Budget significant initiatives

Each year, MBIE is provided with funding from the Government to deliver significant initiatives in response to current or ongoing challenges facing Aotearoa New Zealand.

The initiatives identified below are important to Parliament, the public, and MBIE’s strategic priorities and cover the span of its responsibilities. You can find more information on the following initiatives as well as other significant projects and services throughout this report.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ)

Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) was an essential part of the border measures to protect Aotearoa New Zealand from the COVID-19 pandemic. All MIQ facilities are now closed, and responsibility was transferred back to the health system this year. We received $1.6 billion in funding to run the operations of MIQ between 2020/21 and 2022/23.

For more information, see:

Managed Isolation and Quarantine transitioning back into the health system

Meteorological image of a cyclone passing over Aotearoa New Zealand.

Cyclone Gabrielle business support

Cyclone Gabrielle business support was a critical aspect of our response to the extreme weather events that occurred at the start of 2023. We received $75 million for 2022/23 and $10 million for 2023/24.

For information on how we supported business, see:

Responding to weather related emergencies

Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS)

Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) was activated to provide safe and secure temporary accommodation for households displaced from recent extreme weather events. We received $146.830 million for 2022/23 and $102 million for 2023/24 for the Auckland flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.

For more information, see:

Responding to weather related emergencies

Investing in regions

Resettlement of Afghan nationals

Resettlement of Afghan nationals was in response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, following the Taliban’s takeover of power in 2021. To support the evacuation and resettlement of Afghan nationals, we received $10 million in 2021.

For more information, see:

Afghanistan response

Major events

Major events, like the Rugby World Cup 2021 (played in 2022), SailGP, Crankworx Rotorua and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ put Aotearoa New Zealand on the map, help create international connections and grow the economy. We received an additional $17.65 million over 5 years for the Major Events Fund in Budget 2023, to support major events and secure event related benefits.

For more information on major events and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, see:

Major events