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Education Budget full of broken promises - Kaye

Parents and teachers will be feeling let down by the Government after realising education is one of the big losers in Budget 2018, National’s Education Spokesperson Nikki Kaye says.

Labour puts less into Health than National - Woodhouse

Labour’s Budget is putting less new money into health this year than National added last year - with just $731 million extra compared to National’s $924 million boost in Budget 2017, National Health spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

Budget only a start for education - NZ Principals Federation

'Yesterday's Budget is a good first step for education,' said Whetu Cormick, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation.

Guide to help business reduce the environmental impact of products

Associate Environment Minister, Honourable Eugenie Sage, together with Fuji Xerox New Zealand (FXNZ) is launching a Roadmap to Product Stewardship.

New facility to tackle New Zealand’s tyre recycling challenge

Waste Management NZ Limited today welcomed Associate Minister, Hon. Eugenie Sage to open its new tyre recycling facility in Wiri, Auckland. The new facility is a significant step forward in managing the environmental problem of end-of-life tyres.

Good news on the drug front for Whanau

Māori people will be pleased at yesterday’s Budget news that $58.1 million will be spent on the fight against international drug smuggling networks, says Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri.

Eugenie Sage - Funds to tackle waste problems

A facility to recycle tyres and a project to reuse old photocopier toner are getting off the ground with support from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said today.

Budget invests in key priorities - E Tu

E tū has welcomed the budget as a first step in dealing with some important priorities for working people, with much needed investment in the health, education and welfare of all New Zealanders.

Pittance for MPI, biosecurity halved - Guy

For a Government that has been running around telling anyone who will listen that Biosecurity is underfunded, it has allocated an extraordinarily small sum to strengthen the system, National’s spokesperson for Agriculture Nathan Guy says.

Climate change assistance for Pacific

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change.