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!
Kia ora all and apologies for the later post - we had some pretty exciting news on Sunday that we wanted to include! That's right - on Sunday we launched Our Plan - a blueprint for our Coalition Government that pulls out our key priorities for building a New Zealand we can all be proud of.
You can check out our full plan here - it highlights the twelve key areas we're focusing on and how to track our progress, nested under key three themes: an economy that is working and growing for all of us, improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders and their families, and making New Zealand proud.
We've also got the full live recording of the event which you can check out here.
Have a look at all that we've achieved so far:
In other news, we saw the first KiwiBuild ballot open (and a major Kiwibuild announcement), a suffrage event in Christchurch, an review into electiricity prices, and a major investment in tourism, plus a whole lot more. Check it out...
New Zealanders have the chance enter the ballot for the first block of KiwiBuild homes! We’re committed to helping more Kiwis into home ownership. These first 18 homes are located at the McLennan development in Papakura - and include 12 three-bedroom homes and six four-bedroom homes. The ballot is open for four weeks, and anyone can apply once they've gone through the pre-qualification process. We’re excited to see these warm, modern, and architecturally-designed houses become real homes for Kiwi families. Check out photos of the inside here.
Later in the week we announced new KiwiBuild homes for Onehunga! Ballots for the 25 apartments open next week, and construction has begun. It’s all part of our commitment to make housing more affordable for New Zealanders. Pictured here are the artistic renderings of what these homes will look like.
Kia ora! We also celebrated Māori Language Week! Check out a video message from the PM below: