Breaking the cycle of family and sexual violence and better supporting survivors is a major feature of the Wellbeing Budget, with the Government delivering the largest ever investment in family and sexual violence and support services.
Connecting Northport to rail and enabling it to service Auckland bound freight can make a major contribution to the development of the region, said Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones when releasing the business case on Northland rail today.
The Wellbeing Budget will support Māori and Pacific communities to develop their own community-led initiatives in the fight against rheumatic fever, said Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa at a pre-Budget announcement in South Auckland today.
An even closer relationship between Singapore and New Zealand has been launched by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today that will see trade, defence, cybersecurity, education and arts and culture ties strengthened and an improved working holiday scheme for young New Zealanders launched.
The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the appointment of Auckland barrister Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen as a District Court Judge will be welcomed and celebrated by the Pacific Peoples of Aotearoa and the Pacific region.
The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is partnering with Eastern Bay of Plenty landowners to accelerate the development of horticulture and create year-round employment for up to 175 people over three years, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.
Following the success of last summer, a further $8 million is being made available to continue delivering a better freedom camping system and to encourage responsible camping across New Zealand, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Singapore on Friday 17 May to launch the New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership and meet Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob.
The second set of improvements to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) have been announced to further encourage greenhouse gas emissions reductions and increase forestry planting, said the Minister for Climate Change.
The Wellbeing Budget will enable further transformation of New Zealand’s forestry sector after the successful rollout of the Government’s One Billion Trees programme, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.