Tag: budget 2020

Starting a new apprenticeship is about to get a whole lot easier

The government has just allocated millions of dollars towards encouraging employers to hire and train apprentices. So what courses does the $380m Apprenticeship Boost cover?

Marama Davidson: The budget falls short for people on low incomes

We need an overhaul of our social safety net, with more of us needing help than ever before, writes the Green Party co-leader.

More funding is welcome, but the budget was still a missed opportunity for Māori

This year's budget was a chance to re-orient our economy to help it work better for Māori, not just now but into the future. The government failed to grasp the opportunity.

This government is not transformational. Neither was its budget

It may have been called "Rebuilding Together", but what exactly was yesterday's budget rebuilding?

The Bulletin: Wrapping Robertson’s rainy day budget

How the budget has been received, Auckland light rail on hold, and more media merger shenanigans.

‘An absolute crock’: Tourism industry rounds on ‘wildly disappointing’ budget

The tourism sector was holding out hope for a lifeline. It didn't come, and now, they say, they're drowning.

One fire put out as others start to rage: Small businesses react to budget 2020

For small business owners, budget 2020 was a mixed bag.

Covid-19 live updates, May 14: Bouquets and brickbats for Robertson’s big-spending ‘once in a generation’ budget

The latest on the Covid-19 crisis in New Zealand and around the world, updated throughout the day.

Hospitality sector reacts to Budget 2020: ‘I’m not as terrified as I was before’

What does this year's budget mean for one of the hardest-hit sectors post-lockdown?

‘The right direction’: New Zealand unions on the 2020 budget

The budget invests in the future of work, but how does it help workers today?

A ‘tsunami of debt’: Parliament debates the Covid budget

Simon Bridges led the critiques, while Winston Peters got personal.

‘The economy on life support’: Business leaders respond to budget 2020

A massive $50bn package includes an eight week extension to the wage subsidy. Does the business community think it's enough?

Budget 2020: The great Spinoff hot-take roundtable

Today's budget was heralded as potentially the most momentous in a generation. So what did the experts think?

Budget 2020 at a glance: ‘Once in a generation’ $50bn rescue fund

All the big and surprising announcements from a budget published amid a time of crisis.

A truly fair budget is a budget that understands whakapapa

Will today's budget account for the corporate bias of the past?

While the powerful steer the recovery conversation, others deserve to be heard

The people at the bottom of the socioeconomic pile deserve to be be part of the post-pandemic conversation – and to be allowed to speak for themselves.

A crisis budget. A debt budget. And a budget on which our recovery depends

What the does the government need to fund to get the economy moving again?

The wellbeing approach is more important than ever in a crisis like Covid-19

A willingness to see health and economy as interwoven, as part of something larger, is at the core of thinking around wellbeing, and it is strikingly absent in the White House.

With the economy in crisis, those living in poverty are set to miss out. Again

How will the budget alleviate New Zealand's pressing social issues?

Budget 2020: Can we expect any radical tax proposals?

The government has a range of different tax measures available to cushion the blow of Covid-19. But will it use any of them?

We need ‘urgent and radical action’: The Salvation Army’s latest report

In the past week, The Sallies delivered 5,895 food parcels, a 346% increase from the week before lockdown.