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Week That Was: Getting our economy moving

It's been a busy seven days as we start to rebuild New Zealand together. From delivering extra support for small businesses, to investing in our artists and arts organisations, to cutting red tape on home DIY projects, we're rolling out our plan to get the economy and New Zealand moving again.

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Budget 2020: Five things to know

Budget 2020 is about rebuilding together, supporting jobs, getting business moving and the books back into the black. It’s an integral part of our COVID-19 economic response, and our plan to grow our economy and get New Zealand moving again.

Here’s a quick look at the five top things you need to know from this year’s Budget:

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How Budget 2020 is supporting jobs

This year’s Budget is about rebuilding New Zealand together in the face of COVID-19. Jobs are central to how we’re going to do that. There’s a lot of targeted investment for employment in this year’s Budget, with announcements on creating new jobs, training people for the jobs we have, and supporting people to keep their jobs or get into work.

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Jacinda Ardern's 2020 Budget Speech

Read Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Budget 2020 Speech.

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Grant Robertson's 2020 Budget Speech

Read Minister of Finance Grant Robertson's Budget 2020 Speech.

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Week That Was: Getting the job done

From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Government has committed to providing calm, clear, and consistent communication, including regular press conference updates from the Prime Minister. While New Zealand is at Alert Level 3, we're making sure that New Zealanders are kept informed and up-to-date with all the latest developments of the Government's COVID-19 response. 

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Week That Was: Kickstarting the economy

Our first week at Alert Level Three saw thousands of New Zealanders returning to work. Many of New Zealand's critical infrastructure projects were kicked back into gear, such as the Auckland City Rail Link. Alert Level Three gives us the opportunity to reboot our economy while continuing to stay on top of the virus.

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Week That Was: Preparing for Alert Level Three

As we head into ANZAC weekend, we are also heading into the final weekend of Alert Level 4 lockdown.

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Week That Was: Thank you to New Zealanders

Over the past week, we have seen a downward trend in the daily number of positive COVID-19 cases. This is entirely due to the sacrifices of New Zealanders, who have shown incredible discipline in staying home to break the chain of the virus and save lives. 

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