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Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

New law holds partners complicit in welfare fraud to account

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the passage of a Bill to hold partners complicit in welfare fraud to account, 102 votes to 17. More >>

Drive safely over Easter

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter. More >>

Funding for World War One Centenary

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne (Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board) has today announced that the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee has approved funding of over $9.1 million towards 80 projects ... More >>

Tax conference to address simplification

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has announced that simplification and modernisation will be the focus of the tax conference to be held in conjunction with Victoria University, on 12 and 13 June. More >>

Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement legislation passed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Government

The House sat for extended hours this morning to pass four bills giving effect to the final deeds of settlement for historical Treaty claims in the South Island. More >>

The Co-operative Bank joins Government scheme

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 12:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed The Co-operative Bank into the Government’s Welcome Home Loans scheme, bringing the total number of lenders offering the first home loan product to 11. More >>

Same old same old economic policy from Labour

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

Labour’s so called ‘Manufacturing Policy’ once again reheats the same old tired economic policies that would take New Zealand back to the dark days of high inflation, sluggish growth and low-job prospects, Economic Development Minister Steven ... More >>

Feedback wanted on full rest home audit reports

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:35 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging the public to share their views on full rest home audit reports being published. More >>

$2 million for new classrooms at Tai Tapu school

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced nearly $2 million funding for new classrooms at Tai Tapu School in rural Canterbury. More >>

Defence Force supports Poppy Day

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:48 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman joined Defence Force personnel including the Vice Chief of Defence Force Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, to collect donations for the annual Poppy Day appeal in Wellington today. More >>

Third Reading: Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ka Mate Haka Bill

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:27 am | New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, today we welcome the sons and daughters of Hoturoa, captain of the great Tainui Canoe. Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou, Tēnā koutou katoa. Mr Speaker, nearly two centuries ago the people of Ngāti Toa Rangatira resided at Kāwhia, on Waikato ... More >>

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

15,000 fewer people dependent on benefits Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the latest benefit figures showing a five year low confirm New Zealand welfare numbers are back to where they were pre-global recession. Benefit numbers have dropped ... More >>

Community to have say on red zone’s future

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 9:19 am | New Zealand Government

Community to have say on red zone’s future Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed today’s announcement of a community participation process to gather ideas about future use of the region’s residential red zones. In total ... More >>

The Christchurch Rebuild – Gaining Momentum

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 8:52 am | New Zealand Government

Thank you to everybody attending today, and thanks to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event. More >>

Asia Region Funds Passport initiative progresses

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 4:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss today released a consultation paper on the Asia Region Funds Passport initiative, which will open up opportunities for cross-border offerings of managed funds. More >>

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the way paramedics work in the field. “Paramedics will soon be using a handheld electronic device that gives crews ... More >>

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre. More >>

Genesis to list with third-largest share register

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Genesis Energy will have the third-largest New Zealand share register on the NZX when it lists tomorrow, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say. More >>

NZ to phase out imports of ozone-depleting substances

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is on track to phase out bulk imports of ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of this year, Environment Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

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