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Racing Industry destined to be on-track

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Racing Minister Winston Peters welcomes the tabling of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) 2019 Annual Report in Parliament today. He says the 2019 Annual Report marks the point when New Zealand’s racing industry’s decline was arrested and ... More >>

NZ firefighter support to Queensland

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government is today sending 21 firefighters to help fight the ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires. “The fires in Australia are in some of the toughest, most challenging conditions ever,” says Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin. ... More >>

Reform to support better outcomes for Māori learners

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools system is a watershed moment in education and an opportunity to create meaningful change for ākonga Māori and their whānau, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis said today. More >>

Supporting all schools to succeed

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools system will put more frontline support closer to schools to give every child the best chance to succeed, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

Infrastructure pipeline growing

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Infrastructure Minister is welcoming the first of many updated project pipelines from the newly established New Zealand Infrastructure Commission today. More >>

Tighter firearms law to further improve safety

Monday, 11 November 2019, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Tougher gun laws designed to improve public safety through firearms prohibition orders are proposed in a new document released for public input. More >>

New TVNZ chair & directors confirmed

Monday, 11 November 2019, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Andy Coupe has been confirmed as TVNZ’s new Board Chair. More >>

Hutt Road cycle path officially opened

Monday, 11 November 2019, 8:18 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today officially opened a separated pathway, following the completion of the Kaiwharawhara Stream bridge, which will improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians along Hutt Road. More >>

Announcement of new Ambassador to Russia

Friday, 8 November 2019, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of career diplomat Si’alei van Toor as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Russia. “I’m pleased to appoint Ms van Toor to this position. She brings a wealth of experience ... More >>

Giving a Boost to Kiwi small businesses

Friday, 8 November 2019, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

A new initiative to better support small businesses through hands-on mentoring and advice has been launched by the Minister for Small Business. More >>

Nearly three quarters of Rolleston connected to UFB

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

The latest Quarterly Connectivity Report shows that more and more New Zealanders are moving to Ultra-fast Broadband (UFB), with Rolleston having the highest uptake at 74 per cent, as at the end of September. More >>

Historic day for landmark climate change legislation in NZ

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Government

The passing of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill will help ensure a safe planet for our kids and grandkids, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw said today. More >>

Minister's response to Oranga Tamariki review

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The review of Oranga Tamariki practice around the planned uplift of a Hastings baby in May shows significant failings by the Ministry and that the planned and funded changes to shift from a child crisis service to a proper care and protection service ... More >>

New High Commissioner to the United Kingdom announced

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of Bede Corry as New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. More >>

Minister wishes students success in exams

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has wished students the best of luck for this year’s NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams which start tomorrow. More >>

Methane satellite mission control in New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Mission Control for an international space mission to help tackle climate change will be based in New Zealand, with the Government putting $26 million towards the state-of-the-art satellite, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods ... More >>

Kiwis getting higher pay

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Working New Zealanders are getting more in their back pockets under the Coalition Government’s economic plan. Stats NZ data today shows average weekly ordinary time earnings are up by $83 since the Government took office. This shows that working ... More >>

More support for schools to reduce energy consumption

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:26 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is supporting schools to cut down their energy consumption and reduce environmental impacts, with a quarter of all schools having their lights replaced with LEDs, a sustainability contestable fund and a plan to improve the environmental ... More >>

New Zealand’s manaakitanga highlighted in China

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis heads to China on Friday to lead the New Zealand Government presence at the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism closing ceremony. More >>

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister to visit NZ

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 10:44 am | New Zealand Government

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Hon James Marape will visit New Zealand from 13 to 15 November, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have a warm and friendly relationship. I look forward to welcoming ... More >>



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