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McCully welcomes Chinese counterpart

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 4:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will host his Chinese counterpart, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, for a working visit to New Zealand from 4-5 September. More >>

Greens' working policy just won’t work

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Greens' working policy just won’t work The Greens' so-called working policy announcement today shows exactly how little they know about how the real world works, National's Economic Development spokesman Steven Joyce says. "Their new policy doesn't ... More >>

Better primary care services for New Zealanders

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are getting more immunisations, checks for diabetes and heart diseases and more help to quit smoking says Health Minister Tony Ryall. More >>

Government focuses on long term quake recovery

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced a programme of change to how the government delivers its support for recovery in Christchurch and the surrounding area. “Greater Christchurch’s recovery from the earthquakes ... More >>

PM announces further details of inquiry

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced further details on the inquiry into matters concerning former Minister Judith Collins. “As I indicated yesterday, I intend to appoint a Government Inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2013 to investigate allegations ... More >>

NZ deeply concerned at West Bank land appropriation

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply concerned at the announcement by Israel’s Civil Administration Authority that they will appropriate 400 hectares of privately owned Palestinian land near Bethlehem for Israeli settlements. More >>

Govt funding for Wellington freshwater project

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Amy Adams has announced funding of $100,000 for a collaborative approach to fresh water modelling in the Wellington region. More >>

NZ to ratify global arms trade treaty

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:17 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed news that New Zealand will ratify the Arms Trade Treaty - a world-first agreement aimed at regulating and controlling the trade in conventional arms. More >>

New rules for limited partnerships begin

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss says new rules coming into force today will protect New Zealand’s international reputation as a trusted place to do business. The Limited Partnerships Amendment Act takes effect today requiring all limited partnerships ... More >>

Last poppies placed in newly named Arras Tunnel

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:53 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key, Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today laid the last of 273 symbolic decorative poppies on the wall of the newly named Arras Tunnel, which runs underneath the National ... More >>

NZ disturbed by reports of Russian Troop Movements

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

NZ disturbed by reports of Russian Troop Movements Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply disturbed at reports indicating the involvement of Russian troops in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “If these reports are confirmed, such ... More >>

Judith Collins resigns as a Minister

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Judith Collins resigns as a Minister Prime Minister John Key today announced that Hon Judith Collins has resigned from Cabinet. More >>

Minister announces draft white space licencing rules

Friday, 29 August 2014, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has today announced draft licencing rules for the use of television white space devices in New Zealand. More >>

Cash injection for Waikato conservation groups

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced more than $500,000 in funding for Waikato area conservation groups. Tui 2000, QEII National Trust, Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society, Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust and the ... More >>

Record consents show Government housing reforms working

Friday, 29 August 2014, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the July building consent figures from Statistics New Zealand that show the number of new dwelling consents is growing at record rates. “These building consent figures show the Housing Accord in Auckland ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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