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Wairarapa’s needs assessments a one stop shop

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand Wairarapa DHB’s innovative approach to streamlining the region’s needs assessments. “We want New Zealanders to live healthier lives away from hospitals,” says Dr Coleman. More >>

More parents resolving their differences out of court

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s family justice reforms are proving highly successful, with almost 75 percent of parenting disputes referred to mediation being completely resolved without the need to go to court. More >>

Keep road safety in mind this Labour Weekend

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Keep road safety in mind this Labour Weekend Transport Minister Simon Bridges is encouraging road users to keep safe as they travel on the roads over Labour Weekend. More >>

IGIS Advisory Panel members appointed

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointments of Chris Hodson QC as the chair of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s Advisory Panel and Angela Foulkes ONZM as a member of the Panel. The appointments were made by the Governor ... More >>

Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord signed

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

A Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord has been signed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden to provide an additional 1300 homes over the next three years. “The Queenstown Lakes District is one of the five least affordable ... More >>

Better emergency care at Wellington Hospital

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today visited Capital and Coast DHB which has made good progress on the government’s shorter stays in emergency department target. “Staff from across Capital and Coast DHB including clinicians and administrators ... More >>

Prime Minister extends condolences to Canada

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has expressed his deepest sympathies to those affected by this morning’s events in Canada. More >>

Christchurch affordable housing partnership announced

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Fletcher Residential has been chosen as the Government’s private sector partner for a new affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

New system will identify drink-drive offenders

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:27 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse today officially launched the national roll-out of the Booze Bus Biometrics (BBB) system. The BBB system will enable Police to confirm within minutes, the identities of people in the system that they intend to charge ... More >>

Health sector passes annual check-up

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:19 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the annual report on Implementing the New Zealand Health Strategy 2014 shows that public health and disability services continue to offer better access to safe and effective care. “Waiting times are reducing, and ... More >>

1000th school connects to fast internet

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:15 am | New Zealand Government

The rollout of fast internet to schools continues to exceed expectations with the connection by Network for Learning (N4L) of the 1000th school to the Government’s Managed Network, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says. More >>

TIN 100 grows to $7.6Bn

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated New Zealand’s TIN 100 companies on reaching $7.6 billion in annual turnover, a $1 billion increase over the last five years. More >>

Agencies well prepared in case of Ebola

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says government agencies remain prepared to deal with any potential Ebola cases in New Zealand. More >>

Coleman recognises Sport Scholarships recipients

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman extends his congratulations to the athletes and sports officials who have been awarded Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships are an important boost for outstanding ... More >>

First NZ job fairs in November

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses. More >>

Speech to the NZ Police Association 79th Annual Conference

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone and thank you for the invitation to open your annual conference, my first as Minister of Police. I am looking forward to the challenges that come with this exciting portfolio and to understanding the business of policing. More >>

Annual Report shows ACC on right track

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:24 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for ACC Nikki Kaye today welcomed the release of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s Annual Report, which shows its financial performance is improving. ACC has achieved a surplus of $2.1billion - $300 million ahead of budget. Levies ... More >>

Gallipoli 2015 deadline approaches

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:22 am | New Zealand Government

Successful applicants of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot have just four days left to accept their place at next year’s Anzac Day commemorations, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says. More >>

Prisons safety to be boosted with on-body cameras

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says staff and prisoner safety in prisons will be boosted by the wider use of on body cameras in sites around the country. More >>

Shane Jones Nauru, Mauritius, Seychelles High Commissioner

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador. More >>



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