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Minister announces new plan for Metro Sports Facility

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Megan Woods has today announced a new plan for the Metro Sports Facility anchor project, after it was revealed the long-delayed project was expected to exceed its budget by $75 million under the current ... More >>

Government delivers big boost for students

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:20 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has today taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders. More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency established

Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Pike River Recovery Agency established Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little today announced the establishment of a new stand-alone government department, the Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. The Agency will ... More >>

High number of road deaths unacceptable

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:39 am | New Zealand Government

The news that the road toll for 2017 has now surpassed the total for 2016 is tragic news, says Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter. More >>

International visitors spend $10.4bn in year to September

Friday, 17 November 2017, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Government

International visitor spending has reached a record high of $10.4 billion in the year to September 2017, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis says. More >>

Twelve young people selected for Youth Advisory Group

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

Twelve young New Zealanders, aged 14-18 years, have been selected to take part in the Ministerial Youth Advisory Group, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. More >>

NZ to become a leader in the fight against climate change

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:28 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand intends to become a leader in the global fight against climate change, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has told a major United Nations climate change conference. More >>

Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to go to Asia-Europe Meeting

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary to attend Asia-Europe Meeting Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to Myanmar this weekend to attend the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Foreign Ministers meeting being chaired by Myanmar State Counsellor ... More >>

Further NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 5:04 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will contribute a further $2.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. More >>

Previous Government told house building would fall

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Government

The previous Government was told by officials that the number of houses built would peak and start to fall well short of the number needed to meet demand. Official advice shows KiwiBuild will prevent this decline in house building and drive further increases, ... More >>

Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

16 November 2017 Cathedral Fundraising Trust Chair named Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration Dr Megan Woods has appointed Peter Guthrey as Chair of the fundraising trust for the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral. The ChristChurch Cathedral ... More >>

$7.4M Funding for Erosion Control

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners. More >>

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy ... More >>

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 8:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister welcomes Whakatāne Māori ward decision Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori wards. “I welcome the Whakatāne District Council’s decision to establish Māori ... More >>

Energy Research Strategy welcomed

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 6:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy Research Strategy welcomed Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Woods has today welcomed the launch of an Energy Research Strategy for New Zealand developed by the National Energy Research Institute (NERI). The strategy was informed ... More >>

$5 million to launch social enterprise programme

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Peeni Henare today announced the investment of over $5 million to grow New Zealand’s social enterprise sector. More >>

NZ endorses international plan on emissions

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has endorsed the Bonn Communique of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition on Tackling Air Pollution to Save Lives and Protect the Environment. More >>

Global climate change agreement extended to Tokelau

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has taken action to formally bring Tokelau into major global climate change agreements, Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today. More >>

Kaikōura Harbour back in business

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi today announced that the Kaikōura Harbour is open again after being badly damaged in the 14 November 2016 earthquake. More >>

Haere mai Ngāpuhi nui tonu

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

The people of Ngāpuhi have been invited to a series of hui with Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little. More >>

 

 

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