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Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister of Immigration 24 January 2017 Media Statement Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission More >>

Youth Programme acknowledges inspirational young people

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Around 100 young people who have overcome considerable challenges have been selected to participate in the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) which is taking place this week. More >>

Record number of organ donations encouraging

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 9:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 22 January 2017 Media Statement Record number of organ donations encouraging Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says efforts to increase our deceased organ donations and transplant rates have resulted in a ... More >>

S & P affirms careful economic management

Friday, 20 January 2017, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Standard and Poor’s decision to affirm the AA foreign currency and AA+ local currency sovereign credit ratings with a stable outlook for New Zealand reflects international confidence in New Zealand’s economic and fiscal performance, Finance Minister Steven ... More >>

Housing register underscores importance of reform

Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Government

An increase in the housing register underscores the importance of the Government’s social housing reform programme and its $344 million commitment to additional emergency housing places, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

Future trade progressing with the UK

Friday, 20 January 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has said that New Zealand’s ongoing and future trade relationship with the United Kingdom is in good shape following agreement on the next steps for the newly established NZ-UK Trade Policy Dialogue. More >>

NZ and Sri Lanka discuss trade opportunities

Friday, 20 January 2017, 8:32 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has confirmed New Zealand and Sri Lanka will progress discussions on new trade and investment opportunities, which could include a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. More >>

Auckland building consents at 12-year high

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The number of new homes consented in Auckland for the year to November has topped 10,000 for the first time in 12 years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Major projects update released

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has released the interim Major Projects Performance Report for the period to November last year, covering 53 complex major projects across government with a whole of life cost of $37 billion. More >>

Projects will stimulate electric vehicle uptake

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Government

A total of 15 projects have been conditionally approved to receive around $3.5 million from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Emergency Housing initiative supporting struggling Kiwis

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed data showing new help introduced by the Government is creating tangible support for struggling New Zealanders More >>

High priority coastal forest protected

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:16 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says a recent acquisition by the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) will protect 14 ha of rare coastal forest in South Westland. More >>

More sole parents independent of benefits

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:20 am | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a benefit is continuing to decline year on year, with sole parents driving the biggest reduction in numbers. More >>

EV charging infrastructure guidance released

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the publication of guidance on public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) is timely as New Zealand’s fleet reaches more than 2500, exceeding all targets. More >>

Little pledge on Pike Mine dangerous and contradictory

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

Labour Leader Andrew Little's idea for a law change to give Solid Energy a legal exemption to any liabilities that might arise out of a re-entry to the mine is hypocritical and unsafe, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. More >>

Earthquake hit farmers to be offered movable homes

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Government

Twenty temporary housing units at the Rawhiti Domain used to support families through the Christchurch earthquakes are to be offered to farmers with significantly damaged homes from the Kaikōura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith ... More >>

Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. More >>

Ban on plastic microbeads proposed

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Data sharing boosts NZ-China trade advantage

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Government

A newly launched joint data sharing system between New Zealand and Chinese Customs will give kiwi exporters a competitive advantage, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. More >>

Trade Minister to visit Middle East and Switzerland

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to press for a conclusion to the free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). More >>

 

 

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