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Huge experience on transition advisory board

Monday, 22 December 2014, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an Advisory Board on Transition with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the recovery needs of greater Christchurch. More >>

New Zealand-Korea FTA initialled

Monday, 22 December 2014, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today’s initialling by Chief Negotiators of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. More >>

Overstayer numbers at record low

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes new figures showing New Zealand overstayer numbers are at the lowest since 2000. More >>

The top five gifts for drivers

Monday, 22 December 2014, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Help your friends and family stay safe on the roads this festive season with the top five gifts for drivers, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says. “These ‘gifts’ are simple yet potentially life-saving tips for anyone getting behind ... More >>

Better work opportunities for disabled people

Monday, 22 December 2014, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner welcomed the release of the ‘Disability and the labour market’ report from Statistics New Zealand, which showed that more disabled people are working, but there is room for improvement. More >>

Busy year for NZ Defence Force

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The NZ Defence Force has had a busy year participating in exercises, operations, national and international commemorations, and personnel can be proud of all they’ve achieved, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More >>

Surf the net for new beach water quality data

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Information on the water quality of 350 beaches around New Zealand is now accessible on-line as part of an initiative between regional councils, Cawthron Institute, Ministry for the Environment and the Tindall Foundation, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith ... More >>

Minister welcomes opening of Heritage Park

Sunday, 21 December 2014, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today welcomed the opening of Rangihoua Heritage Park in Northland as a special cultural and historical asset to be enjoyed by all New Zealanders. The 46 hectare park, near Kerikeri, was opened to the public today ... More >>

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel members

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced three new members of the Primary Growth Partnership’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP). The three new members are primary industry and business specialist Barry Brook, experienced businessman ... More >>

New reports show value of growing Māori agribusiness

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has released two reports today showing good progress in developing the potential of Māori agribusiness. “These reports confirm the importance of partnering with Iwi, Māori asset owners, local communities and ... More >>

Forestry opportunities in Maori Agribusiness

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of a report highlighting the economic opportunities for forestry through more productive use of Māori freehold land. The report ‘Growing the Productive Base of Māori Freehold ... More >>

Consultation starts on ACC rates for free doctors’ visits

Friday, 19 December 2014, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say consultation starts today on ACC support towards free kids’ doctors’ visits. More >>

Harm reduced as tobacco left at the border

Friday, 19 December 2014, 10:28 am | New Zealand Government

The more than 800kg of tobacco and cigarettes left at the border since 1 November is a further step towards reducing the damage caused by smoking, say Customs Minister Nicky Wagner and Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. More >>

Minister thanks all involved in kids’ learning

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, whānau and staff across the education sector for their passion and commitment to making sure all kids get the best possible education. More >>

10 new communities get ‘youth in emergency services’

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $100,000 in funding to expand the ‘Youth in Emergency Services’ programme to ten new communities around New Zealand. More >>

Appointment of Christchurch Coroner

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, today announced the appointment of Christchurch lawyer Anna Tutton as a Coroner. Ms Tutton replaces retiring Christchurch Coroner, Richard McElrea. Ms Tutton has held a practising certificate for over 25 years. She ... More >>

Affordable housing development agreement signed

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has signed a development agreement for the construction of 237 homes as part of its affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “Today’s ... More >>

Submissions on future of science system

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's first Draft National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets out the current settings and proposed future priorities ... More >>

Scheme to fill hard-to-staff health jobs working

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a scheme to fill hard-to-staff health roles is making a real difference to the career choices of graduating health professionals. More >>

Economy grows solidly in September year

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:46 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s economy remains one of the fastest growing in the developed world, confirming that the Government’s economic programme is taking New Zealand in the right direction, Finance Minister Bill English says. More >>



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