News & Achievements

Housing, health, community: Our team on the year ahead

As Parliament resumes for 2022, we checked in with some members of our Labour team on their priorities for the year ahead.

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Jacinda Ardern: Opening Statement 2022

New Zealand enters a third challenging year confronting the global pandemic, better prepared than many other countries to chart a path through the disruption and beyond into the recovery.

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6 ways we're supporting Kiwis into work

You might have heard that New Zealand’s unemployment rate is down to 3.2% – and that record numbers of Kiwis have been moving off the benefit and into work. We’re proud that our efforts to strengthen the job market, upskill our workforce, and support local businesses are paying off as we continue with our COVID recovery.

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Kelvin Davis: Strengthening the bridge on Waitangi Day

Despite the ups and downs caused by COVID-19, this time of year will always be special. A time where we commemorate the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. My great-great-great-great-grandfather Whetoi Pomare was one to have etched his name on Te Tiriti.

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Reducing the risk of Omicron, together

Throughout our COVID response, we’ve worked hard to protect lives and livelihoods. As we face Omicron, keeping people safe remains our goal. Since this new variant emerged overseas, we’ve been preparing for its arrival in New Zealand and, now that it’s here, we’ve got a plan to see us through. As with the rest of our COVID response, it’ll take a team effort.

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Building Auckland’s transport future

We’re making sure Auckland has the infrastructure it needs for the future, so Aucklanders can get around safely and efficiently as our biggest city grows. The new, linked-up transport system we’re building will include partially tunnelled light rail between the CBD and the airport, as well as another Waitematā Harbour crossing.

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Boosting our immunity against Omicron

With Omicron in the community, it’s vital we all do our bit to help to slow the spread, keep each other safe and protect our health system. One of the most important ways we can reduce the risk of Omicron is to get a booster dose as soon as we’re eligible.

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How we’re preparing for Omicron

As countries around the world experience Omicron outbreaks, we’re taking steps now to ensure we’re as prepared as possible and our communities are protected.

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What’s Labour achieved so far?

Quite a bit! This Government was elected to take on the toughest issues facing Aotearoa – and that’s what we’re doing. Since the start of the pandemic, protecting lives and livelihoods has been a priority, but we’ve also made progress on long-term challenges, to deliver a future the next generation can be proud of.