Budget 2013

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Budget 2013

Post Budget Announcements

22 May Hon Chris Tremain, Internal Affairs Minister Budget 2013: $14.5m boost for online identity verification 21 May Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Social Development Budget 2013: E Tū Whānau - More support available to address family violence

19 May Steven Joyce, Economic Development Minister Budget 2013: $2m for ‘New Zealand Story’ project

17 May Steven Joyce, Science and Innovation Minister Budget 2013: Marsden Fund recognised with $20m increase

Budget Announcements - 16 May 2013

Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister Government builds momentum in Budget 2013 Budget 2013 builds on the momentum created by the previous four Budgets across the Government’s wide-ranging programme, Prime Minister John Key says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Budget 2013: Delivering progress and optimism Budget 2013 confirms New Zealand is on the right track, with forecasts of economic growth, more jobs, rising wages, and a return to surplus by 2014/15, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Budget 2013: At a Glance Progress in the Government’s programme while on track to surplus

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Government books in good shape, English says Choosing sound fiscal and economic policies, and being disciplined in adhering to them, means the Government’s books are in good shape as it presents its fifth Budget, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance We’re spending well, not spending up - English Budget 2013 has freed up a further $1.5 billion by redirecting spending to where it delivers the best results, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Hon Tony Ryall, Minister for State Owned Enterprises Meridian Energy to be readied for partial sale The Government is taking the next step in its share offer programme and preparing Meridian Energy for partial sale later this year, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Hon Tony Ryall, Minister for State Owned Enterprises An extra $1.5b allocated from Future Fund Schools, Christchurch hospitals, KiwiRail and irrigation are four of the biggest recipients of new capital allocated from the Future Investment Fund in Budget 2013, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing Housing package improves affordability, access Budget 2013 contains an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures aimed at making houses more affordable and improving access to social housing, Finance Minister Bill English and Housing Minister Nick Smith say.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora Budget boosts support for low-income families Low-income families receive considerable further assistance in Budget 2013 to improve their quality of life, Finance Minister Bill English and Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia say.

Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance New tools agreed to enhance financial stability Finance Minister Bill English and Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler have signed a memorandum of understanding on measures aimed at further protecting the economy and financial system from boom and bust cycles.

Prime Minister John Key on Budget 2013

Finance Minister Bill English on Budget 2013

Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Additional $2.1b for Christchurch’s recovery The Budget confirms a further $2.1 billion in funding for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Hon Gerry Brownlee, Minister of Transport Government investment supports transport KiwiRail will receive $94 million in 2013/14 as part of the Government’s investment in KiwiRail’s Turnaround Plan to help make the rail freight business self-sustaining, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Budget 2013: Investing $200m in science, innovation & research Budget 2013 delivers on the Government’s commitment to building a more competitive and productive economy with $200 million of new funding over the next four years for science and innovation, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation $130m boost for Kiwi R&D and start-ups Budget 2013 is investing nearly $130 million into Callaghan Innovation to encourage businesses to invest more in research and development, and to support new start-ups.

Hon Steven Joyce,Minister for Tertiary Education, Sills and Employment Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue Lifting student loan repayments from overseas-based borrowers Budget 2013 will target overseas-based student loan borrowers with new initiatives to increase repayments and reduce defaulting, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne say.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment $40m to boost international education Budget 2013 invests $40 million over the next four years in marketing and promoting New Zealand’s international education industry, as the country targets doubling the value of international education to $5 billion by 2025.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Over $130m to strengthen higher-level tertiary education Budget 2013 commits over $130 million over four years in new funding for investment in tertiary education, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Focusing student support on younger learners Budget 2013 focuses on providing the maximum possible level of support for students in the early years of tertiary study and those from low-income families, while ensuring the system is sustainable for taxpayers.

Hon Judith Collins, Minister for ACC Govt signals around $1b of ACC levy reductions Continuing improvements in ACC provide an opportunity for significant levy reductions to benefit businesses and households, ACC Minister Judith Collins says.

Hon Judith Collins, Minister of Justice $4.4m to expand restorative justice services Budget 2013 supports the Government’s target of further reducing reoffending by 25 per cent by 2017, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health Health receives the largest Budget increase New Zealand’s public health services receive the largest increase in funding in the Budget, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health $35.5m extra for diabetes and heart disease New Zealanders with or at risk of developing diabetes and heart disease will benefit from a $35.5 million boost of new funding over four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health $92m to pay family carers of disabled adults The Government will provide $92 million over four years to pay carers who look after their own disabled adult family members with high or very high needs, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health $4.3m prostate cancer campaign to save lives Budget 2013 will deliver $4.3 million over four years to raise awareness of prostate cancer and ensure men have better access to quality information and care, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education Investment in education increases to over $9.7b Budget 2013 delivers $901 million in the current year and over the next four years for operating initiatives to lift educational achievement at every level of the system – from early childhood, to primary, to secondary, and into training for work, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education Early childhood education: $172.5m extra Budget 2013 will deliver $172.5 million over four years in new operating investment for early childhood education, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Hon Hekia Parata, Minister of Education Schools: $215m more for student achievement Budget 2013 reinforces the Government’s commitment to schools with an extra $215 million over four years to further lift student achievement, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development More intensive support through welfare reform A further investment of $188.6 million for the next stage of welfare reform will ensure beneficiaries get more intensive support to move from welfare to work, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing Change from state housing to social housing Budget 2013 makes fundamental changes to the way the Government delivers housing assistance to those most in need, Housing Minister Nick Smith and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett say.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development $35m for extended family raising children Funding of $35 million over four years has been set aside in contingency for extended family members caring for children, recognising the difficult job they do.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development Commitment to Children’s Action Plan continues The Government is committed to protecting vulnerable children through the Children’s Action Plan, Chair of the Ministerial Oversight Group Paula Bennett says.

Hon Paula Bennett, Minister for Social Development Microfinance support for people on low incomes The Government is supporting New Zealanders on low incomes with a suite of measures designed to help them become more independent.

Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Corrections Reducing reoffending, keeping communities safe Budget 2013 supports the Government’s target of further reducing reoffending, leading to fewer victims of crime, and the redesign of electronically monitored bail, Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says.

Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Police Continued support for frontline crime prevention Police funding in Budget 2013 will continue to be directed at preventing and reducing crime and rolling out new technology to help frontline officers work more effectively and keep communities safe, Police Minister Anne Tolley says.

Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing Legislation for housing accords, land supply Special legislation to enable councils and the Government to streamline new housing developments in areas where housing is least affordable will be introduced to Parliament today.

Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing Housing WoF to be developed and trialled The Government is to develop a Housing Warrant of Fitness system and trial it on Housing New Zealand properties, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing Reforms focus state housing on highest need All Housing New Zealand tenancies will be reviewed to ensure state housing is focused on people with the highest housing need, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries $80m for irrigation - boost to economy, environment Budget 2013 has confirmed $80 million in funding for regional irrigation projects, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says.

Hon Chris Tremain, Minister of Internal Affairs Collaborative funding for online services The Government is reprioritising $2.9 million of taxpayer funding in 2013/14 to help more New Zealanders interact with government in a digital environment, Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain says.

Hon Simon Bridges, Minister for Energy and Resources $100m for investing in warmer, healthier homes The Government is investing in a new three-year insulation programme, which will deliver warmer, drier and healthier homes to communities in most need, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

Hon Nikki Kaye, Associate Minister of Education $134m for more modern learning environments Budget 2013 provides an additional $134 million in contingency capital funding for new school property, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue Property investment focus to return $45m a year Budget 2013 provides a permanent $6.65 million increase in annual funding for Inland Revenue to pursue property investment tax compliance, which is expected to return about $45 million a year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue Multinational investors – paying fair share of tax Changes to the thin capitalisation rules will help ensure multinational companies investing in New Zealand pay their fair share of tax, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue R&D tax-break proposal to boost start-ups Small, innovative businesses are set to benefit from proposed changes that will allow them to claim tax losses on research and development, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Hon Peter Dunne, Minister of Revenue Budget tax relief for ‘black hole’ expenditure Budget 2013 will provide relief for six areas of ‘black hole’ business expenditure, bringing in tax deductibility on items where it previously has not applied, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Hon John Banks, Associate Minister of Education Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua: funding focuses on raising achievement Budget 2013 will provide $19 million in contingency funding to establish the first Partnership Schools/Kura Hourua with a focus on accountability and high educational outcomes for New Zealand children.

Hon Dr Pita Sharples, Minister of Māori Affairs Associate Minister of Education Increased investment in Māori language Budget 2013 provides for new and increased funding for Māori language initiatives, Māori Affairs Minister and Associate of Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues Funding to support disabled New Zealanders The Government has committed to a number of initiatives in Budget 2013 to improve the lives of those who live with disabilities, Disability Issues Minister Tariana Turia says.

Pre-Budget Announcements

14 May 2013 Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Updated Budget 2013 app goes interactive The Government will launch an update of its Budget app for smartphones and tablets on Thursday with interactive features that allow users to see how much tax they pay and how their tax dollars are spent, Finance Minister Bill English says.

13 May 2013 Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Pre-budget announcement of the expansion of Māori & Pasifika Trades Training E te iwi e tau mai nei ki Whitireia i tēnei ahiahi, tēnā rā koutou katoa. Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Namaste, Malo ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri, Fakatalofa atu.

10 May 2013 Michael Woodhouse, Immigration Minister Budget 2013: Rebuild for Mangere refugee centre The Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland is to be rebuilt following a $5.5 million Government commitment of operating expenditure over the next four years towards the cost as part of Budget 2013. Pita Sharples, Maori Affairs Minister Budget 2013: Māori Affairs cadetships to be expanded Budget 2013 has provided more funding towards the highly successful Māori Affairs cadetship programme, which has supported more Māori into jobs and kept them there.

09 May 2013 Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Budget 2013: Expansion of Māori and Pasifika trades training A major expansion of Māori and Pasifika Trades Training to 3,000 places as part of Budget 2013 was announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce, and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Tariana Turia.

08 May 2013 Hekia Parata, Education Minister Budget 2013: Supporting parents and communities to lift educational achievement Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the Government is investing $80.5 million of operating funding over four years in Budget 2013 to help support parents and communities play their role in lifting the educational achievement of young people.

8 May, 2013 Hon Hekia Parata, Education Minister Budget 2013: Supporting parents and communities to lift educational achievementEducation Minister Hekia Parata has announced the Government is investing $80.5 million of operating funding over four years in Budget 2013 to help support parents and communities play their role in lifting the educational achievement of young people.

6 May 2013 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Health Budget 2013: Additional $21.3m to fight rheumatic fever The Government’s fight to reduce New Zealand’s high rate of rheumatic fever among children will receive an additional $21.3 million over four years in Budget 2013, Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia announced today.

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Social Development Budget 2013: Development of Marae CBD and Community Hubs The Government has set aside $1.2 million in Budget 2013 for the development of Community Hubs and Marae CBD that will deliver social services to communities, Associate Social Development Minister Tariana Turia says.

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister of Housing Budget 2013: Kāinga whenua infrastructure grant The Government has announced the Kāinga Whenua infrastructure grant aimed at helping Māori Land Trusts and other collectives to develop housing on ancestral Māori land. 1 May 2013 Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation Budget 2013: National Science Challenges announced - Budget boost of $73.5m The Government has today announced the final 10 selected National Science Challenges and a $73.5 million boost over four years to fund them, as part of Budget 2013.

30 April 2013 Hon Tony Ryall, Minister of Health Hon Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health Budget 2013: $70 million extra for aged care and dementia Aged care and dementia services will benefit from an extra $70 million over the next four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall and Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew say.

29 April 2013 Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation Budget 2013: Support for frontline conservation work An additional $20 million over four years has been allocated to the Department of Conservation in Budget 2013 to provide for additional frontline roles and the upgrade of recreational facilities, Conservation Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Hon Nikki Kaye, Minister of Youth Affairs Budget 2013: $4.5 million for youth services Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced a decision to continue $4.5 million of funding so 46 service providers can continue working with young New Zealanders. 21 April 2013 Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism Budget 2013: Investing in new and existing markets Budget 2013: Partnering with NZ’s tourism businesses Budget 2013: Business events and high-value tourists Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today released details of Budget initiatives for tourism, as part of a larger internationally-focused growth package, the Government is investing an additional $158 million in tourism through Budget 2013 to attract more visitors to New Zealand, particularly high-spending visitors.

21 April 2013 Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minster of Immigration Budget 2013: $7 million to improve visitor facilitation Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is to receive $7 million over the next four years to help boost tourist numbers to New Zealand by improving visitor facilitation.

16 April 2013 Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism Budget 2013: Investing in internationally-focused growth Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key today told a business audience in Wellington that a key focus of the upcoming Budget would be a package of internationally focused growth initiatives. 

11 April Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Budget will confirm track to surplus in 2014/15 – Press Release Speech to the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce - Speech The Budget on 16 May will confirm the Government remains on track to surplus in 2014/15, Finance Minister Bill English said today.  It will also confirm the need for responsible fiscal and economic management beyond then so the Government can start repaying debt and investing more in priority public services.

13 February Hon Bill English, Minister of Finance Finance Minister to present budget on 16 May Finance Minister Bill English will present Budget 2013 on Thursday 16 May, he announced today.“  This will be the National-led Government’s fifth Budget in what have been extremely challenging global economic times,” he says.  “It will continue to implement the Government’s programme to deliver a more competitive and faster-growing economy, more jobs and a return to fiscal surplus,” he says.