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Budget 2018: Foundations for the Future

Budget 2018 lays the foundations for New Zealanders to have better lives in the decades ahead.

That starts with making sure all New Zealanders have access to the high-quality public services they need and deserve, like health, education, and housing; and it continues with shifting the settings of our economy for more productive, sustainable and inclusive growth to face the challenges of the future.

Budget 2018 provides the first steps in a plan for transformation.

It’s a transformation of our economy, a transformation of our public services, and a transformation of the way we work together to improve the lives of all New Zealanders.

It’s also a responsible Budget – not just fiscally, but also socially and environmentally.

Read more about what’s in Budget 2018 below – and to visit the official Budget 2018 website, please click here.

Budget Press Releases

Rebuilding critical public services

Taking action on child poverty, housing and homelessness

Promoting economic development and supporting the regions

Enhancing and protecting our natural resources

Enriching New Zealand’s culture and identity