New Zealanders have worked hard over the last 8 years; working to build a more confident and more robust country.
This year’s budget is about delivering more of the public services, the infrastructure, the resilience, and the incomes that Kiwis need to get ahead and provide for their families.
Investing in a Growing Economy - $1 Billion
We want to raise wages and create more jobs for hardworking Kiwis. In the last 5 years our economy has grown 14% and in the past 3 years we've created over 200,000 jobs. We have had real growth but we cannot take that for granted. The Government will continue to invest $1 billion over the next four years under the Business Growth Agenda to keep our economy growing.
Public Services for a Growing Country - $7 Billion
Our biggest fiscal priority is to invest in the public services necessary for a growing country. New Zealanders deserve public services that they can rely and depend on. Investing in public services like Social Housing, Health, and Education will ensure that New Zealand is meeting the challenges of growth.