Archive for May, 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Wellbeing Budget speech

Speech – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister

SPEECH NOTES

30 April 2019
Mr Speaker,

We said that we would be a Government that did things differently, and for this Budget we have done just that. Today we have laid the foundation for not just one Wellbeing Budget, but a different approach for Government decision-making all together. Read more »

ProCare welcomes Govt funding for mental health support

Press Release – ProCare Health

Government funding commitment in Budget 2019 for mental health support in primary care

Barriers to mental health and addiction services will be dramatically reduced for New Zealanders as a result of the government’s commitment to funding programmes which increase access to mental health and addictions support in general practice; such as the innovative pilot programme Te Tumu Waiora. Read more »

Business is not totally left out of the Wellbeing Budget

Press Release – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

30 May 2019

The Wellbeing Budget was never going to be primarily about business, but businesses were not totally left out, said Peter Vial New Zealand Country Head of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

24-Hour Global Beach Clean Event

Press Release – Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium

From Sunrise to Sunset – The SEA LIFE Trust launches first 24-Hour Global Beach Clean Event

• Volunteers are asked to join SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium on Saturday 8 June as part of a global event to support World Oceans Day Read more »

Affordable Housing good for wellbeing too!

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

In responding to today’s Wellbeing Budget, Community Housing Aotearoa has again called for the establishment of a permanent affordable housing fund in order to drive real progress, and reiterated the community housing sector’s willingness to apply its capital resources to such an initiative. Read more »

Happy birthday to the Harbour Bridge – turning 60 with style

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

Auckland’s iconic Harbour Bridge is turning 60 this year and will be celebrated in style with a Vector Lights show illuminating the structure every 30 minutes from 6pm to 10pm from Wednesday 29 May – Monday 3 June 2019. Read more »

Metro Sports contract boosts building consents

Article – BusinessDesk

Long-delayed Metro Sports contract boosts non-residential building consents
By Jenny Ruth

May 30 (BusinessDesk) – The contentious $300 million Metro Sports centre in Christchurch and convention centres in Auckland and Christchurch are the main reasons for social building consents jumping 44 percent in the year ended April. Read more »

Wellbeing Budget – Transforming the economy

Press Release – New Zealand Government

30 May 2019

Key Budget initiatives:

$1 billion boost for KiwiRail

$229 million sustainable land use package Read more »

Wellbeing Budget – Supporting Māori and Pasifika aspirations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

30 May 2019

$80 million boost for Whānau Ora

More support for te reo Māori and Pacific languages Read more »

Wellbeing Budget is a thin veil for classic Labour spend-up

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Government’s ‘wellbeing’ focus is just an excuse for billions of dollars of poorly-targeted spending, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Read more »

Auckland calls for better data to measure value of business

Press Release – Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development

With more destinations than ever chasing high value business events, Auckland is looking at ways to ensure it remains competitive on the world stage. Read more »

Wellbeing Budget – Investing in New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Investing in New Zealand PRESS RELEASE
30 May 2019

Key Budget initiatives:
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Taking Mental Health Seriously

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Key Budget initiatives:

Record $1.9 billion total Mental Health package, including:

New universal frontline mental health service established, expected to help 325,000 people with mild to moderate mental health and addiction needs by 2023/24 Read more »

Impressive imaging project, as Auckland Bridge turns 60

Press Release – DML

30 MAY 2019

Impressive imaging project, as Auckland Harbour Bridge turns 60 Read more »

PSA applauds Porirua City Council commitment to Living Wage

Press Release – PSA

The Public Service Association congratulates Porirua City Council for its decision to pay directly-employed staff the Living Wage of $21.15, making it the fifth City Council in New Zealand to do so. Read more »

Kiwi kids are learning to prevent injuries

Press Release – St John

Thousands of Kiwi kids are learning to prevent injuries and hospital admissions
MEDIA RELEASE 30 MAY 2019 Read more »

Squeeze Announce ‘Songbook’ New Zealand Live Dates

Press Release – NicNak Media

British New Wave Legends, Squeeze, Announce ‘Songbook’ New Zealand Live Dates

The South London new-wave warriors, Squeeze, have announced New Zealand show dates for 2020 with their brand new tour ‘The Songbook Tour’. Read more »

Air NZ takes out top national health and safety award

Press Release – Thomson Reuters

Air New Zealand takes out top national health and safety award

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Wednesday 29 May 2019 Read more »

Sports facilities and convention centres kick off

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

30 May 2019

Sports facilities and convention centres boosted the value of social building consents – up 44 percent in the year ended April 2019 from the previous April year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

A Better Start National Science Challenge endorses Budget

Press Release – A Better Start National Science Challenge


“We are pleased to endorse the Prime Minister’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, which will be released later today,” says A Better Start Challenge Director, Professor Wayne Cutfield. Read more »

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