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Our Achievements

Since coming into Government in 2017, we’ve worked hard to tackle the long term challenges facing New Zealand, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made on the big issues like child poverty, housing and climate change.

However, we know there’s more to do. That’s why we’re committed to building on our progress so together, we grow a strong economy that gives security to all. Read more about our priorities.

Under Jacinda Ardern’s leadership, here are some of the things we’ve achieved so far .

Updated 19 May 2022.

Children & Family

Introduced a new short term cost of living payment for 2.1 million Kiwis, to help with higher grocery and power bills

Employment & Business

Over 190,000 Kiwis supported to upskill with our trades training and apprenticeship programme

Children & Family

Helping more than one million New Zealanders stay warm over the colder months through the Winter Energy Payment

Māori

Made Matariki a public holiday

Employment & Business

Increased the minimum wage to $21.20 per hour

Housing

Delivered more than 12,500 public and transitional homes, as part of our plan to deliver more than 18,000 extra places by 2024

Children & Family

Recorded improvements across all nine child poverty measures

Environment

Banned single-use plastic bags to protect our environment

Transport

Extended fuel tax cut and half-price public transport fees, as the war in Ukraine drives up fuel prices globally

Economy

Fast-tracking key development and infrastructure projects to help get New Zealand moving

Health

Made visiting the doctor cheaper or free for nearly 600,000 New Zealanders

Health

Taking mental health seriously, with the biggest investment in mental health of any Budget, ever

Children & Family

Extended paid parental leave from 18 to 26 weeks

Children & Family

Providing healthy, free school lunches to more than 200,000 students across the country, with 45 million lunches already served

Health

Delivering more paramedics, ambulances and emergency helicopters, so people can get urgent care when they need it

Climate Change

Passed the landmark Zero Carbon Act, with a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Education

Upgrading almost every state school in the country through the School Investment Package

Education

Making sure New Zealand history is taught in all schools and kura by 2023

Transport

Permanently halving the price of public transport for Kiwis on low incomes

Education

Removed fees from NCEA and NZ Scholarship

Health

Progressing major reforms to the health system to make healthcare accessible for all New Zealanders

Children & Family

Launched the Best Start payment, supporting parents with the costs of a newborn

Justice

Going hard against gangs and organised crime networks, seizing significant amounts of drugs, firearms and assets

Health

Upgrading New Zealand’s water infrastructure, to keep our drinking water safe and beaches clean

Health

Launched a new Cancer Action Plan and made the largest ever direct investment in new radiation machines

International

Secured a historic free trade agreement with the UK, which sees a boost of almost $1 billion to New Zealand’s GDP and unprecedented access for our exporters

Health

Rebuilding our health system, with around 24 construction projects due to be completed this year

Economy

Responsible management of government books to keep a lid on debt and invest in our recovery

Justice

Restored the right to vote for all eligible prisoners serving less than three years

Environment

Taking action to protect threatened indigenous freshwater fish

International

Boosted aid for our Pacific neighbours to help tackle COVID-19 and rebuild communities and economies

Children & Family

Funding thousands more places in out of school care (OSCAR), to help low-income parents get to work or training

Climate Change

Backing community-based renewable energy projects, making it easier for communities across New Zealand to go green

Regions

Improving rural broadband connectivity, with 310 new mobile towers complete

Housing

Extended the bright-line test to 10 years, to dampen speculative demand and tilt the balance towards first home buyers

Regions

Introduced new regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system

Economy

Helping more than one million New Zealanders stay warm over colder months through the Winter Energy Payment

Health

Boosted funding for air and road ambulances

Economy

Pursuing ambitious trade policy to help New Zealand businesses succeed overseas

Justice

Replacing upper Waikeria prison with a modern design, including a 100-bed mental health and addiction facility

Environment

Ramped up pest control and eradication to help make Aotearoa predator-free by 2050

Education

Delivered pay equity for teacher aides

Education

Scrapping the outdated decile system, and providing extra funding to the schools they need it most

Justice

Delivered the largest ever Police workforce

Housing

Warmer Kiwi Homes has delivered almost 80,000 insulation and heating installs in low-income homes since 2018, ensuring more low-income families have healthy homes and reduced power bills

Health

Made the biggest ever investment in family violence and sexual violence support services

Children & Family

Expanding mental health support in schools across the country through the rollout of Mana Ake

Environment

Provided the largest funding boost for the Department of Conservation since 2002

Employment & Business

Established a $300 million venture capital fund to back Kiwi innovation

Regions

Partnering with rural sectors to develop better support for mental health needs

Children & Family

Helping to drive the increased participation of women and girls in sport

Transport

Supported our aviation sector to keep freight flowing during and post-COVID

Children & Family

Delivered the largest increase in abatement levels in over two decades, increasing the amount beneficiaries can earn before their benefit reduces

Climate Change

Established the Climate Change Commission to provide independent advice on climate action

Housing

Launching a new Affordable Housing Fund, to deliver affordable rentals to support families in areas facing the biggest housing challenges

Employment & Business

Boosting funding to Tupu Aotearoa to support thousands of Pāsifika people into employment, training and education

Employment & Business

Lifted abatement thresholds so people on a benefit who are working can keep more of what they earn

Economy

Provided interest-free and low-interest loans to help more than 115,000 businesses stay afloat during COVID

Economy

Put in place a new tax rate on the top 2% of earners to make sure all Kiwis are doing their bit

Transport

Rolling out more than 3,300 kilometres of road safety upgrades through the Safe Network Programme to help save lives

Climate Change

Declared a climate emergency to accelerate efforts to reduce our emissions

Māori

Established a new Māori Health Authority to improve health outcomes for Māori

Environment

Invested more than $120 million to improve recycling infrastructure

Regions

Around 80,000 rural homes and businesses with access to improved broadband

Employment & Business

Restoring collective bargaining rights for screen sector workers

Economy

Protecting people in financial hardship from high-cost loans that could trap them in debt

Health

Making sure our approach to community water fluoridation is based on science and consistent across the country, to prevent tooth decay

Health

Removed abortion from the Crimes Act, to make sure it’s treated as a health issue

International

Provided significant humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Employment & Business

Protected 47% of jobs in New Zealand through at least one of the 2021 wage subsidies

Māori

Rolling out the Māori Pathways programme in our prisons, to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for whānau

Children & Family

Set measures and targets for reducing child poverty, enshrining the former into law

Health

Lifted the cap on gender affirming surgeries and increased funding for them

Education

Brought back government funding for adult night classes, to give New Zealanders more opportunities to keep learning

Employment & Business

Improving access to driver licensing testing and training for around 64,000 Kiwis

Employment & Business

Expanding Mana in Mahi to help more Kiwis into work

Housing

Working to regulate the residential property management sector, to protect both renters and landlords

Health

Boosted funding for Pharmac to ensure more Kiwis can get lifesaving medicines and treatments

Housing

Made it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home by stopping foreign speculators from buying houses here and driving up prices

Education

Supporting certificated teachers on the lowest pay in early education and care to move closer to pay parity with their equivalents in kindergartens

Justice

Amending the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act, to introduce a new power enabling seizure of assets of those associated with organised crime

Children & Family

Scrapped the sanction cutting benefit income to women who don’t declare the name of their child’s father

Justice

Introduced legislation to ban harmful conversion practices

Regions

Invested in over 1,700 regional economic development projects worth $4.3 billion

Employment & Business

Backing small and medium sized businesses with a new Business Growth Fund

Environment

Phasing out hard-to-recycle plastic items like food and drink packaging

Justice

Laid the foundations for a new firearms registry so Police get better information on who has what firearms where

Children & Family

Transforming the child care and protection and youth justice systems to improve outcomes for young people

Climate Change

Banning new low- and medium-temperature coal-fired boilers in manufacturing and production

Employment & Business

Extending Māori Trades Training to deliver even more work-focused training

Housing

Banned unfair letting fees and no-cause tenancy terminations

Economy

Acted on recommendations from the Commerce Commission market study into retail fuel to give Kiwis a fairer deal at the pump

Health

Making sure our approach to community water fluoridation is based on science and consistent across the country, to prevent tooth decay

Climate Change

Started planting one billion trees, with more than 349 million already in the ground

Health

Boosted funding for GPs, pharmacies and Pharmac to help ease COVID-related pressures

Justice

Passed legislation against conversion practices to protect the rights of our rainbow communities

Māori

Supporting kōhanga reo, to ensure kaiako and kaimahi are paid fairly and facilities are in good condition

Children & Family

Rolled out free period products for all student across New Zealand, already 1,996 schools and kura have provided 343,472 students with access to products

Health

Expanding the Pregnancy and Parenting Programme, so more women and whānau can access support for alcohol and drug issues

Justice

Reforming and investing in the Family Court to create a system that is safe and responsive to the diverse needs of the people using it

Transport

Invested in Te Huia commuter rail service, connecting Waikato and Auckland

Education

Scrapped National Standards, giving teachers more time with students

Health

Rolling out a new frontline mental health service to make getting support easier, and around 2.7 million Kiwis will have access to this integrated care by the end of 2022

Housing

Cutting red tape to boost housing supply by changing resource consent rules

Environment

Taking action to protect kauri trees from dieback disease

Children & Family

Introduced the Families Package, the biggest boost in household income in a decade for thousands of families

International

Agreed to strengthen our bilateral cooperation with the EU on emissions trading systems

Employment & Business

Funding a major redevelopment of Scott Base, which will create hundreds of jobs and safeguard our presence in Antarctica

Māori

Growing Māori-medium and kaupapa Māori education to meet the needs of our ākonga over the long-term

Health

Better supporting Pacific people with new mental health and addiction services in Auckland and Wellington

Transport

Removing barriers to getting a driver licence, helping 64,000 Kiwis get on the road and into work

Climate Change

Committed $50 million to helping councils fully decarbonise the public transport bus fleet by 2035

Employment & Business

Doubled sick leave entitlements, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees

Economy

Restarted contributions to the Super Fund, to help keep superannuation affordable

Health

Made record investments to rebuild our rundown hospitals and health facilities

Health

Expanding mental health support in schools across the country through the roll-out of Mana Ake

Regions

Protecting New Zealand’s beef and dairy sectors by working collaboratively to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis

International

Secured one-way quarantine-free travel arrangements for RSE workers from parts of the Pacific

International

Launched our Trade Recovery Strategy to support businesses through the disruption of COVID-19 and adapt trade policy

Climate Change

Stopped issuing new offshore oil and gas permits

Climate Change

Overhauling the Emissions Trading Scheme, to more effectively reduce climate-polluting emissions

Health

Supporting drug-checking services to help keep people safe at large festivals and events

Māori

Established Te Arawhiti, the Office for Māori Crown Relations, to help make the Crown a better Treaty partner

Employment & Business

Created more than 7,190 environmental jobs in our regions through our Jobs for Nature programme

Climate Change

Introduced the Clean Car Discount to help Kiwi families switch to low-emissions vehicles

Transport

Cut fuel tax and introduced half-price public transport fees, as the war in Ukraine drives up fuel prices globally

Children & Family

Implemented our Healthy Active Learning programme across more than 300 schools and kura, with a further 500 set to benefit by 2024

Māori

Invested in iwi projects through the Provincial Growth Fund, to revitalise our regions

Education

Building new schools and classrooms for 100,000 students

Environment

Working to improve kerbside recycling

Environment

Released a draft of the primary replacement for the Resource Management Act, bringing us one step closer to a more efficient and effective system

Transport

Made a record investment in public transport and walking and cycling improvements

Transport

Introduced a Clean Car Import Standard to reduce emissions and Kiwis’ fuel costs

Employment & Business

Improving access to driver licensing testing and training for around 64,000 Kiwis

Māori

Supporting Te Kīwai Fund, to remove barriers to tamariki and rangatahi Māori in the South Island participating in sport

International

Supported Air New Zealand to secure and maintain freight links with important markets through COVID

Employment & Business

Making sure businesses have access to the skilled workers

Children & Family

Delivered the largest ever funding boost to primary maternity services, so kids can have the best start in life

Climate Change

Supporting even more businesses to transition to greener energy

Children & Family

Introduced measures to stop predatory lending that often impact low income families

International

Backed New Zealand exporters during COVID, providing on-the-ground support to help them connect with overseas markets

Employment & Business

Improved equal pay legislation to give employees in female-dominated occupations a clearer path to pay equity

Children & Family

Made sure families aren’t penalised if parents have an additional child while on benefit

Justice

Made the biggest ever investment in family violence and sexual violence support services

Children & Family

Introduced a suite of improvements to family support that will increase the incomes of 346,000 families by an average of $20 a week from April 2022

Education

Helping employers keep and take on new apprentices through Apprenticeship Boost

Children & Family

Indexing Childcare Assistance income thresholds to increases in the average wage, benefiting around 1,000 families

Economy

Backed Kiwi research and development innovators and entrepreneurs with a substantial funding boost

Māori

Improving broadband connectivity, with 500 more marae connected

Health

Delivered the largest ever funding boost for disability support services

Transport

Making a record investment into critical transport infrastructure and services across Auckland

Health

Launched an independent review into Pharmac to ensure it’s working optimally to improve health outcomes for all New Zealanders

Māori

Continued our commitment to Māori knowledge in science and innovation through Te Pūnaha Hihiko

Climate Change

Established a national energy centre in Taranaki to accelerate the development of new clean energy technologies

Justice

Made voting easier by allowing people to enrol to vote on election day

Regions

Ramped up pest control programmes to protect farmers and our environment while creating jobs

Climate Change

Investing in climate and agriculture research and science

Health

Almost doubled the number of adult cochlear implants delivered this year

Health

Bringing in new vaping regulations to help smokers quit and stop young people starting

Employment & Business

Working with a range of sectors through Industry Transformation Plans, to support Kiwis into skilled positions

Education

Reinstated the Training Incentive Allowance for higher-skill courses, supporting around 16,000 people to retrain

Justice

Launched Hōkai Rangi, Corrections’ new operational strategy, to place greater emphasis on wellbeing and the wellbeing of whānau

Education

Delivered more than 22,000 additional student places through new or upgraded classrooms

Health

Extended the pay equity settlement for care and support workers to include mental health and addiction support workers

Education

Made the first year of study fees-free and will have boosted student loans and allowances by $79 a week

Transport

Progressing Auckland light rail, a necessary investment to ease congestion and future-proof our biggest city, and bringing forward work on an Additional Waitematā Harbour Crossing

Health

Partnering with small businesses and the rural sectors to develop better support for mental health needs

Housing

Supporting more than 10,000 people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness, through the Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan

Health

Improving outcomes for New Zealanders with disabilities by establishing a new Ministry for Disabled People

Regions

Rolling out high quality broadband services to 99.8 percent of the population through Ultra-Fast Broadband, Rural Broadband and related initiatives

Education

Supported more than 3,580 rangatahi into employment, education or training through He Poutama Rangatahi

Māori

Improved access to healthy, affordable homes through investing in papakāinga and housing repair programmes

Education

Boosted funding for te reo Māori initiatives in schools while growing the number of reo Māori teachers

Health

Making it easier for transgender, non-binary and intersex people to change their registered sex on birth certificates

Regions

Strengthened our national animal tracing system to help stamp out the spread of disease and protect our primary sector

Housing

Delivering around 1,000 new homes, repairs to 700 homes, 2,700 additional infrastructure enabled sites and an additional $30 million investment to support Māori housing sector capability

International

Funding a major redevelopment of Scott Base, which will create hundreds of jobs and safeguard our presence in Antarctica

Climate Change

Committed extra funding to support Pacific nations most vulnerable to the effects of climate change

Housing

Supporting more Kiwis into their first homes by lifting price caps for First Home Grants, and removing price caps entirely from the First Home Loan

Regions

Launched the successful Opportunities Grow Here campaign to attract more people to vital food and fibre sector jobs

Housing

Made renting fairer by reforming the Residential Tenancies Act

Transport

Funding more public EV chargers around New Zealand

Justice

Strengthened counterterrorism laws, ensuring tools are available to intervene early and prevent harm

Employment & Business

Expanded the Flexi-wage initiative to support up to 40,000 people into work

Justice

Rolling out the Māori Pathways programme in our prisons, to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for whānau

Education

Providing healthy, free school lunches to more than 200,000 students across the country, with 45 million lunches already served

Housing

Launched the Progressive Home Ownership scheme, which will support between 1,500 and 4,000 whānau to step into home ownership

Employment & Business

Helping more businesses switch to greener energy

Māori

Delivering around 1,000 new homes, repairs to 700 homes, 2,700 additional infrastructure enabled sites and an additional $30 million investment to support Māori housing sector capability

Housing

Overseen a 23% increase in the construction workforce over the past four years

Housing

Implementing our Healthy Homes Standards that require all rentals to be safe, warm and dry

Housing

$3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund is jump-starting housing developments by funding necessary services, like roads and pipes to homes

Regions

Supporting a new programme to lead New Zealand’s plant protein sector development

Economy

Injected more than $2.1 billion into regional economies through initiatives like the Provincial Growth Fund

Environment

Addressing food waste by redirecting food to those in need

Justice

Introduced the 105 Police non-emergency number, improving service for the public while taking pressure off 111

Health

Stepping up our fight against rheumatic fever by expanding the Healthy Homes Initiative and funding vaccine development

Climate Change

Developing a shared plan with businesses and investors to ensure New Zealand is well-positioned to produce green hydrogen at scale

Māori

Expanded the Oranga Marae programme, supporting both the physical and cultural revitalisation of marae

Children & Family

Indexed main benefits to average wage growth for the first time in New Zealand’s history, to give those most in need a fair go

Climate Change

Replacing all remaining coal boilers in schools with renewable heating sources by 2025, reducing carbon emissions by around 35,400 tonnes over 10 years

Education

Funded the removal of school donations to ease the pressure on Kiwi families

Education

Introduced learning support coordinators in schools to better support up to 300,000 children with diverse learning needs

Health

Strengthened our health workforce by adding more doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health workers

Economy

Launched a new digital support service to help small businesses take advantage of e-commerce

Housing

Scrapped the need for consents for low-risk building work, such as sleep-outs, sheds and carports

Employment & Business

Designing an income insurance scheme to protect those who experience job loss through no fault of their own

Environment

Created more than 7,190 environmental jobs in our regions through our Jobs for Nature programme

Transport

Funded the refurbishment of 15 electric trains running between Hamilton and Palmerston North

Māori

Partnering with iwi to accelerate housing projects

Climate Change

Quadrupling the size of our Green Investment Fund to help accelerate the use of low-emissions technologies across the economy

Health

Boosted funding for suicide prevention and services to support those bereaved by suicide

Economy

Made the wellbeing of people and our planet a key part of our economic approach

Transport

Upgrading rail, public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure around the country through the New Zealand Upgrade Programme

Children & Family

Banned smoking in cars with children to protect young people

Employment & Business

Making it easier for small and medium sized businesses to access finance so they can expand, with a new Business Growth Fund

Economy

Rolling out a recovery plan for tourism communities, to re-set the industry on a more sustainable path

Children & Family

Extended nurses in schools to give more young people easy access to healthcare and wellbeing support

Employment & Business

Extending the Apprenticeship Boost scheme to support 38,000 apprentices

Justice

Increased funding for community law centres

Education

Removed fees from NCEA and NZ Scholarship

International

Committed to building deeper partnerships with Pacific nations and expanding our Pacific development programme

Employment & Business

Building new rail workshops in Dunedin and Christchurch, creating hundreds of local jobs and supporting apprenticeships

International

Working to secure a free trade agreement with the EU to expand our market opportunities

Climate Change

Advancing the New Zealand Battery Project, examining options to enable a secure, affordable supply of renewable electricity

Children & Family

Putting our Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy into action to help make New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child

Employment & Business

Supported more than 3,580 rangatahi into employment, education or training through He Poutama Rangatahi

Health

Rolled out the National Bowel Screening Programme to nearly all DHBs

Employment & Business

Implementing Fair Pay Agreements, to improve wages and conditions

Māori

Progressed changes to enable councils to write off rates arrears on whenua Māori

Environment

Upgrading New Zealand’s water infrastructure, to keep our drinking water safe and beaches clean

Employment & Business

Delivered on our promise to better protect security guards’ pay and working conditions

Health

Delivered a highly vaccinated population with more than 4 million New Zealanders vaccinated with two or more doses

Transport

More than doubled the funding for Search and Rescue, recreational boating safety and safety awareness to help save lives

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Supporting more farmers to reduce on-farm emissions| regions

Transport

Supporting businesses to pilot new low emission transport technology

Justice

Took more than 60,000 newly prohibited firearms out of circulation through gun buy-backs and police seizures

Housing

Repealing and replacing the Resource Management Act to simplify and accelerate planning processes

Transport

Introduced a Clean Car Discount to help Kiwi families switch to low-emissions vehicles

Economy

Investing in roads, schools and hospitals through the New Zealand Upgrade Programme

Employment & Business

Helping more businesses switch to greener energy and cut their operating costs

International

Upgraded our free trade agreement with China to build on the significant benefits of the existing FTA

Economy

Investing $57.3 billion in infrastructure over the next five years to secure our economic recovery

Environment

Delivered the strongest ever protections to clean up our rivers and lakes

Climate Change

Introduced a Clean Car Standard to increase the supply of cleaner cars in New Zealand

Justice

Strengthened laws for addressing family violence by creating new offences and making victim safety the primary consideration in bail decisions

Education

Increasing the number of Trades Academy places in secondary schools

Health

Delivering targeted nationwide funding to services that provide mental health support to Rainbow young people

Health

Invested more than $8.8 billion in the COVID health response, to save lives

Climate Change

Started upgrading schools and hospitals to ensure they run on clean energy

Māori

Made changes to how councils set up local wards to ensure Māori communities have a voice at the table

Employment & Business

Restored meal and rest breaks for Kiwi workers and strengthened collective bargaining

Justice

Safely reducing the prison population

Climate Change

Invested significantly in rail, public transport and walking and cycling infrastructure

Transport

Supporting councils to fully decarbonise the public transport bus fleet by 2035

Climate Change

Supporting the transition to a cleaner agriculture sector with $37 million for integrated farm planning

Education

Boosting funding for all schools to ensure they have the teachers and equipment they need

Economy

Making sure all borrowers get the same protections, regardless of where they get their loans

Justice

Banned military-style semi-automatic weapons, magazines and parts

Regions

Rolling out a recovery plan for tourism communities, focused on the regions that need the most help

Economy

Backing creativity and productivity through a $300 million venture capital fund

Māori

Boosted funding for Whānau Ora to support more whānau in need

Environment

Taking action to protect endangered Māui and Hector’s dolphins

Health

Set up the Suicide Prevention Office to drive action to save lives

Health

Established the independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission to provide system-level oversight

Regions

Rolled out the funding needed to support communities affected by severe weather events

Employment & Business

Delivered record low levels of unemployment

Education

Funded more support for Kiwi kids with complex needs, as well as deaf, hard-of-hearing and low-vision students

Health

Removed abortion from the Crimes Act, to make sure it’s treated as a health issue

Economy

Taking action to ensure New Zealanders get a fair deal at the supermarket

Economy

Launched reconnecting plan to enable businesses to access skills and provide a clear timeframe for the return of tourists

Regions

Boosted funding to help Kiwi growers seize new opportunities and stay ahead of international competitors

Economy

Reducing the merchant service fees that banks charge businesses when customers use a credit or debit card to pay

Education

Launched and expanded Mana in Mahi, supporting employers to take on more than 4,700 apprentices

International

Established Aotearoa ki te Ao, a programme of work designed to support Māori trade opportunities

Housing

Phasing out interest deductibility on residential property investments to level the playing field for first home buyers

Employment & Business

Making changes to help prevent migrant exploitation, protect migrants and enforce the law

Employment & Business

Committed to improving the Holidays Act to provide more certainty for employers and employees

Education

Rolling out free period products to student across New Zealand

Regions

Invested significantly in regional economies through initiatives like the Provincial Growth Fund

Children & Family

Making changes to ensure Oranga Tamariki delivers better outcomes for children and families

Māori

Delivered a $120 million fund to support Māori communities to fast track vaccinations and prepare for COVID-19 in the community

Economy

Made record infrastructure investments to resolve long-term challenges while managing the books responsibly

Health

Over 2.6 million New Zealanders have received their COVID-19 booster vaccination

Regions

Backing more initiatives to boost New Zealand’s food and fibre sector workforce

Regions

Strengthening New Zealand’s biosecurity system, to support farmers and growers and safeguard Kiwi exports

International

Led the Christchurch Call, working internationally to eliminate extremist content online

Employment & Business

Invested $22.9 billion in saving jobs and businesses through the Wage Subsidy, Resurgence Support Payment and Small Business Cashflow Scheme

Regions

Phasing out the export of livestock by sea, to uphold New Zealand’s reputation for high standards of animal welfare

Health

Establishing a new Public Health Agency to ensure we are better equipped to fight future outbreaks and pandemics

Employment & Business

Committed to keeping the retirement age at 65

Māori

Making sure New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura by 2023

Children & Family

Rolling our Te Aorerekura, New Zealand’s first ever national strategy to eliminate family and sexual violence

Regions

With the primary sector, launched Fit for a Better World – a roadmap to boost export earnings by $44 billion over the next decade

Health

Launched a new initiative to boost the Māori and Pāsifika midwifery workforce

Justice

Re-entered the Pike River Mine drift to help families get closure and justice

Housing

Supporting Kāinga Ora to scale up land acquisition and boost housing supply

Health

Fast-tracked the consenting process for the much-needed rebuild of Dunedin Hospital

Economy

Made significant business tax changes to reduce cashflow pressure

Justice

Responded to the March 15 attack with a raft of initiatives to promote inclusion and safety for all New Zealanders

Children & Family

Extended free doctors’ visits for children to include 13-year-olds, reaching an extra 56,000 young people

Health

Investing significantly in new and existing mental health and addiction facilities

Climate Change

Working with farmers to deliver on a world-first agreement to measure, price and reduce agricultural emissions

Justice

Launched Te Aorerekura, New Zealand’s first national strategy and action plan to eliminate family violence and sexual violence