Public Services for a Growing Country
- To deliver better public services for a growing country.
$3.9 billion for District Health Boards, care and support workers, Disability Support Services, ambulance services, pharmaceuticals, elective surgery, bowel screening, mental health services and primary health care.
$1.1 billion for schools and early childhood centres, roll growth and demand, and an increase in operational grant funding for schools.
$424 million investment in the new Ministry and new model for working with vulnerable children, plus funding for caregiver support, Children’s teams, Family Start and Youth Justice.
$1.2 billion for a 10 per cent increase in police staff numbers, meeting increased demand for justice, courts and corrections services, initiatives in burglary prevention, reducing family violence, reducing youth reoffending, and supporting at-risk prisoners.
$194 million for Social Development initiatives including $64 million to support people into employment and $38 million for development of the new Social Investment Agency.