Responsible and effective climate related initiatives that support New Zealand to reduce emissions, and adapt to the future effects of climate change are a priority, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts says. “Our Government is committed to meeting emission reduction targets, including the overall goal of carbon net-zero by 2050, while continuing to prepare New Zealand … Read more

More than $1 billion for Cyclone relief, resilience and emergency preparedness

NZ Government

Budget 2024 invests more than $1 billion in a package of initiatives to further support the rebuild and recovery of communities affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and the 2023 Auckland Anniversary floods to improve New Zealand’s emergency preparedness, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Emergency Management and Recovery Minister Mark Mitchell say. “Budget 2024 confirms $939 million … Read more

Waste levy changes to improve environment

NZ Government

Revenue from the Waste Disposal Levy will be spent on a wider range of projects supporting the environment and climate change mitigation and adaptation in addition to minimising waste, Environment Minister Penny Simmonds says.  “The Government will introduce a Bill as part of Budget 2024 legislation which expands the scope of activities the levy can … Read more

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Rewarding hard work in tertiary education and training

NZ Government

Budget 2024 sets the path for a sustainable tertiary education sector that supports and incentivises hard working learners, businesses, and tertiary education providers, Tertiary Education Minister, Penny Simmonds says. “The first year Fees Free policy was an expensive failure and did not deliver its aim of more students going into tertiary education, nor did it … Read more

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Investing in transport for growth

NZ Government

Budget 2024 confirms a $2.68 billion investment in roads, rail, and public transport to unlock economic growth and enable Kiwis and freight to get to where they want to go quickly and safely, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says. “This funding includes a billion-dollar increase over that signalled during the consultation on the GPS on land … Read more

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Budget assures funding for Te Matatini

NZ Government

Kua tū te haka a Tāne Rore me ngā mahi a Hine Rēhia! Secure long-term funding of $48.7 million from 2025 will ensure the future of Te Matatini prospers with the support of the Government, Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka says.  I tēnei tahua pūtea kua whakangaoa e te Kāwanatanga e $48.7 miriona tāra ki … Read more