This page allows you to search the Programme of Action items by outcome, lead agency or current status (ongoing - still underway; embedded - delivery has now been embedded into agency's operational activity or work programme; completed - fully implemented or rolled out). There is also a full list of action items available.

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  • Piki pilot expansion

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    The pilot, launched in Porirua in February 2019, provides free counselling and age-appropriate mental health support for young people aged 18 to 25 years with mild to moderate mental health conditi

  • Intensive parenting support: expanding the pregnancy and parenting service

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Budget 2019 provided funding to expand this intensive outreach service for parents and parents-to-be, and caregivers who are experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs, and who are poorly c

  • Āta Hihiko

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Āta Hihiko is customised technology that aims to motivate small behaviour changes to build aspiration, good habits, resilience, and mental and emotional well-being in young Māori.

  • Update of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Action Plan

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    The Ministry of Health and partner agencies are working together to take the FASD Action Plan forward and make current systems more responsive to the needs of children and young people living with

  • Expansion of Mana Ake

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Mana Ake is a holistic mental health programme that seeks to support primary and intermediate school children to be resilient, and experience positive mental health and continued engagement in lear

  • Initial work towards a single measurement and assessment schedule from conception to age 24

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Health and social sector agencies have a work programme to better integrate information, advice and support services for parents, families and whānau.

  • Healthy Active Learning

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Healthy Active Learning is a new initiative funded through Budget 2019 that will support schools, kura and early learning settings to improve child and youth wellbeing through healthy eating and qu

  • Extend nurses in schools (School-based Health Services)

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    School-Based Health Services (SBHS) provide free access to primary health care, including mental health, for students from Year 9 in low decile secondary schools.

  • Delivery of strategy for women and girls in sport and active recreation

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    The strategy, launched in October 2018, has a strong focus on girls and young women across its three priority areas: leadership, participation, and value and visibility.

  • Creatives in Schools

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Budget 2019 provided funding for a Creatives in Schools programme to be delivered to schools and kura.

  • Expand bike programmes in schools

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    In November 2018 Government announced funding over three years to expand the Bikes in Schools programme (which involves installing a riding track in school grounds and typically also provides bikes

  • Local Government (Community Wellbeing) Amendment Bill

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    In May 2019 the Government passed new legislation to restore the four 'wellbeings' (social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of communities) to the statutory purpose of local governm

  • Toi Rangatahi arts funds

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Creative New Zealand launched three new funds in 2019 to support arts projects to help young New Zealanders (aged 10 to 25) to participate in, to lead, or to engage in high-quality arts projects an

  • Expand access and choice of primary mental health and addiction support

    Outcome: 
    Happy and healthy

    Budget 2019 provided funding to enhance primary mental health and addiction responses across New Zealand to expand access and choice of mental health and addiction support, in particular for New Ze

  • Government response to Fair Pay Agreement Working Group report

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Between October and November 2019, public input was sought on a discussion document on the design of the Fair Pay Agreement system, in response to the Working Group Report.

  • Funding for continued provision of transitional housing

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Transitional housing provides short-term housing for up to 12 weeks for people with immediate housing needs, along with support to help them find long-term homes.

  • Review the treatment of debt to government

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Joint Ministers agreed in September 2019 to priority areas of focus for cross-agency work on debt to government departments over the shorter term.

  • Government response to Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    In 2018 Government introduced the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, aimed at improving the process for raising and progressing pay equity claims, and eliminating and preventing discrimination in the remune

  • Residential Tenancies Act 1986 reform

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    This targeted reform to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 has the primary objective of increasing tenants' security of tenure, while maintaining adequate protection of landlords' interests.

  • Commerce Commission changes

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    The Commerce Act 1986 has been amended to allow the Commerce Commission to carry out competition studies.

  • Continue to implement the Families Package to boost incomes of families with children

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Increase to Working for Families: Family Tax Credit payment rates have increased, particularly for children under 15 years.

  • Papakāinga development

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    This Budget 2019 initiative provides funding for the Māori Housing Network to invest in additional papakāinga (Māori collectively owned homes), housing repairs, and capability building programmes.

  • Response to the Electricity Price Review 2018-2019

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    An expert advisory panel commissioned by the Government has made a number of recommendations to strengthen the consumer voice, reduce energy hardship, improve retail and wholesale competition, impr

  • Overhaul the welfare system

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    The Government's vision is for a welfare system that ensures people have an adequate income and standard of living, are treated with respect and can live in dignity, and are able to participate mea

  • Supporting Pacific households into home ownership

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    This Budget 2019 initiative aims to improve the home ownership rate of Pacific people.

  • Index main benefits to wages

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Benefit levels have declined as a proportion of average wages over time, meaning the gap between the living standards of beneficiaries and other New Zealanders has grown.

  • Housing Support Products

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    More funding for Housing Support Products was made available through Budget 2019, including increasing the number of existing grants that can be issued and adding a rent arrears assistance payment.

  • Increasing main benefits

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, main benefits were increased by $25 per week from 1 April 2020.  These increases were in addition to those already agreed as part of the 2020 Annual Gener

  • Ka Ora, Ka Ako: free and healthy school lunch programme

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    A free and healthy school lunch programme was implemented from Term 1 2020, with a small number of schools.

  • Repeal Section 192 of the Social Security Act 2018

    Outcome: 
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    Government has removed the sanction under section 192 of the Social Security Act 2018 (previously S70A).  Previously, if a sole parent did not identify the other parent of the child and applie

  • Additional funding for schools to replace donations from parents/caregivers

    Outcome: 
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    Decile 1-7 state and state-integrated schools (attended by about 63 percent of all students, including 83 percent of Māori and Pacific students), are now eligible to receive $150 per student per ye

  • Changes to abatement settings

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    From 1 April 2020, the amount that people on a main benefit can earn through employment before their benefit is reduced (known as abatement) has been increased, in line with planned increases

  • Removal of National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) fees

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Budget 2019 provided funding to cover the cost of NCEA assessment fees for all students.

  • Review of the treatment of child support for beneficiaries

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Work on the wider welfare overhaul includes a review around the treatment of child support for beneficiaries, and in particular whether the Crown should 'pass on' payments to sole parents

  • Implement lower-cost primary health care, including free GP visits for under-14-year-olds

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    Funding in Budget 2018 reduced barriers to health care by extending:

  • Increase the minimum wage to $20 per hour by 2021

    Outcome: 
    Have what they need

    The Government has committed to progressively increase the minimum wage to $20 by April 2021.  The minimum wage increased from $15.75 to $16.50 per hour in April 2018, to $17.70 from April 201