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Pre-Budget 2019 recap

In the lead up to Budget day, Ministers made a number of pre-Budget announcements that highlight initiatives that tackle long-term challenges and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders.

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Week That Was: Breaking the cycle of violence

Between a number of pre-Budget announcements and Pike River re-entry, we've been busy tackling long-term challenges facing New Zealand.

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Week That Was: A Christchurch Call to action

It's getting closer and closer to Budget Day! This week we've seen a number of pre-Budget announcements, alongside the Prime Minister's Christchurch Call in Paris, and further action on transportation in Wellington.

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Week That Was: Action on climate change

This week marked the half way point of the political term.

In Government, Labour has already achieved so much!

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Week That Was: Mental health support for Kiwi kids

Another busy week! Read below for a review of the highlights and achievements, including:

  • Launching a review of our welfare system
  • Boosting support and incentives to get thousands more teachers into schools
  • Supporting Y1-8 children with Mana Ake mental health support in schools
  • Celebrating working New Zealanders on International Workers' Day
  • Helping more New Zealanders get online
  • and more!
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International Workers Day

Today, on international workers day, we celebrate the contributions of working New Zealanders to building a modern economy and to promoting workplaces that are productive and inclusive, fair and fit for the 21st Century.

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Mana Ake: Counsellors in schools

Every child in Canterbury & Kaikōura’s primary and intermediate schools now has access to mental health and wellbeing support thanks to the Government’s Mana Ake programme. Here's what that means for the community...

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Week That Was: Anzac Day

Despite the short week, we still managed to accomplish a number of great things, including:

  • announcing the Christchurch Summit in Paris on the role of social media in terrorism
  • opening 23 new state homes
  • honouring those who served and continue to serve on Anzac Day
  • announcing further funding for veterans and families
  • introducing new mandatory classification of on-demand video to better protect their families and young people
  • sending our condolences to Sri Lanka
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Week That Was: Supporting safer staffing in healthcare

This week we:

  • Signed an accord with midwives for safer staffing levels
  • Wiped debt for HNZ tenants wrongfully evicted by the previous Government's improper methamphetamine contamination policies 
  • Responded to the Tax Working Group
  • And much more...
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