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Minister to travel to Cuba and Colombia

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Cuba to meet with his counterpart before attending the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia. More >>

High tech approach to safety on SH1 at Moeraki Boulders

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:27 pm | New Zealand Government

High tech approach to improve safety on SH1 at Moeraki Boulders Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has today announced that a new high tech warning system, which will help to improve road safety, has been installed on State Highway 1 in ... More >>

Canterbury construction still strong

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury construction still strong Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Construction ... More >>

Legal challenge to pest control regulations disappointing

Friday, 23 June 2017, 4:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. More >>

$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:26 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More >>

New Zealand Racing Board gets fresh eyes

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Racing David Bennett has appointed Bill Birnie to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). More >>

Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, ... More >>

New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. More >>

$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

Friday, 23 June 2017, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

Film and Literature Board of Review Appointments

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:35 am | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Dr Gareth Schott and Sandy Gill as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review, for new three-year terms along with the appointment of Rachael Schmidt-McCleave as President. More >>

New black stilt aviary in the Mackenzie Basin

Friday, 23 June 2017, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a new breeding aviary for the world’s rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is about to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel. More >>

Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely together More >>

A skilled workforce for Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. More >>

Push for digital technology in Canterbury

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market ... More >>

Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury. More >>

Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy. More >>

General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Friday, 23 June 2017, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. More >>

Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister, was accompanied ... More >>

Ministers welcome OAG Border Sector report

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Border sector Ministers have welcomed a new report by the Office of the Auditor-General published today on the use of information at New Zealand’s ports, and say their agencies will continue to work closely to protect our borders. More >>

 

 

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