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Taking mental health seriously

For too long, the mental health of New Zealanders has not been a priority. We're changing that - with the biggest investment in mental health, in any Budget, ever.

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Week That Was: Celebrating our volunteers

This week there was a lot to celebrate - from the hard work of New Zealand's volunteers to extra protection for our dolphins! We also increased mental health and addition support for offenders to help them get their lives back on track, and saw two Provincial Growth Fund investments in Northland take flight. It's all part of our work to improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Week That Was: Fieldays and our rural communities

It was Fieldays this week and we were firmly focused on our regions and rural communities. We progressed work on the Sustainable Land Use package, invested in the Hawke's Bay through the Provincial Growth Fund, and celebrated substantial growth in our primary sector. It's clear - we're doing the work now to support our rural communities for generations to come.

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Supporting rural communities

New Zealand relies on rural communities. They support our primary sector - which is the engine room of our economy. We need to make sure our rural communities get the support they need to grow and thrive - not just for now, but for future generations. 

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Cost of living: what we're doing to help

One of the most common things we get asked is what we're doing to help ease the cost of living. It's no secret - plenty of us find it hard to make ends meet. We know this won't be fixed overnight - but we've already taken a number of steps to help. Take a look below...

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Week That Was: Continuing focus on mental health

This week our MPs were busy around the country spreading the word about our Wellbeing Budget, and how our investments in mental health, child poverty, homelessness, and more, are going to build on the work we've already done to make New Zealand a better place.

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Focus for Police: national security, crime prevention and community safety

Following the events of March 15th in Christchurch we are responding to unexpected new demands for national security, crime prevention and community safety. The Wellbeing Budget contains more than $260 million in new initiatives for Police. 

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Budget 2019: What people are saying

Labour – alongside our partners in Government, New Zealand First and the Green Party – are proud to deliver New Zealand's first ever Wellbeing Budget. It has received glowing reviews from experts and the media... 

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Wellbeing Budget 2019: At a glance

From our first day in Government, we have put the wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart of everything we do. This Budget reflects that – and builds on the work we’re already doing to deliver on the long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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