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New funding for Antarctica presence

New funding of $9.6 million in Budget 2017 will see New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica continue while cementing the Government’s commitment to the continent, Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee says.$2.1...


$2b investment in law and order

Budget 2017 invests $1.24 billion of new operating funding over four years and $785.6 million of capital funding in law and order initiatives to help make our communities safer, Police...


Next steps to reducing emissions


EQC levy increase to prepare for future disasters

Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies will increase from 1 November to help rebuild its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF), which has been depleted following the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes.“EQC has provided huge...


$2b Family Incomes Package to lift after-tax incomes

The Government’s $2 billion per year Family Incomes Package will make changes to tax thresholds, Working for Families and the Accommodation Supplement to help Kiwi families get ahead, Finance Minister...


$4b in new capital investment in Budget 2017


$7b to build better public services for a growing country


Rising surpluses fund investment in our future


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...


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