The Prime Minister has kicked off the Gulf trade mission by meeting the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and leading business figures.
There are places on this peninsula whose names will never be forgotten. Each country remembers where their soldiers fought, and where they fell. Places where extraordinary bravery was shown, in unspeakable conditions.
The National-led Government’s HomeStart programme took effect on 1 April this year, and will help tens of thousands more first home buyers and young families into a home of their own over the next five years.
Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership from tomorrow.