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KiwiRail and Transpower Chairs announced

Friday, 30 September 2016, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Todd McClay announced today that Trevor Janes will be the next chair of KiwiRail, and former State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall will be the next chair of Transpower. Mr Janes has ... More >>

World leading GST system turns 30

Friday, 30 September 2016, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Tomorrow we celebrate 30 years of having a GST system that is world leading and simple to apply, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse More >>

Retirement village rates rebates need examining

Friday, 30 September 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says the rules around rates rebates for people who live in retirement villages need to be looked at. More >>

Draft Productivity Commission report released

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce have today acknowledged the release of the Productivity Commission’s draft report New and Emerging Models of Tertiary Education. More >>

Further details of Dutch Royals visit released

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today released further details of the visit to New Zealand on 7-9 November by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. More >>

Official crime stats for August 2016 released today

Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

Official crime statistics for August 2016 released by Statistics New Zealand today, show that Police recorded 12,529 more victimisations in the twelve months ending August 2016 than in the same period last year, which equates to a 4.8 per cent increase. ... More >>

More housing on its way for vulnerable families

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:51 am | New Zealand Government

Vacant Crown land in Auckland will be turned into a 51-home development to provide transitional housing for families before they move into permanent accommodation, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced. More >>

Speech to the National Maori Housing Conference

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

E nga mana, e nga reo, e te iwi o te motu, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Introduction – Community Housing Sector Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. More >>

Benefits of Māori housing effort start to show

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:46 am | New Zealand Government

Tangible results are starting to show from the Māori Housing Network effort launched just under 12 months ago, says Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell who will be speaking at the National Māori Housing Conference in Tauranga this afternoon. More >>

NZ welcomes MH17 interim report

Friday, 30 September 2016, 9:01 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed his appreciation for the thorough work of the independent investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014, saying it is an important step towards accountability. More >>

Navy’s White Ensign to fly on Auckland Harbour Bridge

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have announced the New Zealand White Ensign will fly on the Auckland Harbour Bridge to mark the founding of the Royal New Zealand Navy. More >>

NZ moves up Global Competitiveness Index

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has been ranked 13th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2016/17 – up three places since 2015/16 and up ten places since 2012/13. More >>

McClay encourages public to engage on TiSA

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay is calling for the public and businesses to actively engage in the trade agreements being negotiated by New Zealand, and to play a direct role in the way they are shaped. More >>

New initiative for Tairawhiti social services

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched the trial of a new approach to social service delivery in the Gisborne and Wairoa regions. More >>

Regional tourism spending on the climb

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions continued to rise in the year to August 2016 on the back of record visitor numbers, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Govt releases plan to tackle aviation emissions

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport and Associate Climate Change Issues Minister Simon Bridges has released New Zealand’s plan to address emissions from air travel. The New Zealand Aviation Emissions Reduction Action Plan has been lodged with the International Civil Aviation ... More >>

Another renewable energy record broken

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Government

The proportion of renewable energy used in New Zealand continues to reach record levels, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says. The finding was released today in the annual Energy in New Zealand report, which highlights key trends in ... More >>

Minister Parata to attend Peres funeral in Israel

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will represent New Zealand at the state funeral of former President Shimon Peres in Israel on Friday. More >>

Commerce appointments announced

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the appointment of Ainsley McLaren to the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Board and the reappointment of Sir Bruce Robertson and Simon Hassan to the Disciplinary Committee under the Financial ... More >>

On-going funding for Women’s Refuge

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston has welcomed funding for Women’s Refuge to help it continue to support women by giving them somewhere to go when they need emergency accommodation. More >>



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