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Future supply of new Covid-19 vaccines confirmed – Pharmac

Media release from Pharmac and the Ministry of Health: Future supply of new COVID-19 vaccines confirmed Key points A vaccine to combat the newer strains of COVID-19 has been approved and will be available in time for winter next year. People should not wait to get a booster, if due, to protect themselves and their ...

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Cold climate cuts for Christmas – James Shaw

Once again, the National Party has shown a breath-taking willingness to say one thing during an election campaign and then do the exact opposite when in government. “It is no good for National Ministers to parrot their talking points about supporting people to make ends meet, only to make decisions that will do the exact ...

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Coalition of chaos has no economic plan – Grant Robertson

The Government’s so-called mini budget is nothing more than a litany of distractions, delays and diversions which leave the country without any certainty or coherent economic plan, Labour Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson said. “Today was a test for Nicola Willis as finance minister to finally reveal what her government was going to do and how ...

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Fiscal repair job underway – Nicola Willis

The coalition Government is taking decisive action to repair the Government books and support income tax relief in next year’s Budget, says Finance Minister Nicola Willis. “Government spending is expected to have increased by around 80% between 2017 and 2024, with far too few results to show for it. Our Government is determined to restore ...

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Strengthening fiscal responsibility rules – Nicola Willis

The Government will bring in more transparent and responsible fiscal management in the wake of the unacceptable approach of the previous Government, Finance Minister Nicola Willis says. “The previous Government put New Zealand on a completely unsustainable fiscal path: high levels of public spending left the books out of balance, three times delaying a forecast ...

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First steps for tax and income relief announced – Nicola Willis

Finance Minister Nicola Willis today announced time-critical tax and benefit changes together with a commitment to delivering further income tax relief in Budget 2024. “The coalition Government is progressing a number of commitments to address the growing cost of living, deliver income tax relief and reduce the tax burden. We know Kiwis are doing it ...

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Economic repair job begins – Nicola Willis

– Opening of government books at HYEFU reveals shrunken surplus, bigger borrowing requirements, greater fiscal risks and higher debt than forecast in the pre-election update. Coalition Government responds with urgent actions to deliver fiscal repair, safeguard frontline public services and provide cost of living relief. $7.5 billion of net initial operating savings and additional revenue ...