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Panel to recruit new Human Rights Commissioners

Monday, 16 July 2018, 11:21 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little today announced the process for the appointment of a new Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Race Relations Commissioner and Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner. More >>

Local government support on waste welcome

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 6:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Local government leadership is crucial to turn around New Zealand’s approach to waste, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says. More >>

Productivity Commission to investigate Local Govt funding

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Government

The Productivity Commission will hold an inquiry into Local Government funding and financing, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. More >>

Supreme Matariki Award goes to outstanding Māori artist

Sunday, 15 July 2018, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Supreme Matariki Award goes to outstanding Māori artist The Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Māori Development says it’s great that artist and academic, Professor Ahorangi Derek Lardelli has been awarded the supreme award at the third Matariki Awards. “It ... More >>

Commissioner proposed for Unitec

Friday, 13 July 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is reaffirming its commitment to Auckland-based institute of technology Unitec, with the proposal to appoint a Commissioner, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Mangere redevelopment means 10,000 new homes

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will transform Mangere with an ambitious programme to build 10,000 new homes for families from all walks of life, Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has announced. More >>

Clear information needed on compostable plastics

Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

New information out today confirms work is needed to ensure there are good standards and clear information for consumers about biodegradable and compostable plastics, Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage says. More >>

Police initiatives across Auckland

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Two new policing initiatives are being launched in Auckland with the objective of preventing crime, improving community safety, and reducing reoffending. More >>

Funding for Taranaki hydrogen infrastructure

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Acting Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has announced a Provincial Growth Fund investment to help develop hydrogen fuel infrastructure in Taranaki. More >>

Further PGF funding announced for Venture Taranaki

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is pleased to be in Taranaki today to announce $600,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund to support the Taranaki region to diversify its economy. More >>

Sector forum to progress safe borrowing options

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 12 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Sector forum to progress safe borrowing options for vulnerable consumers An industry forum for business, government and community agencies aims to ensure vulnerable consumers ... More >>

First state house tenant among new HNZ board appointments

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has announced the appointment of three new members of the board of Housing New Zealand (HNZ), including the first state house tenant to be on its board since the corporation was created in 2001. More >>

Minister welcomes big business emissions commitment

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon James Shaw Minister for Climate Change Minister 12 July 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Minister welcomes big business emissions commitment. The Minister for Climate Change strongly welcomes the commitment by the new Climate Leaders Coalition of 60 businesses ... More >>

Fixing our broken justice system: first steps

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:48 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has revealed the first steps in fixing our broken criminal justice system, so we can make communities safer. More >>

Wool Summit aims for unity and value

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Farmers, brokers, scientists, fashion designers and familiar company brands meet in Wellington next week to thread together a stronger future for wool. More >>

Hipkins to affirm education relationship in China

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 2:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins is travelling to China at the weekend for a four-day visit that includes meeting his counterpart Minister Chen Baosheng in Beijing. More >>

New innovation fund part of public media funding allocation

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:38 pm | New Zealand Government

New innovation fund part of public media funding allocation Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran has revealed a new $6 million Innovation Fund to drive more public media content for under-served audiences such as Maori and Pacific Peoples, children and ... More >>

Preliminary report on national ‘Education Conversation’

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Government

The national conversation to develop a vision for the future of education, and on making changes to education, is proving ‘hugely popular’ with teachers, principals, parents, young people, and communities, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Warmer Kiwi Homes Insulation programme launched

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:55 am | New Zealand Government

The country has been hit with a series of cold snaps this winter but low-income homeowners can now warm up with grants covering two thirds of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says. More >>

Major infrastructure funding for Tauranga City Council

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 8:40 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford today announced $158 million of 10-year interest-free loans to Tauranga City Council to support major infrastructure projects. More >>

 

 

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