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Update on our economy


Today the Coalition Government released the 2019 Budget Policy Statement (BPS), outlining the priorities for Budget 2019. The Treasury also released its Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update with its latest set of forecasts for the New Zealand economy.

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Government's new Green Investment Fund set to greatly reduce NZ's emissions


Business and the Government will jointly tackle climate change with the launch of New Zealand Green Investment Finance Ltd; a $100 million fund to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Grant Robertson's Speech to the 2018 Labour Party Conference


It is my absolute honour to speak to you today, not just once again as Labour's Finance Spokesperson, but this time as the Minister of Finance.

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Week That Was: Business, Bicycles, and backing our film industry!


Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We're proud of all we're doing to make New Zealand a great place to live - and we want to share it with you!

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Week That Was: A historic week!


Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We're proud of all we're doing to make New Zealand a great place to live - and we want to share it with you!

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Week That Was: Our plan!


Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We're proud of all we're doing to make New Zealand a great place to live - and we want to share it with you!

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Week That Was: Pacific, Public Service, Provincial Growth Fund!


Our Week That Was series gives you a round-up of all the achievements, announcements, and other political goings-on around Parliament and across the country over the past week. We're proud of all we're doing to make New Zealand a great place to live - and we want to share it with you!

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Mana in Mahi: Strength in Work


Mana in Mahi - Strength in Work is a new initiative that will help thousands of young Kiwis get into real jobs and gain valuable, sought-after skills and qualifications.

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What we're doing for New Zealand's regions


On 23 February, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones officially launched the new $1 billion per annum Provincial Growth Fund.

Since then, we are already seeing massive progress in the development of our regions – and we’re only just getting started!

Take a look at just some of the things our Coalition Government has managed to achieve for the people of regional New Zealand.

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