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Budget Speech

Mr SpeakerI move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time.It is an honour and a privilege to present my first budget to the public of...


Delivering for New Zealanders


Sharing the benefits of growth

Budget 2017 shares the benefits of growth by improving public services, investing in the infrastructure needed for a growing country, reducing debt and lifting incomes, Prime Minister Bill English says.“This...


Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Bill passes final reading

A bill that introduces a new public interest test into the anti-dumping regime has passed its final reading, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean announced today. “The public...


NZ welcomes Australian Governor-General

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the Australian Governor-General, Sir Peter Cosgrove, will make a State visit to New Zealand next week. Sir Peter will be accompanied by his wife, Lady...


Next steps on individual client level data

The Government will be advising social service providers that their new contracts will not require the collection of individual client level data until a new data protection and use...


Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design. The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published...


Progress on Pt England housing development

Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


Budget 2017: growing our economy and supporting kiwi families

The National-led Government is delivering its ninth Budget on Thursday May 25th. Budget 2017 will see fresh ideas from a strong, unified Government. Under the direction of Prime Minister...