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The Government is delivering on its commitment to manage New Zealand’s finances responsibly while ensuring the dividends of economic growth are more fairly shared.

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) are briefings received by incoming Ministers following the formation of a new Government.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of social services. Briefings include Health, Education, Social Development, and Children.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of justice. Briefings include Pike River Re-entry, Justice & Courts, and Police.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of foreign affairs and security.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of finance and economy. Briefings include Finance, Regional Economic Development, and the briefings from the Government’s State Owned Enterprises.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of the environment. Briefings include Environment, Climate Change, and Conservation.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of community and governance.

This section contains briefings received by incoming ministers following the formation of the new Government in the area of housing and infrastructure.

Most weeks, following Cabinet, the Prime Minister holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. 

The National-led Government is helping vulnerable New Zealanders in need of a warm, safe and dry place to live.

  • Amy Adams
  • Alfred Ngaro
  • HNZC
  • Social Housing

On Thursday 25 May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered the National-led Government’s ninth Budget. The following is a list of all Budget 2017 announcements.
 

  • Budget 2017

The spirit of unanimity in which the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334 on December 23 stands in sharp contrast to the condemnation and accusations that have dominated subsequent commentary from Israel and that country's supporters.

New Zealanders deserve to know why the issue of settlements has become so challenging, and why it came before the council in December 2016.

  • Murray McCully
  • Foreign Affairs
Most weeks, following Cabinet, the Prime Minister holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. This page contains the transcripts from those press conferences, which are supplied by Hansard to the Office of the Prime Minister. It is important to note that the transcripts have not been edited nor verified for accuracy.
  • Bill English
  • Prime Minister
On 26 May, Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led Government’s eighth Budget.
  • Bill English
  • Budget 2016
  • Finance
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed in Auckland on 4 February 2016.
  • Todd McClay
  • Prime Minister
  • Trade
Most weeks, following Cabinet, Prime Minister John Key holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. This page contains the transcripts from those press conferences, which are supplied by Hansard to the Office of the Prime Minister. It is important to note that the transcripts have not been edited nor verified for accuracy.
  • John Key
  • Prime Minister
Most weeks, following Cabinet, Prime Minister John Key holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. This page contains the transcripts from those press conferences, which are supplied by Hansard to the Office of the Prime Minister. It is important to note that the transcripts have not been edited nor verified for accuracy.
  • John Key
  • Prime Minister
On 21 May, Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led Government’s seventh Budget.
  • Bill English
  • Prime Minister
  • Budget 2015
  • Finance
The National-led Government’s HomeStart programme took effect on 1 April this year, and will help tens of thousands more first home buyers and young families into a home of their own over the next five years.
  • Prime Minister
A number of important government policies came into effect on April 1 that will help New Zealand families and children and complement the work the National-led Government already has underway.
  • Prime Minister
The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families.
  • Prime Minister
The National-led Government is committed to providing more social houses to New Zealanders in need.
  • Paula Bennett
  • Prime Minister
  • Social Housing
Briefings to incoming Ministers as published on the websites of the responsible Government Ministries and agencies. Click on the links to access the BIMs.
  • Prime Minister