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Prisons safety to be boosted with on-body cameras

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 7:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says staff and prisoner safety in prisons will be boosted by the wider use of on body cameras in sites around the country. More >>

Shane Jones Nauru, Mauritius, Seychelles High Commissioner

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that Shane Jones will serve as New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Nauru, Mauritius and the Seychelles in addition to his role as Pacific Economic Development Ambassador. More >>

Next steps for Rules Reduction Taskforce

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that don’t make sense. More >>

Bennett to attend APEC meeting in Beijing

Friday, 17 October 2014, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Finance Minister Paula Bennett leaves Monday for Beijing where she will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) annual meeting of Finance Ministers. More >>

Jonathan Coleman - Health Minister checks out Ebola unit

Friday, 17 October 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today seen first-hand how Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital is well prepared to treat any suspected Ebola patients. More >>

Sole Parents lead the way in benefit drop

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:50 am | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes the latest release of benefit figures showing the number of people on welfare for the September quarter is the lowest since 2008, with sole parents leading the impressive results. More >>

Speech to Fieldays stakeholder engagement function

Friday, 17 October 2014, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here tonight, talking to everyone involved in Fieldays. This is the biggest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting nearly 120,000 visitors this year including a large number of international visitors and delegations. More >>

New milestone in heavy vehicle fuel efficiency

Friday, 17 October 2014, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says an agreement signed between the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and one of New Zealand’s largest trucking companies is a significant milestone for the Heavy Vehicle Fuel Efficiency ... More >>

Minister urges safety first on the water

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants boat users to make safety the top priority, as New Zealand’s first Safer Boating Week begins today. More >>

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

Friday, 17 October 2014, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term. More >>

Campaign to help Kiwis recognise stroke signs

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new campaign to help New Zealanders recognise the signs of a stroke is being launched in Waikato today. “Every day around 24 New Zealanders have a stroke, and a quarter occur in people under 65. High blood ... More >>

New technology speeds up cancer treatment

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new technology being used at Auckland City Hospital will enable more precise and faster radiotherapy treatment for people with cancer. More >>

World War One exhibition gives insight into war and conflict

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 9:33 am | New Zealand Government

World War One exhibition gives insight into war and conflict The commitment and sacrifice of thousands of New Zealanders in the war to end all wars is brought to life in a compelling new exhibition at the National Library, Internal Affairs Minister ... More >>

More accolades for PGP programmes

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 10:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated Precision Seafood Harvesting (PSH) for winning the Innovation in Sustainability & Clean Tech award and the Supreme Innovator award at the New Zealand Innovators Awards in Auckland tonight. More >>

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing if the downward trend in home ownership over the past 20 years is to be reversed, Building and Housing, and Environment Minister Dr ... More >>

Northland’s roll out of free under 13s doctors' visits

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 9:53 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes Northland’s decision to fund free doctors’ visits and prescriptions for under 13s. More >>

Minister welcomes Niuean Language Week

Monday, 13 October 2014, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Pacific Peoples, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is encouraging New Zealanders to celebrate and participate in this week’s Niuean Language Week. The theme this year is Fakaako, Fakaaoga, Fakamau ki a Mauokafua e Vagahau Niue: Learn, Use, Retain, ... More >>

Money Week focuses on financial fitness

Monday, 13 October 2014, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Money Week offers a great opportunity for Kiwis to improve their financial knowledge, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. More >>

NZ vigilant and ready in case of Ebola

Saturday, 11 October 2014, 6:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says health and border authorities are well prepared to detect and respond to any potential cases of Ebola. More >>

Coleman supports organ donation campaign

Saturday, 11 October 2014, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Coleman supports organ donation campaign Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging people to have a conversation today about organ donation. More >>



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