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Interlock devices stopping offenders drink driving

Friday, 5 February 2016, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

A growing number of offenders are taking part in a programme which aims to curb their repeat drink driving behaviour, says Corrections Minister Judith Collins. Corrections is running a pilot programme to fund alcohol interlock devices for eligible offenders ... More >>

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) from 15 February 2016, Minister Responsible for the GCSB Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

Disability Strategy reference group gets to work

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:06 am | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced appointments to the New Zealand Disability Strategy revision reference group, who will begin work on revising this important national vision next week. More >>

Whitehead report released

Friday, 5 February 2016, 9:48 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has released the Whitehead Report, into diplomatic immunity issues surrounding Malaysian Defence attache Mohammad Rizalman. More >>

Cruise ship tourism in a league of its own

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The decision by P&O Cruises to base a ship out of New Zealand is an endorsement of our growing cruise industry, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in Auckland

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of New Zealand, at a ceremony in Auckland. More >>

TPP overwhelmingly positive for NZ – PM

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key welcomed today’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, confirming it will be overwhelmingly positive for New Zealand in supporting more trade and investment, jobs and incomes. More >>

Pacific employment at all-time high

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 8:59 am | New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed new figures which show the unemployment rate for Pacific people has fallen to its lowest point since 2008 and employment at its highest level. More >>

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund has now opened, says Racing Minister Nathan Guy. More >>

Speech to Viet Nam – New Zealand Business Forum on TPP

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Your Excellency Minister Hoang, Excellencies, distinguished guests, members of the Vietnamese business community, ladies and gentlemen. More >>

School Network Upgrade Project completed

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education 3 February 2016 School Network Upgrade Project completed More >>

New features in store for popular playground

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Christchurch’s hugely popular new Margaret Mahy Family Playground will have even more exciting features added in the coming months, says Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Nicky Wagner More >>

Beach to become public land if appeal succeeds

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a privately-owned beach will become part of the Abel Tasman National Park if an online crowdfunding campaign to buy it succeeds. More >>

High Commissioner to Canada announced

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:40 am | New Zealand Government

High Commissioner to Canada announced Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Daniel Mellsop as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Canada. “Canada is one of New Zealand’s strongest international partners, with over 75 years of ... More >>

Extension to keep popular container mall going

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an extension of a lease on Crown-owned land to enable the iconic Re:START Mall more time operating at its current site. More >>

World Wetlands Day celebrated

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Government

World Wetlands Day is a chance for New Zealanders to find out more about some of the country’s most important natural treasures, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner say. More >>

Arrest Made for Tyre Thefts

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Government

A 26-year-old Palmerston North man has been arrested today and charged in relation to the theft of the tyres from a Red Cross vehicle on Friday night. More >>

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced further funding to maintain and improve the premier rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. More >>

6 million breakfasts served in schools

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that with students returning to school, the six millionth Kickstart breakfast will be served this week since the Government expanded the programme. “More than 27,000 school-age children sit down to a bowl ... More >>

New towers expand mobile phone coverage

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Fifteen new cell towers added to existing networks have expanded mobile coverage to more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage. More >>



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