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Budget 2015: Driving primary sector export growth

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $7.5 million over two years in developing key skills and systems to help boost exports across the primary sector, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says. This investment focuses on key initiatives that will help deliver ... More >>

Samoan Language Week vital to preserve culture

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Samoan Language Week vital to preserve culture New Zealanders will celebrate the Samoan language this week with cultural performances, speeches and debates all over the country. Samoan Language Week begins today. It is the first of seven Pacific ... More >>

Summit strengthens transport, trade and tourism links

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 11:59 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s global connections will be strengthened by its Presidency of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Germany this week Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

Border Processing Bill passes third reading

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed law changes to help protect New Zealand at the border. The Border Processing (Arrivals and Departures) Levy Bill, which creates a new border clearance levy to protect New ... More >>

Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade bill

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade legislation Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the approval of legislation by the United States Senate that would grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). More >>

Rural Broadband extension secured

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 11:49 am | New Zealand Government

The passing of the Telecommunications (Development Levy) Amendment Levy Bill underscores the Government’s commitment to extending enhanced connectivity to regional New Zealand, says Communications Minister Amy Adams More >>

NZ welcomes interception of IUU fishing vessels

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 10:25 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the news that two well-known illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels, Songhua and Yongding, have been found and boarded by local authorities in Cabo Verde. More >>

Social Housing Reform Bill passed into law

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Government

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today. More >>

NZ designates another group as a terrorist entity

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has designated another terrorist group, Egypt-based Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, Prime Minister John Key announced today. “These designations help implement our international obligations under United Nations ... More >>

Terms of Negotiation signed with Ngāpuhi

Friday, 22 May 2015, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown and the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tūhoronuku IMA) have signed Terms of Negotiation and are ready to begin negotiating a Treaty settlement for the benefit of all Ngāpuhi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher ... More >>

New guidance on home construction

Friday, 22 May 2015, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released at the Certified Builders’ Association conference in Christchurch new guidance on the standards of work expected for key aspects of new home construction. “These quality measures are needed alongside ... More >>

Speech: Dunne - ‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

Friday, 22 May 2015, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Tena koutou katoa, good morning, and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the Research Ethics conference in New Zealand, Ethics in Practice, held here at Otago University. More >>

Updated Bullying Prevention Guide welcomed

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the update of a successful anti-bullying guide, which incorporates suggestions from schools and boards of trustees. “The 2015 edition of Bullying prevention and response: A guide for schools will help schools ... More >>

Attorney-General saddened by death of Sir Thomas Gault

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today paid tribute to the life and career of former Supreme Court Judge, the Rt Hon Sir Thomas Munro Gault, KNZM, QC, who died in Auckland earlier this week. “Sir Thomas was one of the great leaders of the ... More >>

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:06 am | New Zealand Government

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter ... More >>

Minister welcomes $74 million for tax compliance

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:46 am | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 continues the Government’s investment in ensuring fairness in the tax system by pursuing those attempting to avoid paying tax, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says. Budget details announced yesterday include a further Budget allocation ... More >>

Building better connections between Asia and the Pacific

Friday, 22 May 2015, 9:38 am | New Zealand Government

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this International Conference on the Future of Asia. More >>

Children in Hardship Bill passes first reading

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:29 pm | New Zealand Government

A Bill that supports the government’s $790 million Budget 2015 package to assist children in beneficiary and lower-income working households has passed its first reading in Parliament, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley. The Support ... More >>

$12.8m for new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Government

The new Te Ture Whenua Māori Network, which will help Māori land owners improve the productivity of their land, will be supported by $12.8 million in the Budget, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. More >>

$35.3m invested to improve Māori housing

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2015 provides operating funding of $35.3 million over the next four years to improve housing outcomes for whānau Māori, Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says. More >>



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