardern became Te Pirimia o Aotearoa.

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Otago University Convocation Speech

Thank you so much for the opportunity and privilege to join you today. It feels like a privilege to speak because we’re at the beginning of something that I am sure will be special to each and every one of you.

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100 days. Here's what we've done.

On Thursday 26 October, our Government took office. Since then we’ve got a whole lot of stuff done – in fact, we’ve ticked off everything that was in our 100 day plan. And this is just the beginning! We’ve got a whole lot more planned.

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Our first two weeks

It’s now been two weeks (and a day) since the Labour-led Government was sworn in, and Jacinda Ardern became the new Prime Minister of New Zealand – and we’ve got straight to work!

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