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Mapp: Budget Boost Supports Strong Base For Science

Mapp: Budget Boost Supports Strong Base For Science

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 recognises the critical role science and technology will play in the economic recovery through substantial extra funding, Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp says.

Key: Budget Puts New Zealand On Strong Footing

Key: Budget Puts New Zealand On Strong Footing

28 May 2009 - The National-led Government's Budget will help put New Zealand on the road to recovery, Prime Minister John Key said.

Joyce: Funding Boost For State Highways

Joyce: Funding Boost For State Highways

28 May 2009 - The Government will invest close to $3 billion in the State Highway network over the next three years, delivering significant productivity gains over time, Transport Minister Steven Joyce says.

This will be about $1 billion more than the previous Government allocated.

English: Budget Sets Out New Zealand's Road To Recovery

English: Budget Sets Out New Zealand's Road To Recovery

28 May 2009 - Budget 2009 will lift economic growth, help New Zealanders through the recession and strengthen the Government's books, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Collins: 600 More Frontline Police Confirmed

Collins: 600 More Frontline Police Confirmed

28 May 2009 - Budget funding will fulfil the Government's commitment to put 600 more police on the streets of New Zealand by the end of 2011, Police Minister Judith Collins says.

Collins: Probation Funding To Improve Community Safety

Collins: Probation Funding To Improve Community Safety

28 May 2009 - The Government will inject an extra $255.9 million into the probation service to address issues raised in a critical report by the Auditor General.

Greens: Greens Negotiate Landmark Insulation Programme

Greens: Greens Negotiate Landmark Insulation Programme

28 May 2009 - The Green Party has negotiated an enhanced home insulation programme with the National-led Government.

Ryall: Health Workforce Gets Budget Boost

Ryall: Health Workforce Gets Budget Boost

28 May 2009 - The Government is investing an extra $116.5 million over four years to bolster the frontline health workforce.

Ryall: $60 Million Funding Boost For Hospice Care

Ryall: $60 Million Funding Boost For Hospice Care

28 May 2009 - The Government has boosted hospice care funding by $60 million over the next four years, increasing the proportion of average hospice funding provided by taxpayers to 70 per cent.

Carter: Major Boost For Primary Sector Innovation

Carter: Major Boost For Primary Sector Innovation

28 May 2009 - Significant investment in primary sector growth and innovation is a feature of Budget 2009.