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Update on new Chinese infant formula rules

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Chinese officials have provided further advice on the introduction of new regulations affecting New Zealand infant formula exports to China, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Gallipoli ballot special passes allocated

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 3:01 pm | New Zealand Government

One hundred special passes from the Gallipoli ballot will be allocated to children of Gallipoli veterans and youth representatives, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced. The special passes, which were held back from the first ... More >>

NZDF provides assistance in Southern Westland

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the NZDF is providing assistance to the community of Whataroa in Southern Westland in the wake of the recent significant storm damage. More >>

NZ and EU support renewable energy in Tuvalu

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will continue to support Tuvalu’s conversion to renewable energy alongside the European Union. More >>

Commemorating Anzac Day

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 11:43 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says Anzac Day will be especially poignant this year with the start of WWI centenary commemorations. “Tomorrow marks the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and New Zealanders at home and overseas will come together ... More >>

Minister travels to UAE, Kuwait, North Africa and France

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:57 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, North Africa and France to undertake a range of activities and bilateral calls. “The focus of my bilateral meetings in the UAE and Kuwait will be on strengthening Gulf ... More >>

NZCID report a useful guide for recovery work

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says feedback provided to the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development (NZCID) by stakeholders in Christchurch’s rebuild will help inform the government’s ongoing work programme. More >>

NZ support for largest solar array in the Pacific

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 3:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand is supporting the construction of the Pacific’s largest solar energy array in Samoa. “New Zealand is working in partnership with the Government of Samoa, the European Union, and the ... More >>

Memorandum to restore Waiapu catchment signed

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Associate Minister Jo Goodhew today announced a collaborative partnership to restore the Waiapu catchment in the Gisborne District. “The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between MPI, Te Runanganui O Ngāti ... More >>

Ngāti Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed an Accord with Ngāti Porou in Gisborne, formalising the government’s ongoing commitment to the iwi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson said today. More >>

Changes to alcohol laws have immediate effect

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Anne Tolley says that Police reported significantly fewer serious assaults and public disorder offences after changes to alcohol laws came into full effect at the end of last year. Maximum trading hours, new infringement offences ... More >>

New Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security appointed

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 11:23 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. More >>

New East Coast study lays out economic opportunities

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today released a study of the East Coast region’s economic potential over the next 30 years. More >>

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Government

EU/NZ renewable energy Mission to the Pacific Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and the European Commissioner for Development Mr Andris Piebalgs depart tomorrow on a renewable energy mission to four Pacific states “New Zealand and the European ... More >>

Easter road toll a reminder to take care on roads

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging motorists to take care over the rest of the extended break. More >>

Woodhouse to attend Anzac Day in Gallipoli

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 2:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Woodhouse to attend Anzac Day in Gallipoli Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Turkey next week to attend the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. During his visit, Mr Woodhouse will meet with his Australian and Turkish ... More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 11:03 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. “The new Game Animal Council is about giving hunters of deer, tahr, chamois and pigs an active ... More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

New law holds partners complicit in welfare fraud to account

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the passage of a Bill to hold partners complicit in welfare fraud to account, 102 votes to 17. More >>

Drive safely over Easter

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter. More >>

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