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The Government has announced it is setting up a greenhouse gas research centre targeting solutions for New Zealand's agriculture and horticulture emissions.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Budget 2009

Good morning. Thank you, Peter Townsend, for your introduction. Thank you also to the members of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to speak today.

  • David Carter
  • Agriculture
  • Budget 2009

Health Minister Tony Ryall has paid tribute to New Zealand's hospice staff and volunteers during a visit to Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt this morning, to celebrate the extra $15 million for hosp

  • Tony Ryall
  • Budget 2009
  • Health

The National-led Government is managing the economy far better than Labour would have and this is proven by Phil Goff’s desire to borrow more and send the country deeper into debt, Finance Minist

  • Bill English
  • Budget 2009
  • Finance

The government has announced a panel to recommend how to improve access to high-cost, highly specialised medicines in New Zealand.

  • Tony Ryall
  • Budget 2009
  • Health

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today thanked the Maori Party for its assistance in helping secure more resources to accelerate the settlement of historical Treat

  • Christopher Finlayson
  • Budget 2009
  • Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

Encouraging news today from two credit ratings agencies reflects the Budget's credible and balanced approach to helping New Zealanders through the recession, Finance Minister Bill English said.

  • Bill English
  • Budget 2009
  • Finance

The National-led Government's Budget will help put New Zealand on the road to recovery, Prime Minister John Key says. 

  • John Key
  • Budget 2009
  • Prime Minister

Keeps the economy going amid global turmoil

    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    Budget 2009 will lift economic growth, help New Zealanders through the recession and strengthen the Government's books, Finance Minister Bill English says.

    It also directly supports jobs ove

    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    Line-by-line departmental reviews have freed up $2 billion over the next four years that will be put back into Government priorities such as boosting frontline services, Finance Minister Bill Engli

    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    Mr Speaker,

    I move that the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time.

    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    Budget 2009 will help New Zealanders through the recession by supporting thousands of jobs, Finance Minister Bill English says.

    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance
    • The Government remains committed to lower personal income taxes.
    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance
    • Treasury estimates showed that without policy changes, gross government debt would rise alarmingly, reaching 48 per cent of GDP by 2013 and 70 per cent of GDP – or about $227 billion – by 2023.
    • That level of debt equates to just over $45,0
    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    New Zealand schools, telecommunications, roads and hospitals will be strengthened through substantial infrastructure funding announced in the Budget, Infrastructure Minister Bill English says.
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    • Bill English
    • Budget 2009
    • Finance

    The Government is committed to maintaining National Superannuation entitlements at 66 per cent of the average wage, to be paid from age 65.

      • Bill English
      • Budget 2009
      • Finance

      More than 180,000 New Zealand homes will have access to grants for insulation and clean heating over the next four years, as part of a major investment in household energy efficiency.

      • Gerry Brownlee
      • Budget 2009
      • Energy and Resources

      Budget 2009 provides more than $950 million over the next four years for significant initiatives across the justice sector.

      • Simon Power
      • Budget 2009
      • Justice

      Budget 2009 provides $17.1 million in operating funding in 2009/10 to maintain essential access to justice services for those unable to afford their own legal advice and representation.

      • Simon Power
      • Budget 2009
      • Justice

      An additional $11.7 million has been allocated to further strengthen New Zealand's financial regulations over the next four years.

      “The implementation of the Financial Advisers Act and the

      • Simon Power
      • Budget 2009
      • Commerce

      The Government has announced an additional $3 billion investment in health priorities over the next four years – including $750 million in 2009/10.

      • Tony Ryall
      • Budget 2009
      • Health

      District Health Boards will receive an extra $2.1 billion over four years in Budget 2009.

      • Tony Ryall
      • Budget 2009
      • Health

      The Government is investing an extra $116.5 million over four years to bolster the frontline health workforce.

      • Tony Ryall
      • Budget 2009
      • Health