New Zealand Government - Latest News [Page 1]

Justice Precinct construction progressing well

Friday, 9 December 2016, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams says the $300 million Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct build is well advanced and on track to be fully operational in mid-2017. More >>

Orange roughy fisheries certified as sustainable

Friday, 9 December 2016, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed certification of several orange roughy fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). More >>

New social housing for vulnerable families

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says a new development in Auckland is a fantastic example of community housing providers and agencies working together to house vulnerable families. More >>

Better outcomes for Tāmaki tenants a step closer

Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Formal proposals are being requested from three responders to carry out New Zealand’s largest housing redevelopment project, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. More >>

Standards Approval Board appointment

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced an appointment to the New Zealand Standards Approval Board, an independent statutory body which approves standards developed by committees of industry experts. More >>

First section of Auckland’s longest cycleway completed

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has officially opened the first section of Auckland’s largest cycling and walking route. More >>

Support package for Kaikoura businesses extended

Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:07 am | New Zealand Government

The wage subsidy package for quake-affected businesses in and aroundKaikoura will be extended for a further eight weeks, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced today. More >>

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new guidelines aimed at offering psychosocial support for communities affected by adverse events. More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a $3.76 million support package for Kaikoura and Marlborough. More >>

Government takes next step in supporting social enterprise

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:27 am | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew has today released the Government’s response to the report Social Enterprise and Social Finance: A Path to Growth , which outlines a range of actions designed to support the continued growth of the social ... More >>

Third earthquake Bill passes in Parliament

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the passing of the Hurunui/Kaikōura Earthquakes Recovery Bill 2016 by Parliament today. More >>

Four legged Customs recruits graduate

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner has today congratulated Customs’ five new detector dog teams at a graduation ceremony in Trentham. More >>

Feedback sought on modernising the TAA

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse today released proposals to simplify and modernise the Tax Administration Act (TAA), as part of the Government’s major transformation of the revenue system. More >>

Waiheke Island now fully fibred

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Government

The Ultra-Fast Broadband build on Auckland’s Waiheke Island is now complete, meaning more than 5600 local homes and businesses can now connect to faster and more reliable internet, says Communications Minister Amy Adams. More >>

Treasury forecasts solid growth, stable finances

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Treasury’s latest forecasts show the Government’s programme of responsible economic and fiscal management is delivering benefits for New Zealanders, Finance Minister Bill English says. More >>

Cycle trails to receive more funding

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:25 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing $837,132 in nine new projects for the upkeep of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today. More >>

2017 Youth Fund recipients announced

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Acting Youth Minister Anne Tolley today announced the successful applicants for Youth Fund 2017. “I’m pleased to announce that 36 projects will share $150,000 of funding available under Youth Fund 2017,” says Mrs Tolley. More >>

Work on $700m Puhoi road underway

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have turned the sod on the first section of the long awaited Pūhoi to Wellsford Road. More >>

Minister welcomes Detector Dog graduates

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Judith Collins has welcomed five new members to Corrections Detector Dog team. Corrections’ newest detector dogs were purchased from the Australian Border Force and graduated today, alongside their canine colleagues from Aviation ... More >>

KiwiSaver recommendations welcomed

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the KiwiSaver findings of the Retirement Commissioner’s three-yearly review of retirement income policies. More >>

 

 

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