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Progress on major transpacific cable welcomed

Friday, 19 January 2018, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-year, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity. More >>

Time to turnaround NZ’s rubbish record on waste

Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s position as 10th worst nation for creating urban waste per capita is shameful, says Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, who will review how the Waste Minimisation Act is being implemented. Recent news reports have highlighted ... More >>

Further support for struggling farmers

Friday, 19 January 2018, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced. The drought across Taranaki, western parts of Manawatu-Whanganui ... More >>

Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies and will meet key groups to discuss its recommendations. The Ministerial ... More >>

Testing for Mycoplasma bovis spread

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 11:47 am | New Zealand Government

A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. In a meeting yesterday, Ministry ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:27 am | New Zealand Government

(Thursday 18 January 2018). The new name and the dropping of the word ‘vulnerable’ were announced in December. More >>

Tax relief for drought affected farmers

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 9:48 am | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed tax relief measures will be extended to farmers in drought areas. More >>

Minister talks food security at Green Week

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor travels to Europe today to speak at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, held during International Green Week in Berlin. More >>

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 10:19 am | New Zealand Government

$3.74 million for new electric vehicles More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today. More >>

Peters going to international meeting to discuss North Korea

Monday, 15 January 2018, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is leaving for Canada tonight for an international meeting on North Korea. More >>

Drought classification extends to Grey and Buller

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor has extended the medium-scale adverse event classification to the drought-hit Grey and Buller districts of the South Island’s West Coast. These are the first South Island additions to ... More >>

Worrying warnings on the weather front

Monday, 8 January 2018, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon James Shaw Minister for Climate Change 8 January 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Worrying warnings on the weather front More >>

Government mourns the passing of Jim Anderton

Sunday, 7 January 2018, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has lost a man of integrity, compassion and dedication to public service with the passing of the Hon Jim Anderton, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Mr Anderton was a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister and long serving member of ... More >>

380 deaths on NZ roads an unacceptable end to 2017

Monday, 1 January 2018, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The provisional number of lives lost on New Zealand roads in 2017 is 380, the highest since 2009 says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter. “It is simply shocking to see so many people die on our roads. We know every one of these deaths has left ... More >>

New Year Honours List 2018

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:57 am | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dame Companions of the said Order: Ms Rangimarie Naida Glavish, ONZM, ... More >>

Defence Force honours well-deserved

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:52 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Ron Mark has extended warm congratulations to the New Zealand Defence Force staff who have been recognised for their service in the New Year Honours List. More >>

Conservation honours recipients congratulated

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has congratulated the outstanding New Zealand conservationists who have been recognised in the 2018 New Year’s Honours. More >>

Minister pays tribute to health sector honours recipients

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has congratulated and thanked recipients of New Year Honours for their service to the health sector. More >>

Pacific community celebrated in New Year’s Honours

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples 30 December 2017 MEDIA STATEMENT Pacific community celebrated in New Year’s Honours Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has welcomed the Pacific recipients named in the New Year’s ... More >>

Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients

Saturday, 30 December 2017, 10:45 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. More >>



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