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We have stood by the people of Canterbury and are absolutely committed to the rebuild and regeneration of the region.

So far, we’ve committed $17 billion to the earthquake recovery.  We’re investing heavily in new world-class assets for Christchurch.

And we’re investing heavily in roading and in education. The results of our commitment to this region speak for themselves. Canterbury is humming.

Canterbury Economic Snapshot

  • 46.6% economic growth since National was elected
  • 16,500 new jobs created in Canterbury over the  past year.
  • $13,363 increase in average annual wages in Canterbury since 2008, more than double the rate of inflation
  • 70 more Police for the Canterbury Police District and Rolleston will now have a 24/7 Police presence – as part of our $503m Safer Communities package.

Infrastructure

  • $1.1b to rebuild Christchurch schools, including 10 new schools, and another set to open in 2019.
  • $952m for the Christchurch Northern Arterial, Western Corridor, and Southern Motorways, critical for improving travel times for commuters, and to support growth and development in the region.
  • 21 more towns in Canterbury to get Ultra-Fast Broadband, benefitting an additional 30,000 people in places like Temuka, Waimate, Geraldine,  and Darfield.

Education

  • 63,790 children in 191 schools benefitting from our $359 million initiative to keep the best teachers in the classroom and share expertise and leadership across schools.
  • 98.4% of young children in Canterbury participating in early childhood education, helping them get the best start in life.
  • 84.4% of 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2 in Canterbury, an increase of 8.8 percentage points since 2011 – that’s 634 more 18-year-olds.

Health

  • 91,600 children in Canterbury benefitting from our policy of free GP visits and prescriptions for all children aged under 13.
  • 7,230 more patients a year in Canterbury receiving elective operations than when we were elected.
  • 93,790 60 to 74-year-olds in Canterbury will be eligible for our bowel screening programme, which is being rolled out across the country to help prevent some of around 1,200 deaths each year.
Canterbury DHB
  • As of 31 March 2017 there were over 980 doctor full-time equivalents and over 2,940 nurse full-time equivalents employed by the Canterbury DHB. That’s over 210 more doctors and over 670 more nurses compared to 2008.
  • Canterbury DHB will receive an extra $51 million in new money this year, taking the DHB’s total funding to $1.476 billion for 2017/18. That’s an extra $390 million in funding over the last nine years.
  • Between 2008 to 2016, in the Canterbury DHB:
    • Elective surgeries are up 44%.
    • Orthopaedic elective surgeries are up 63%.
    • Cataract surgeries are up 29%.
    • Hips and knee replacements are up 70%.
    • First Specialist Assessments are up 37%.
South Canterbury DHB
  • As of 31 March 2017 there were over 60 doctor full-time equivalents and over 260 nurse full-time equivalents employed by the South Canterbury DHB. That’s over 20 more doctors and over 40 more nurses compared to 2008.
  • South Canterbury DHB will receive an extra $7 million in new money this year, taking the DHB’s total funding to $186 million for 2017/18. That’s an extra $40 million in funding over the last nine years.
  • Between 2008 to 2016, in the South Canterbury DHB:
    • Elective surgeries are up 9%.
    • Cataract surgeries are up 26% 
    • First Specialist Assessments are up 31%.

Making a Difference

  • 5,316 people in Canterbury helped into their first home in the first two years of HomeStart. 
  • 167,410 businesses and homes in Canterbury now able to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband as part of our $2 billion investment to roll out faster internet across NZ.

 

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