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More Customs officers in time for Christmas

Friday, 28 November 2014, 2:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Customs 28 November 2014 Media Statement More Customs officers in time for Christmas More >>

Encouraging growth in latest building consent data

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest release of figures from Statistics New Zealand which shows the highest number of building consents issued in more than six years. More >>

Martinborough winemaker receives conservation award

Friday, 28 November 2014, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has presented Clive Paton of Martinborough with the 2014 Loder Cup at a ceremony today, for his significant contribution to habitat restoration in New Zealand. More >>

Minister to attend the OECD Forum on migration

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Paris tomorrow to represent the New Zealand Government at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) high-level policy forum on migration. More >>

Awards put spotlight on location innovation

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The limitless potential of location information, and the innovative people working at its forefront, took centre stage last night at the inaugural New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA), Land Information Minister Louise Upston said today. More >>

Grant for Museum of Wellington City and Sea announced

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:05 am | New Zealand Government

The Museum of Wellington City and Sea will receive a government grant of $1.3 million for its redevelopment project and earthquake strengthening, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced this evening. More >>

Ministers respond to Glenn Inquiry Report

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have acknowledged the Glenn Inquiry Report into family violence released today. “The report looks at several issues that the Government is focused on and reinforces the importance ... More >>

New rules for financial markets to take effect

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:19 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith welcomes new rules taking effect from 1 December which will promote the growth of New Zealand’s financial markets and boost investor confidence. More >>

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

Friday, 28 November 2014, 9:12 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji. “New Zealand has had an acting High Commissioner since 2007, and this announcement is an important step in re-building our relationship ... More >>

Coleman: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Health 27 November 2014 Speech Address to the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Annual Conference More >>

Property speculators targeted by IRD

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue’s proactive strategy to track down those attempting to avoid paying tax is showing big dividends. “There are many ways people and companies attempt to avoid paying tax and we are continually ... More >>

State-of-the-art Justice precinct reaches key milestone

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

The $300 million Christchurch Justice precinct has reached a key milestone with the final concrete pour and the installation of the first cranes. Justice Minister Amy Adams today inspected the build site of the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct ... More >>

Community grants profile launch shows successful initiatives

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 11:27 am | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew launched the 2013/14 Community Organisations Grants Scheme (COGS) Profile in Christchurch today. “For 29 years COGS has been an important source of government funding for non-profit community ... More >>

Ministers launch summer road safety campaign

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:28 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today launched the ‘Reach the beach safely this summer’ campaign, an initiative led by New Zealand Police. Last year’s Safer Summer campaign had a great impact with ... More >>

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:20 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting. “This year’s NATO Foreign Ministers meeting will bring together Ministers from NATO’s 28 member states ... More >>

Record Māori health student scholarships

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 9:17 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record 728 students received a Hauora Māori scholarship award this year, the highest number since the scholarship fund began in 2000. “The Hauora Māori scholarship fund supports and encourages more Māori ... More >>

First year Auckland Housing Accord target exceeded

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have today welcomed the release of the first year report of the Auckland Housing Accord. More >>

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service. “Mr Allen was the first non-diplomat to hold the top job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

Patient survey participants ‘performing a valuable service’

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says patients who take part in a new survey about their stay in hospital are performing an important service. More >>

New Chair of Financial Markets Authority

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Murray Jack as the new chair of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). More >>



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