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$4M for Fire and Emergency volunteers

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin today announced a $4 million-a-year package to recognise the contribution made by Fire and Emergency volunteers to communities across New Zealand. More >>

Two-month extension for fairer GST regime

Monday, 17 June 2019, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Offshore businesses that supply low-value goods to New Zealand have been granted a two-month extension to get systems in order for a new method to collect GST. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash confirmed Cabinet has agreed to the Finance and Expenditure ... More >>

Boosting services to break the cycle of offending

Monday, 17 June 2019, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

The Wellbeing Budget shows the Government’s commitment to doing things differently to break the cycle of offending and keep communities safe, with a $128.3 million boost in mental health and addiction services for offenders, Corrections Minister ... More >>

Budget Boost for Students at Risk

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:40 am | New Zealand Government

Education for students who are risk of disengaging from school receives a $9.8 million boost in Budget 2019, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced today. More >>

Plan to expand protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. More >>

Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal launches

Monday, 17 June 2019, 8:33 am | New Zealand Government

The Wellbeing Budget has provided a fair, flexible and cost-effective way for Canterbury homeowners to resolve their outstanding insurance claims relating to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, with the launch of the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance ... More >>

Support for Kākāpō ongoing

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 6:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Minster of Conservation Eugenie Sage has commended the work of the Department of Conservation’s Kākāpō Recovery team as it battles a deadly disease threatening to devastate the kākāpō population. More >>

Independent Panel’s Report on Family Justice System welcomed

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Andrew Little has welcomed the release of the Independent Panel’s review of the 2014 family justice system reforms. “It’s clear that the National Party’s 2014 reforms haven’t worked as intended. The recommendations provided ... More >>

Prohibiting smoking in cars with children soon to be law

Sunday, 16 June 2019, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

Prohibiting smoking in cars with children soon to be law The Government’s plan to prohibit smoking in cars with children is a step closer with the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill due to be ... More >>

Tabuteau to visit Federated States of Micronesia

Friday, 14 June 2019, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Under-Secretary Tabuteau to visit Federated States of Micronesia to meet with Pacific Fisheries Ministers More >>

Minister to attend ILO Centenary

Friday, 14 June 2019, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway will be travelling to Geneva, Switzerland next week to represent the New Zealand Government at this year’s International Labour Conference. The Conference takes place from 16 to 19 June, during ... More >>

Crown Monitor appointed to support Canterbury DHB

Friday, 14 June 2019, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has appointed a Crown Monitor to support Canterbury DHB and ensure that Cantabrians continue to have high quality, sustainable health services. More >>

Revised offer for teachers and principals

Friday, 14 June 2019, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Napier-Wairoa line a major asset for Hawkes Bay

Friday, 14 June 2019, 10:20 am | New Zealand Government

State Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones reopened the Napier-Wairoa rail line in the Hawkes Bay today. More >>

Regions leading ultra-fast broadband uptake

Friday, 14 June 2019, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

The regions are leading the way in ultra-fast broadband uptake, says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi. More >>

Fixing cyclone damage at Westport Airport

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund will invest $2.074 million to repair erosion damage to the seawall at Westport Airport to ensure the airport is maintained as a crucial connection, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. More >>

Racing Safety Development Fund recipients announced

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Racing Winston Peters announced today that the Government has invested $389,351 in 17 projects to improve safety at racecourses. The grants are made available through the Racing Safety Development Fund which provides $1 million annually to ... More >>

Teacher and principal negotiations

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Government

“Cabinet has had further discussions on the teacher and principal claims. More >>

Restoring rights for screen sector workers

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking another step to build an inclusive and productive economy by restoring collective bargaining rights for screen sector workers and adopting the model unanimously put forward by the Film Industry Working Group, says Workplace ... More >>

Supporting a vibrant forestry workforce

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Over 160 workers have been referred to forestry employers as part of a push to support the 2019 planting season, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

 

 

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