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28 April, 2014

Budget 2014

Budget 2014
Budget 2014

Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister
With Budget 2014 we have moved from managing our way out of recession to managing a growing economy.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
A Budget for a country that knows where it's going, from a government that knows what it's doing.

Post-Budget Announcements

3 June 2014
Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Budget 2014: $28.6m investment in ICT Grad Schools
The Government will invest $28.6 million operating funding (including $11.8 million of contingencies) over the next four years in three Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools to help address significant high-level skills shortages in the rapidly growing ICT industry, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

29 May 2014
Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister for Land Information
Budget 2014: Funding to accelerate open data programme
Budget 2014 provides $300,000 to accelerate the Open Government Data and Information Programme over the next two years, Land Information Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

25 May 2014
Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigrations
Budget 2014: Extra money to boost resettlement of refugees
The Government will invest an extra $5.6 million in operating spending over the next four years to help newly arrived quota refugees during their first 12 months in New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

24 May 2014
Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
Budget 2014: $40m for anti-obesity initiative
Encouraging families to live healthy, active lives is part of the Government’s approach to reducing obesity in New Zealand.

22 May 2014
Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue
Budget 2014: Funding to improve Child Support payments
The Government has allocated funding in Budget 2014 to increase the collection of Child Support from liable parents and improve the promptness of payments, says Revenue Minister Todd McClay.

Hon Nikki Kaye, Minister of Youth Affairs
Budget 2014: $2.5m for youth enterprise initiatives
The Government has confirmed $2.5 million of new operating spending over the next three years for youth enterprise initiatives, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.

21 May 2014
Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Labour, and Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration
Budget 2014: Tackling migrant exploitation in Canterbury
The Government is spending more than $7 million over the next four years to boost the number of labour inspectors and immigration officers dealing with the Canterbury rebuild.

Hon Craig Foss, Minister of Broadcasting, and Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Internal Affairs
Budget 2014: Better access to NZ’s TV heritage
The TVNZ archive, including over 500,000 hours of original New Zealand television, is set to become much more accessible, Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne say.

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs
Budget 2014: Delivering for our Pacific families
Budget 2014 delivers real benefits for our Pacific communities, says Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

20 May 2014
Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment
Budget 2014: $3.2 million for environmental management of oceans
The Government is investing an additional $3.2 million in 2014/15 to support the implementation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) legislation, Environment Minister Amy Adams says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Health
Budget 2014: Oral Health and Bariatric Surgery Announcements
Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced an additional health initiative in Budget 2014 today, new operating funding of $10 million for Better Oral Health for children and adolescents over the next four years.

19 May 2014
Hon Nicky Wagner, Minister of Statistics
Budget 2014: Modernised census to be held in 2018
Statistics Minister Nicky Wagner today announced a new internet first model will transform how the census is delivered and collected, and will increase the use of administrative data.

Budget Announcements

Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister
Supporting families and returning to surplus
A $500 million support package for families and children, dividends from a growing economy, and a track to surplus next year are all features of Budget 2014, Prime Minister John Key says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Budget Speech
It’s a privilege to deliver the National-led Government’s sixth Budget.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Budget’s focus on managing a growing economy
Budget 2014 focuses on managing New Zealand’s growing economy by returning the Government’s books to surplus next year and making important investments in families and public assets, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Budget 2014: At a Glance
Balanced and responsible management of the New Zealand economy continues, allowing more investment in families and public assets (All figures for four years to 2017/18 unless otherwise stated).

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
$500m children, families package at heart of Budget
Investing almost $500 million more in the well-being of New Zealand’s children and families is at the heart of new spending in Budget 2014, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Responsible spending will restrict rate rises
The Government has confirmed it will stick to its $1 billion new operating allowance in Budget 2014 and the allowance will increase to $1.5 billion in Budget 2015, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Housing initiatives to support growing economy
Housing initiatives in Budget 2014 will lower the cost of housing, improve access to social housing for vulnerable families, and support the growing economy, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Share offer proceeds boost capital investment
The success of the Government’s share offer programme provides a further $1 billion of new capital investment in Budget 2014 without the need to borrow more from overseas lenders, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport
$375m to accelerate Auckland transport projects
Budget 2014 provides $375 million of new capital funding for the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) to accelerate $815 million worth of Auckland transport projects, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport
Further $198m for KiwiRail’s Turnaround Plan
KiwiRail’s 10-year Turnaround Plan to make its freight business commercially viable continues, with $198 million being invested from the Future Investment Fund.

Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
$50m of extra funding for earthquake recovery
Budget 2014 provides an additional $50 million of operating funding over the next two years for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, bringing the Government’s spending and commitments to rebuilding greater Christchurch to $15.4 billion.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation
$56.8m more for contestable science funding
The Government will increase its investment in contestable science with $56.8 million of operating funding over three years starting from 2015/16 as it continues to grow its science and innovation expenditure as part of the Business Growth Agenda, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Three more Centres of Research Excellence
The Government will fund three additional Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) from 2016, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
$199m boost for tertiary education and research
Budget 2014 provides $198.6 million of operating funding for new investment in tertiary education, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation, and Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue
Two new tax measures to support business R&D
Innovative Kiwi businesses investing in research and development (R&D) will benefit from two new tax measures as part of Budget 2014, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say.

Hon Judith Collins, Minister for ACC
Budget indicates room for further ACC levy cuts
Budget 2014 indicates the Accident Compensation Corporation is on track to provide further levy cuts for New Zealanders of around $480 million in 2015/16, following more pleasing results over the past year, ACC Minister Judith Collins says.

Hon Judith Collins, Minister of Justice
Funding boost for Privacy Commissioner
Budget 2014 boosts funding for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner to protect Kiwis’ private information in a more collaborative and technologically driven environment, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
Health budget increases to a record $15.6b
New Zealand’s public health services budget will reach a record $15.6 billion next year, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
Free doctors’ visits, prescriptions for under 13s
Free doctors’ visits and prescriptions for children aged under six will be extended to all children aged under 13 from July next year, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
More New Zealanders to get elective surgery
The Government will spend $110 million of new money over the next four years to provide even more New Zealanders with elective surgery, including hip and knee replacements, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
$33m invested in better cancer services
Budget 2014 will deliver an additional $32.7 million over four years to further improve cancer services and provide better support for cancer patients, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education
$857.8 million more to raise student achievement
The Government will invest $857.8 million over the next four years and the remainder of this year for new education initiatives and sector support, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education
Budget invests an extra $155.7m in ECE
A further $155.7 million over four years will be invested in early childhood education (ECE) services in Budget 2014 to help give all children a great start in life, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education
$85.3m increase in schools’ operational funding
Schools’ operational grants will increase by 2 per cent at a cost of $85.3 million over the next four years, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education
$284m extra allocated for schools, classrooms
Budget 2014 invests a total of $172.5 million of capital from the Future Investment Fund and $111.5 million of operating funding over the next four years in new schools, classrooms and other school property improvements, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, and Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education
$2.5m Budget boost for computers in homes
The Budget allocates $2.5 million in additional operating funding in 2014/15 to continue to provide more computers in homes and digital literacy training for low-income families, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, and Hon Pita Sharples, Associate Minister of Education
Literacy programme to benefit more communities
More communities will benefit from an acclaimed school literacy programme, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples say.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Investing more in reducing welfare dependency
The Government’s commitment to supporting people to get off welfare and into work is continuing, with new operating funding of $100 million over the next four years.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development, and Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue
Budget boosts parental tax credit for families
The Government is extending the parental tax credit to help many lower- and middle-income families at a time when they most need it - the birth of a new baby, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Helping more families into rental housing
The Government is investing more in social housing, including $77.5 million of new operating funding and $18.2 million of new capital funding over the next four years, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Investing to protect our most vulnerable children
The Government’s commitment to protecting children from abuse and neglect has been further strengthened with $33.2 million in operating funding in 2014/15.

Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Police and Corrections
Better crime prevention, offender rehabilitation
Budget 2014 builds on the successful results of recent years in reducing crime and reoffending to ensure there are fewer victims of crime, Police and Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says.

Hon Nick Smith, Minister of Housing, and Hon Craig Foss, Minister of Commerce
Duties and tariffs on building products removed
Duties on plasterboard, reinforcing steel bar and wire nails and tariffs on building products like roofing, cladding, insulation, paints, electrical and plumbing fittings will be removed temporarily to increase competition and improve housing affordability.

Hon Nick Smith, Minister of Housing
$30m Budget boost for Social Housing Fund
The Government is providing an additional $30 million of operating spending in Budget 2014 to help the community housing sector provide homes for high-need families, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Hon Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation, and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries
$26.5m over four years to protect kauri
The Government is investing $15.8 million of operating funding and $10.7 million of capital funding over the next four years to ramp up measures to protect New Zealand’s magnificent kauri forests from the dieback disease.

Hon Amy Adams, Minister for the Environment
$20m for freshwater and environment initiatives
Budget 2014 will make available $20 million over four years for environmental initiatives and to help the management of New Zealand’s natural environment, Environment Minister Amy Adams says.

Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries
Irrigation funding to help economy, environment
The Budget’s $40 million of new funding for irrigation projects will deliver economic and environmental benefits for New Zealand, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.

Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Labour
Government to boost parental leave provisions
As part of Budget 2014’s comprehensive package of practical measures to help families and children, the Government will spend an additional $171.8 million over four years to enhance parental leave provisions, Labour Minister Simon Bridges says.

Hon Nikki Kaye, Minister of Youth Affairs
$8.6m for Youth One-Stop Shops social support
Budget 2014 provides $8.6 million of new operating spending over the next four years for social support needs at Youth One-Stop Shops, Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye says.

Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue
Cheque duty to be abolished in July
Cheque duty will be abolished from 1 July 2014, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says.

Hon Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs, and Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Funding for Māori Centre of Research Excellence
A Māori Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) will be funded as part of the Government’s increased investment in research excellence, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Tariana Turia say.

Hon Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs
Support for three Māori economic initiatives
Budget 2014 supports three major initiatives as a result of the Māori Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says.

Hon Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs
$12m boost over four years for iwi radio stations
Iwi radio will receive an extra $12 million over the next four years to support the operational costs of the 21 stations currently funded by Te Mangai Pāho and to assess the feasibility of expanding the iwi radio network, Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora
Providing more support for families in need
Budget 2014 will increase the support available to low income families, building on the work already achieved, Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora
Extra Budget support for Whānau Ora navigators
Budget 2014 commits new operating funding of $15 million over three years from 2015/16 for the Whānau Ora navigators’ work with whānau and families, Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues
Budget supports range of disability services
Budget 2014 confirms a range of measures to support New Zealanders who live with disabilities, Disabilities Issues Minister Tariana Turia says.

Pre-Budget Announcements

12 May 2014
Hon Todd McClay, Minister of Revenue
Budget 2014: Extra $132m for tax compliance
Budget 2014 will allocate $132 million to Inland Revenue over the next five years to bolster its tax compliance activities and for chasing up unfiled returns, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says.

8 May 2014
Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health
Budget 2014: Duty-free tobacco limits to fall
Duty-free tobacco allowances will be cut as a further step towards reducing the harm caused by smoking, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia says.

7 May 2014
Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services
The Government is continuing to invest in psychosocial services and support for temporary accommodation services in Canterbury, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.

6 May 2014
Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Budget 2014: ‘$3k to Christchurch’ to help job seekers
The Government is providing further support for the Canterbury rebuild with $3.5 million of new operating funding for 2014/15 in Budget 2014 to assist beneficiaries to take up work in Christchurch.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Budget 2014: $20m for 6,000 more apprentices
Continuing high demand for the Apprenticeship Reboot means the Government has decided to spend up to $20 million in Budget 2014 for an extra 6,000 places as part of its Business Growth Agenda, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister
Pre-Budget Speech
Today I want to talk about the Budget that Finance Minister Bill English will deliver next week.

5 May 2014
Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development
Budget 2014: $22m boost for budgeting services
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today announced new operating funding of $22 million over four years for non-government organisations delivering community budgeting services to families.

2 May 2014
Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Housing
Budget 2014: New funding for rural and Māori housing
The Government has announced new funding of $16 million over four years to support the repair and rebuild of rural housing, the improvement of housing on the Chatham Islands and the development of Māori social housing providers.

1 May 2014
Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health, and Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health
Budget 2014: Additional $20m to help fight rheumatic fever
The Government has today announced free drop-in sore-throat clinics will be expanded to target a further 90,000 children and young people who are at risk of getting rheumatic fever.

30 April 2014
Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development, and Hon Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health
Budget 2014: Sexual violence services get funding boost
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew have today announced $10.4 million in new operating funding to support sexual violence services over the next two years.

29 April 2014
Hon Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Defence
Budget 2014: Investing $100.9m in defence
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is committed to strengthening the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), and will be investing $100.9 million of operating funding in 2014/2015.

28 April 2014
Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health
Budget 2014: Two funded cochlear implants for children
Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced children with profound hearing loss will now receive two funded cochlear implants, and children under six with only one implant will be offered the opportunity to have a second funded implant.

15 April 2014
Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Pre-Budget Speech to the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce
Good afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be with you again today.  I would like to thank John and Raewyn and their team at the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce for inviting me to speak to you again this year.

2 April 2014
Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister
Speech to the North Harbour Club, North Harbour Stadium
Today I want to talk about the Budget, which will come out on 15 May.

29 January 2014
Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance
Finance Minister to deliver Budget on 15 May
Finance Minister Bill English will deliver Budget 2014 on Thursday, 15 May, he announced today.

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