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Budget 2013

Associated Ministers

27 May, 2013

Budget 2013: $18 million extra to help mothers with post natal depression

The Government is making a substantial investment in resources to help new mothers suffering with post natal depression and other mental illnesses.

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22 May, 2013

Budget 2013: $14.5m boost for online identity verification

Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain says $14.5 million in new funding for igovt services in 2013/14 demonstrates the commitment to improving New Zealanders’ online interactions with government.

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21 May, 2013

Budget 2013: E Tū Whānau - More support available to address family violence

Associate Minister for Social Development, Tariana Turia announced today an additional $8m over four years for the E Tū Whānau programme to help address family violence within Māori whānau, Pasifika, migrant and refugee communities.

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19 May, 2013

Budget 2013: $2m for ‘New Zealand Story’ project

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced $2 million in new funding to launch the New Zealand Story project – an initiative to help New Zealand companies gain a competitive advantage from the use of the New Zealand brand in international markets.Budget 2013: $2m for ‘New Zealand Story’ project

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17 May, 2013

Budget 2013: Marsden Fund recognised with $20m increase

Budget 2013 has recognised the importance of the Marsden Fund to New Zealand’s science and innovation system with a funding increase of $20 million over four years.

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16 May, 2013

Additional $2.1b for Christchurch’s recovery

The Budget confirms a further $2.1 billion in funding for the Christchurch earthquake recovery, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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16 May, 2013

New tools agreed to enhance financial stability

Finance Minister Bill English and Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler have signed a memorandum of understanding on measures aimed at further protecting the economy and financial system from boom and bust cycles.

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16 May, 2013

Early childhood education: $172.5m extra

Budget 2013 will deliver $172.5 million over four years in new operating investment for early childhood education, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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16 May, 2013

Legislation for housing accords, land supply

Special legislation to enable councils and the Government to streamline new housing developments in areas where housing is least affordable will be introduced to Parliament today.

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16 May, 2013

Focusing student support on younger learners

Budget 2013 focuses on providing the maximum possible level of support for students in the early years of tertiary study and those from low-income families, while ensuring the system is sustainable for taxpayers.

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16 May, 2013

$100m for investing in warmer, healthier homes

The Government is investing in a new three-year insulation programme, which will deliver warmer, drier and healthier homes to communities in most need, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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16 May, 2013

Health receives the largest Budget increase

New Zealand’s public health services receive the largest increase in funding in the Budget, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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16 May, 2013

Budget 2013: At a Glance

Progress in the Government’s programme while on track to surplus

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16 May, 2013

Property investment focus to return $45m a year

Budget 2013 provides a permanent $6.65 million increase in annual funding for Inland Revenue to pursue property investment tax compliance, which is expected to return about $45 million a year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

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16 May, 2013

$92m to pay family carers of disabled adults

The Government will provide $92 million over four years to pay carers who look after their own disabled adult family members with high or very high needs, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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16 May, 2013

An extra $1.5b allocated from Future Fund

Schools, Christchurch hospitals, KiwiRail and irrigation are four of the biggest recipients of new capital allocated from the Future Investment Fund in Budget 2013, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

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16 May, 2013

Microfinance support for people on low incomes

The Government is supporting New Zealanders on low incomes with a suite of measures designed to help them become more independent.

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16 May, 2013

Government investment supports transport

KiwiRail will receive $94 million in 2013/14 as part of the Government’s investment in KiwiRail’s Turnaround Plan to help make the rail freight business self-sustaining, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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16 May, 2013

Change from state housing to social housing

Budget 2013 makes fundamental changes to the way the Government delivers housing assistance to those most in need, Housing Minister Nick Smith and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett say.

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16 May, 2013

Housing WoF to be developed and trialled

The Government is to develop a Housing Warrant of Fitness system and trial it on Housing New Zealand properties, Housing Minister Nick Smith says.

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16 May, 2013

$40m to boost international education

Budget 2013 invests $40 million over the next four years in marketing and promoting New Zealand’s international education industry, as the country targets doubling the value of international education to $5 billion by 2025.

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16 May, 2013

$134m for more modern learning environments

Budget 2013 provides an additional $134 million in contingency capital funding for new school property, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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16 May, 2013

$35.5m extra for diabetes and heart disease

New Zealanders with or at risk of developing diabetes and heart disease will benefit from a $35.5 million boost of new funding over four years, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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16 May, 2013

Government books in good shape, English says

Choosing sound fiscal and economic policies, and being disciplined in adhering to them, means the Government’s books are in good shape as it presents its fifth Budget, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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16 May, 2013

Multinational investors – paying fair share of tax

Changes to the thin capitalisation rules will help ensure multinational companies investing in New Zealand pay their fair share of tax, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

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16 May, 2013

$4.3m prostate cancer campaign to save lives

Budget 2013 will deliver $4.3 million over four years to raise awareness of prostate cancer and ensure men have better access to quality information and care, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.

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16 May, 2013

Housing package improves affordability, access

Budget 2013 contains an ambitious and comprehensive package of measures aimed at making houses more affordable and improving access to social housing, Finance Minister Bill English and Housing Minister Nick Smith say.

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16 May, 2013

Reducing reoffending, keeping communities safe

Budget 2013 supports the Government’s target of further reducing reoffending, leading to fewer victims of crime, and the redesign of electronically monitored bail, Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says.

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16 May, 2013

Budget 2013: Investing $200m in science, innovation & research

Budget 2013 delivers on the Government’s commitment to building a more competitive and productive economy with $200 million of new funding over the next four years for science and innovation, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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