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Thousands already benefiting from fees-free education and training

Thousands of people studying for the first time at polytechnics, wānanga, private training establishments and universities, and training as apprentices, are benefiting from the Government’s fees-free study policy, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Budget 2018: Early learning services get first funding rate increase in a decade

More children will get access to early childhood education (ECE) and the Coalition Government is taking financial pressure off providers, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

Budget 2018: Long overdue boost for learning support

The Coalition Government is providing an overdue boost for learning support in Budget 2018 to help young people reach their potential, say Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin.

Budget shows promise but more courage needed - PSA

The Labour-led Government’s first Budget shows promise, the PSA says - but there are still many in the public and community service who will wonder when their turn is coming.

No transformation in pillaging the taxpayer - ACT

Grant Robertson’s first Budget uses 'transformation' as a buzzword but offers only to spend more of taxpayers’ money, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Budget 2018: Protecting communities by targeting drug smugglers

The Coalition Government is protecting our communities from the devastating social harm of methamphetamine and other drugs by enhancing Customs’ ability to disrupt international drug-smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

Budget 2018: Tracey Martin - Investing in Children

Budget 2018 reinforces the Coalition Government’s commitment to improving care and assistance for the children and young people most in need, says Minister for Children Tracey Martin.

'Extra Stats NZ funding will improve child poverty data'

New Zealanders can expect to see a clearer picture of child poverty as thousands more people are asked about how they are getting by, Stats NZ said today.

Budget 2018: Nanaia Mahuta and Willie Jackson - Investing in our rangatahi

The Coalition Government’s plan to enhance education and employment outcomes for rangatahi has been given a boost in Budget 2018, say Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Employment Minister Willie Jackson.

Budget 2018: The gift that keeps on giving- our economy - Deloitte

Deloitte CEO Thomas Pippos says that the rivers of gold may have started to run in Australia but New Zealand isn’t looking too shabby either.