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Bridges: Road Transport Forum 2015

Friday, 28 August 2015, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon and thank you for having me here - it is great to have the opportunity to speak to you today, my first such opportunity as Transport Minister. More >>

Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Friday, 28 August 2015, 4:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference. I would like to thank Green Cross Health for the opportunity to be here today. It is a real pleasure to see so many pharmacists ... More >>

Healthy Families NZ launched in Waitakere

Friday, 28 August 2015, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Waitakere in West Auckland. “Healthy Families NZ will improve people's health where they live, learn, work and play, as a way to prevent obesity and chronic illness," says Dr Coleman. ... More >>

Minister opens South Island’s first Urban Cycleways

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has opened the first South Island cycleways to be funded by the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme in Christchurch today. Mr Bridges cut the ribbon at the new Matai Street East section of the city’s UniCycle ... More >>

Manukau Court’s $51m court upgrade complete

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams today opened the upgraded Manukau District Courthouse after a $51 million makeover that future-proofs one of the country’s busiest courthouses. The Manukau District Court receives about 11 per cent of the country’s criminal ... More >>

Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that this year’s Tropic twilight Exercise will be conducted in the northern Cook Islands atolls of Penrhyn and Manihiki. More >>

Minister welcomes Canterbury Economic Development Strategy

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce has today welcomed a report which will provide the building blocks for a strong and vital economic future across the Canterbury region. More >>

PM announces further funding for Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced a further $935,000 will be invested to help complete the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail. More >>

Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway begins

Friday, 28 August 2015, 9:21 am | New Zealand Government

Construction of the Huntly section of the $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway has begun with Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, turning the first sod today. More >>

Bay of Plenty place names corrected

Friday, 28 August 2015, 8:50 am | New Zealand Government

Land Information Minister Louise Upston has today announced her decision to correct the spelling of 12 place and feature names in the Opotiki District. More >>

Health and Safety Bill a major step forward

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 7:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Today’s passing of the Health and Safety Reform Bill marks a major step in addressing New Zealand’s unacceptable workplace death and injury toll, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse. More >>

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Government

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. More >>

Good progress continuing under Housing Accord

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Eleven new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1600 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. More >>

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September. More >>

Terms of Reference agreed for Auckland

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Bill English Minister of Finance Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 27 August 2015 Terms of Reference agreed for Auckland More >>

Traders benefiting from online registration

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says the rapid uptake of an online service helping customs brokers meet border requirements for imports and exports has far exceeded expectations. More >>

Next Ambassador to Argentina announced

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

27 August 2015 Next Ambassador to Argentina announced Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Raylene Liufalani as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Argentina. “Argentina is an important partner for New Zealand in Latin America, and the resumption ... More >>

Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says national rheumatic fever rates have dropped significantly. More >>

Original waiata wins Supreme Award

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 11:34 am | New Zealand Government

A Year 8 student who composed and sung his own waiata has won the Supreme Award for a school competition honouring the 28th (Māori) Battalion, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

First new houses at Fenchurch opened

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

A milestone in the first phase of the long-term plans of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) was reached today with Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith opening the first completed homes as ... More >>



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