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KidsCan government funding to continue for 12 months

17 May 2018 - 5:27pm

KidsCan is delighted by the government’s acknowledgement of the crucial work the charity is doing in schools around New Zealand to help children in material hardship.

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Budget 'fails to fill plumbing pipeline'

17 May 2018 - 5:26pm

Master Plumbers is disappointed the Government’s budget has failed to acknowledge the contribution employers who take on apprentices make.

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Budget 2018 'not positive for tourism'

17 May 2018 - 5:26pm

Cutting Tourism New Zealand’s funding is short-sighted and will end up costing the economy through lost export earnings, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says.

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Extra investment in Police welcomed

17 May 2018 - 5:26pm

Police Commissioner Mike Bush welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister of Police and says it represents a significant investment in NZ Police that will help make New Zealand the safest country.

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New Zealand Initiative welcomes new fiscal watchdog

17 May 2018 - 5:18pm

The New Zealand Initiative applauds today’s Budget 2018 announcement of an independent fiscal institution.

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Mayor says Budget 2018 will complement Wellington's work

17 May 2018 - 5:17pm

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the Government’s move to spend more on social housing, and a programme aimed at helping the long-term homeless.

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Budget 'heartening' - Breast Cancer Foundation

17 May 2018 - 5:11pm

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ chief executive Evangelia Henderson describes the boost in health spend in the Budget as heartening.

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NZ On Air encouraged by boost to public media in Budget 2018

17 May 2018 - 5:00pm

NZ On Air welcomes the announcement of an extra $15m in Budget 2018 for public media in 2018/19.

The exact allocation between NZ On Air and RNZ has yet to be determined by the Ministerial Advisory Group.

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Budget builds strong foundations for the future of education - NZSTA

17 May 2018 - 4:56pm

Budget 2018 is an excellent one for schools, but the best thing about it is the joined-up approach to improving outcomes for children and families.

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Mayor Phil Goff welcomes Budget spending for Auckland

17 May 2018 - 4:54pm

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff welcomes steps to address Auckland’s and New Zealand’s social and infrastructure deficit in this year’s Budget.

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Community Law celebrates government top-up

17 May 2018 - 4:51pm

Community Law is celebrating the Government top-up of $2.2m announced in today’s Budget.

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Private hospitals 'to cut surgical waiting lists'

17 May 2018 - 4:49pm

Private hospitals want to work collaboratively with DHBs to help them reduce surgical waiting lists, and the sector has welcomed the $126 million allocated for this in Budget 2018.

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Budget 2018 has no action on skills - ITF

17 May 2018 - 4:48pm

The Industry Training Federation is disappointed to see no new investment in on-the-job training and apprenticeships in Budget 2018.

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Significant healthcare challenge ignored in Budget - Alzheimers NZ

17 May 2018 - 4:47pm

Alzheimers NZ is disappointed the Budget does not include enhanced specialist dementia services for the many thousands of Kiwis who have dementia.

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Well-being of children and families 'a welcome focus'

17 May 2018 - 4:42pm

"Placing the well-being of children, families and whānau centre-stage of the government’s budget is to be applauded" said Clare Wells, Chief Executive NZ Kindergartens.

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'Good news for patients' ahead of World Family Doctor Day

17 May 2018 - 4:39pm

Today’s Budget announcements will provide welcome relief for patients needing to see their GP, says Dr Tim Malloy, President of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

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Education Budget 'a major disappointment for educators'

17 May 2018 - 4:37pm

Today’s Education Budget has left educators disappointed that issues of chronic underfunding have not been addressed.

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Budget 'pours more money into a failed criminal justice system'

17 May 2018 - 4:35pm

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is disappointed by large increases in police and prison spending in the 2018 Budget.

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The Government's Budget fails people on benefits - AAAP

17 May 2018 - 4:22pm

The Labour led Government budget failed to deliver any meaningful changes to sole parents receiving a benefit. Their incomes will remain at poverty levels, and many will continue facing punitive sanctions.

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Recalibrating the Budget for wellbeing - Lovatt

17 May 2018 - 4:20pm

Deloitte partner David Lovatt says the announcement of next year’s wellbeing Budget shows Government’s commitment to a more holistic approach - a recalibration of the Budget process to encompass a broader definition of success.

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