On Thursday 25 May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver the National-led Government’s ninth Budget.

Budget 2017 will invest in the infrastructure and public services needed for a growing country while delivering surpluses and paying down debt. 

Building and sustaining a strong economy remains the Government’s most important goal.

In the lead up to Budget 2017, we’ve already announced a $321 million Social Investment Package to help our most vulnerable to improve their circumstances, and an $11 billion boost for new capital infrastructure.

We’re a busy and energised Government with a plan. If we stick to that plan we can deliver sustained success.  

Pre-Budget announcements

8 May 2017 • Budget 2017: $27m for marae and Māori housing Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, Minister for Māori Development The special significance of marae to Māori and communities is being acknowledged in this year’s Budget with $10 million over four years allocated to help repair and restore whare and revitalise the paepae, building resilience of those charged with maintaining the protocols of marae, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

7 May 2017 • Budget 2017: $60 million more for Pharmac Hon Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health Budget 2017 invests an extra $60 million over four years to enable Pharmac to provide more New Zealanders with access to new medicines, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.

3 May 2017 • Pre-Budget Speech Rt Hon Bill English, Prime Minister New Zealand has an enviable international reputation. We are known for our lifestyle, safe and friendly communities and a clean and green environment. And we have one of the best-performing economies in the developed world, underpinned by the Government’s wide-ranging and sensible economic plan. A growing economy and strong government accounts give us choices we didn’t have just a few years ago.

3 May 2017 • Smarter public investment and services to improve lives Rt Hon Bill English, Prime Minister Prime Minister Bill English has announced challenging new targets for the public service to ensure it continues to improve the lives of New Zealanders, as well as $321 million in funding for social investment initiatives to help our most vulnerable.

3 May 2017 • Budget 2017: $321m Social Investment package Hon Amy Adams, Minister Responsible for Social Investment Budget 2017 will include a $321 million Social Investment Package with 14 initiatives designed to help our most vulnerable to improve their circumstances, Social Investment Minister Amy Adams says.

3 May 2017 • Budget 2017: $68.8m support for vulnerable children Hon Anne Tolley, Minister for Children, and Hon Nikki Kaye, Minister of Education Budget 2017 invests an extra $68.8 million over four years to support vulnerable children and their families, say Minister for Children Anne Tolley and Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

27 April 2017 • Pre-Budget Speech 2017 to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Finance Budget 2017 is now just under one month away and preparations are continuing. I have four key areas I am thinking about in getting ready for this year’s Budget.

27 April 2017 • Budget funds crucial South Island Transport link Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Transport Minister of Transport Simon Bridges announced today that Budget 2017 will provide up to $812 million for reinstating State Highway 1 between Picton and Christchurch.

8 February 2017 • 2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Finance The Government's 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all Kiwis to get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.

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