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Lyttelton Workplace accident

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Emergency services are currently attending a workplace accident at Gladstone Pier Lyttelton where a scissor lift has toppled over. More >>

NZ provides further aid to Iraq

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to support humanitarian efforts by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Iraq. More >>

Free influenza vaccine programme ends soon

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 10:32 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging those eligible for a free flu vaccine to get in quick, with the programme due to wrap-up on 31 August. More >>

Major boost for Otago conservation projects

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 1:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced $475,000 in funding for four Otago conservation projects. More >>

11,850 HomeStart grants to support Canterbury

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:49 am | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Housing Minister Paula Bennett today released the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s estimates of the number of first home buyers in Canterbury who are to benefit from the Government’s ... More >>

$10m to increase Asian languages in schools

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

$10m to increase Asian languages in schools The Government will invest $10 million over five years to increase the provision of Asian languages in schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. The money will be used to create a contestable ... More >>

New protocol improves ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:18 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the signing of a Protocol to amend the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA). “The changes included in the Protocol will make AANZFTA more business-friendly, transparent and ... More >>

Conservation grant supports bird recovery

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced Wildbase Recovery Community Trust is to receive a $90,000 grant from the Department of Conservation to put towards a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for birds and wildlife. More >>

Bridges: Speech to AusIMM Conference

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone. It’s a pleasure to be here for the 2014 AusIMM New Zealand Annual Conference – my second since becoming Energy and Resources Minister. More >>

Joint NZ-US science meeting strengthens ties

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s science and research collaboration with the United States has been further strengthened following joint talks in Auckland yesterday and today by senior New Zealand and US officials and researchers, Science and Innovation Minister Steven ... More >>

Regional New Zealand benefits from HomeStart

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released the Ministry of Building, Innovation and Employment’s estimates of the number of first home buyers in provincial New Zealand who are to benefit from the Government’s new KiwiSaver HomeStart package ... More >>

Hospital patients urged to give feedback

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is urging hospital patients to take part in a new survey asking them for feedback on their health care. More >>

$208,000 for conservation of wetlands

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is to provide a $208,000 Community Conservation Partnership Fund grant over three years to Project Tongariro to advance the restoration and preservation of the largest wetland in the Taupō basin, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced ... More >>

$11m in funding for sign language

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:48 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $11 million over 4 years to help support deaf children, their families and their schools, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. More >>

Weymouth symbolic of Government's housing success

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

The Waimahia Inlet housing development at Weymouth consisting of 282 homes at the Government's first Special Housing Area is a flagship of the Government's new housing policies, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. More >>

Funding boost for rest homes & dementia care

Monday, 25 August 2014, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The National-led Government is increasing the rest home bed subsidy by $10 million a year – a 5 per cent increase – as part of the government's ongoing plan to meet the changing needs of our population. Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced ... More >>

NZ in spotlight during World Science Week

Monday, 25 August 2014, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

The arrival of around 2000 top international scientists and researchers in Auckland later this month will make New Zealand the focus of the world science community, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says. The scientists are in New Zealand ... More >>

Minister travels to Myanmar and Indonesia

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

Minister Tim Groser travels to Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, this week to participate in a series of annual regional trade meetings. He will also attend the Sixth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations in Bali, Indonesia. In Nay ... More >>

Labour has big questions to answer on transport

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Labour must be very clear which much-needed transport projects it would cut to enable the Auckland-centric public transport spend up it’s promising. More >>

$218 million HomeStart package for first home buyers

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is doubling support for first home buyers to help tens of thousands more young New Zealanders into home ownership and encourage the building of more affordable new homes, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This new package will ... More >>

 

 

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