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Guy leading trade mission to India and Sri Lanka

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 6:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is leading a six-day New Zealand trade mission to Sri Lanka and India, departing tomorrow. The Minister will be accompanied by representatives of 15 New Zealand organisations as well as ex-New Zealand cricket captain Stephen ... More >>

Albany Convoy Commemorations Commemorative Addres

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 6:03 pm | New Zealand Government

I am honoured to be with you today to commemorate a momentous event for our two countries. More >>

Minister to attend INTERPOL meeting

Friday, 31 October 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Monaco tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the INTERPOL Ministerial Meeting on 3 – 4 November. More >>

Minister welcomes new Rehabilitation Fellowship

Friday, 31 October 2014, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the establishment of a new research health fellowship at Waikato DHB which will look at rehabilitation. More >>

Dunne: Speech to the United Fire Brigades’ Association

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

I am genuinely delighted to be here and to see a range of fire services working together to successfully organise an event of this size. I understand that firefighters both urban and rural, career and volunteer, all worked together on the host committee, ... More >>

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

Friday, 31 October 2014, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you at this conference. I am really looking forward to the challenges of the health portfolio. Prior to politics I worked in general practice and spent a bit of time in EDs earlier in my career. More >>

Earthquake repair programme well on track

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

A significant milestone in the Government’s commitment to the Christchurch rebuild has been achieved, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Today marks the half-way point in a comprehensive repair of earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties, ... More >>

Building consents top 24,000 per year

Friday, 31 October 2014, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand that show strong annual growth in the number of building consents. "There were 24,046 building consents issued across the country in the year to ... More >>

Minister welcomes Forestry Safety Review recommendations

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomed the recommendations of the Independent Forestry Safety Review and outlined the Government’s initial response. More >>

New Zealand reaffirms commitment to open government

Friday, 31 October 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett is pleased to announce that today New Zealand formally became a member of the Open Government Partnership, with the publication of New Zealand’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan. More >>

Flying Start Business Plan winners announced

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today announced STQRY is the supreme winner of the 2014 ANZ Flying Start Business Plan Competition. STQRY uses location-aware technology that automatically delivers contextually-relevant information ... More >>

Minister welcomes Law Commission report

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the Law Commission’s latest report Pecuniary Penalties – Guidance for Legislative Design tabled in Parliament today. More >>

Parliamentary Private Secretaries reappointed

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Parliamentary Private Secretaries reappointed Prime Minister John Key today announced that Jacqui Dean and Melissa Lee will be continuing in their roles as Parliamentary Private Secretaries. More >>

Game Animal Council Takes Lead to Ensure Hunter Access

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today’s joint announcement by the Game animal Council and the Te Urewera Trust Board regarding access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park. Last year’s Deed of Settlement ... More >>

Multi-million dollar upgrade for The Gardens School

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:47 am | New Zealand Government

A multi-million dollar upgrade has been confirmed for The Gardens School in Manurewa by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More >>

Foss to attend Albany WWI commemorations

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:21 am | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One. More >>

Defence Minister heading to Australia

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee leaves for Australia today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting, and to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event. More >>

PM to attend WW1 commemorations in Australia

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:19 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will join Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC troops departing for World War One. More >>

National youth mental health unit underway

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today turned the first sod at the site of the new $15.3 million national youth forensic mental health unit in Wellington. More >>

New Consul-General to Hong Kong

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 10:47 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Gabrielle Rush as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Hong Kong. “Hong Kong is a dynamic city and is an important commercial and investment market for New Zealand companies,” Mr McCully says. “With ... More >>



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