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ACC report confirms volatility in accounts

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Government

ACC’s latest quarterly report highlights the impact of short-term volatilities on the ACC scheme’s financial position, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye. “The overall financial position of the scheme has improved over the past few years and it is now ... More >>

Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth. More >>

PM to attend the Cricket World Cup Final

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will attend the final of the Cricket World Cup in Melbourne this weekend. More >>

Neighbours Day spurs community spirit

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging people living in cities to make a special effort to get to know their neighbours on Neighbours Day this weekend. More >>

eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:57 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information. More >>

Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Friday, 27 March 2015, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders. More >>

Development of women leaders encouraged

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 7:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston has used this week’s 30th anniversary of the Ministry for Women to encourage all New Zealanders to do their part to encourage and develop women leaders. More >>

Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 7:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, celebrating excellence in Māori farming. More >>

KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 March 2015 Media Statement KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes More >>

Arohata prisoners give back to the community

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Prisoners at Tawa’s Arohata Prison are making a positive contribution to the community, Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says. Mr Lotu-Iiga visited the prison today to meet Corrections staff and prisoners, to listen to them about life inside and ... More >>

Entries open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is encouraging senior managers, executives and business owners who want to expand their international expertise to apply for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships. More >>

Royal succession laws come into force

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms that share the Queen as Head of State. More >>

Fraud reforms continue to save taxpayer money

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Social Development Jo Goodhew has welcomed news that since benefit fraud reform initiatives began two years ago, up to $60 million of taxpayers’ money has been saved. “Over the past two and a half years around 9,500 benefits ... More >>

$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts. “It is important that new mothers and babies receive high quality care across New Zealand,” says ... More >>

Significant rise in renewable electricity

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says new figures showing renewable energy contributed almost 80 percent of New Zealand’s electricity generation last year are very encouraging. At 79.9 percent, the share of renewable electricity generation ... More >>

Royal succession laws come into force

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms that share the Queen as Head of State. More >>

$4m investment in motorcyclists’ safety

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the $4 million investment in motorcycle safety initiatives in 2015/16 advised by the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council. The council represents the motorcycling community, and advises ACC on safety initiatives that ... More >>

Paula Bennett: Address to IPANZ Members

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Paula Bennett: Address to IPANZ Members Good morning. It’s great to be here to talk to you all. I know your days are busy and it feels like we are all working harder than ever before. So thank you for taking time to come along. We are all in our jobs ... More >>

Better credit information for borrowers

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced new consumer credit regulations aimed at giving consumers information they need to make informed credit decisions. “The regulations will mean New Zealand borrowers can access information ... More >>

Govt moves to strengthen employment standards

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:53 am | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum employment standards. More >>



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