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Income boost for more than 1.4 million Kiwis

From today, the majority of New Zealand families, as well as many other households, will have more money in their pockets, thanks to a cost-of-living package designed to ease the pressure on low and middle income Kiwis.

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Moving forward in our COVID response

Over the past two years, Kiwis have pulled together and pulled out all the stops to protect each other from COVID-19. Our response has saved lives and given us a head start on our economic recovery. Thanks to the hard work of New Zealanders, we’re now able to ease restrictions and move into a new way of managing the pandemic.

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Welcoming back tourists to boost our economy

We’re ready to welcome the world back. As part of our work to accelerate our COVID-19 recovery, we’re bringing forward the next stage of our reconnecting plan: welcoming back tourists.

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Fuel tax cut to ease pressure on Kiwi families

With the Ukraine invasion causing global petrol prices to spike, we’re taking immediate action to ease the pressure on Kiwi families. We’re reducing fuel tax by 25 cents a litre and cutting public transport fares in half, as part of a wider cost of living relief package.

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New recycling schemes to tackle rubbish head on

To turn around New Zealand’s record on waste, we’re transforming recycling – with improvements to kerbside recycling, a new container return scheme, and nationwide food scraps collection.

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Welcoming more Kiwis home, sooner

This week, we’re taking the next steps in our plan to reconnect New Zealand with the world. Vaccinated Kiwis overseas are now able to return home without entering MIQ or having to self-isolate.

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More than 60,000 kids lifted out of poverty

We’re committed to making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. We believe all our young people deserve to be happy, healthy, and empowered to live their best life – and the latest data shows our policies are making this a reality for thousands more Kiwi kids.

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Making renting fairer

We’re committed to improving the wellbeing of all New Zealanders, and housing is a key piece of that puzzle. Since coming into Government, we’ve worked hard to turn around New Zealand’s housing crisis and to ensure more people have access to affordable, healthy, and secure homes.

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Building a more inclusive New Zealand

We believe everyone should be free to be themselves – and today, we’ve taken the next step to make this a reality for more New Zealanders. We've just passed legislation to protect the rights of our LGBTQIA+ whānau, by prohibiting harmful conversion practices.

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