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Minister encouraged by progress on future of Wellington

Friday, 29 July 2016, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is encouraged by progress made by local councils and communities in the wider Wellington region working with the Local Government Commission on the future of their local government structures. More >>

Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Council appointments

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced two appointments to the new combined Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic council. Michael Chapman has been appointed as Deputy Chair, while Ian Macrae has been appointed as ... More >>

Finance minister to travel to Australia

Friday, 29 July 2016, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English has arrived in Australia today to attend a range of speaking engagements and bi-lateral meetings. More >>

Supreme Court upholds Ministry position over leaky buildings

Friday, 29 July 2016, 1:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed today’s Supreme Court decision about the Ministry of Education’s case against Carter Holt Harvey over leaky school buildings. More >>

Consent stats confirm ongoing building boom

Friday, 29 July 2016, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Residential and commercial building work has hit an all-time record of $18.3 billion and 29,000 homes, confirming New Zealand is in the midst of the largest building boom ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Two years of official crime stats now available

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

Official statistics for June 2016 have been released by Statistics New Zealand today, completing the first two years’ of comparable data under the new method of reporting crime statistics. More >>

Save time, do it online

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Statistics NZ is taking another step toward being ‘digital by default’ by moving three more business surveys online, Statistics Minister Craig Foss says More >>

Queenstown UFB rollout now complete

Friday, 29 July 2016, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Queenstown’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build is complete, and over 7000 households and businesses are now able to connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. More >>

Supporting Better Housing Outcomes

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:53 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $9 million over two years in the next steps of its programme to support the most vulnerable New Zealanders’ housing needs, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Consulting on retirement savings and bankruptcy

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith is encouraging people to have their say on retirement savings and bankruptcy. More >>

Early progress for Auckland relocation grants

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Grants to help people in or waiting for social housing with the costs of moving from Auckland are off to a good start and are already making a difference, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Government responds to 2014 election report

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today announced the Government’s response to a Parliamentary Select Committee report on the 2014 General Election. More >>

Strong start to winter for tourism sector

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Government

The latest monthly Regional Tourism Estimates show a strong start to the winter season with every region experiencing increased expenditure compared to last year, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Farmers cooperating to lift performance

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed an innovative programme lifting the performance of 350 Northland farmers through shared knowledge. “The first year of the Extension 350 programme will see the start of two dairy clusters and one sheep ... More >>

Call for clinicians’ innovative health IT ideas

Thursday, 28 July 2016, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to submit innovative ideas on healthcare. More >>

New direction for transport research

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government and the transport sector are better placed to understand and meet future challenges with the release of the Transport Domain Plan and Research Strategy, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. More >>

Acting District Court Judges appointed

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 4:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Two Acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Both will hold Family Court warrants. Rangiora barrister and solicitor John Brandts-Giesen has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge ... More >>

NZSO Board appointments

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Corporate lawyer Daniel Wong has been appointed to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. More >>

Independent panel’s report welcomed

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has today welcomed the release of the Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendations on the Unitary Plan, saying the new plan is crucial to Auckland’s future, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Applications open for Great Rides funding

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced applications are open for further funding to maintain and enhance the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail. More >>



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