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Pay Equity Bill released for consultation

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today released an exposure draft of the Pay Equity Bill for public consultation More >>

Māori medium Educators and Iwi gather in Wellington

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

Māori medium national peak bodies Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust, Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori, Ngā Kura ā Iwi, Te Akatea, and iwi representatives have been given a call to action today as Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata launches ... More >>

Benefit numbers continue to fall

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a main benefit has continued to fall, with the proportion of the population on a main benefit (9.6 per cent) the lowest it’s been in a March quarter since 1997. More >>

$1.2m for more classrooms at Omokoroa Point School, Tauranga

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 9:56 am | New Zealand Government

Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Social housing a focus in build up to busy time in Auckland

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Months of hard work has put Government in a good position to house those most in need in Auckland during a busy period says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro. More >>

Crown Manager to Kaipara District Council withdrawn

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Local Government Jacqui Dean today announced that she is withdrawing Crown Manager, Peter Winder, from the Kaipara District Council because of technical uncertainties about his appointment. More >>

Govt provides $3m for Christchurch home buyers

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 12:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Government funding that was committed to assist the Christchurch City Council in their housing objectives will be used to establish a shared equity home ownership initiative, says Social Housing Minister Amy Adams. The Government committed funding ... More >>

Pathway to residence for some temporary migrants

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a one-off pathway to residence for around 4,000 long-term temporary migrant workers and their families living in the South Island. More >>

Changes to better manage immigration

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:07 am | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the long-term labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. More >>

The Government’s plan for Immigration

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:05 am | New Zealand Government

Good Morning. Thank you to the Otago and Queenstown Chambers of Commerce for hosting this event. More >>

$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education 18 April 2017 Media Statement New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu More >>

Māori Housing Network supports six more papakāinga homes

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:09 pm | New Zealand Government

A new papakāinga development is underway in Wairarapa for the beneficiaries of the Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae, located 10km east of Carterton. The development includes a rebuild of the marae and six new homes that will allow whānau to live on their ancestral ... More >>

$2 billion pay equity settlement for health care workers

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that some of the health sector’s lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years. More >>

Ministers acknowledge generosity of Sir Peter Snell

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have acknowledged the generosity of sporting legend Sir Peter Snell in gifting medals and memorabilia to the nation. More >>

Extra $700,000 to support Bay of Plenty

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Government

An extra $700,000 will be available to further support businesses affected by the flooding in Edgecumbe and the Bay of Plenty, say Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges and Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley. More >>

Employers urged to give offenders a chance

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is hosting an event in Hamilton tomorrow aimed at getting more employers onboard to give jobs to skilled, motivated and work-ready offenders. More >>

McCully to Honolulu to meet US military leaders

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:46 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Hawaii today to meet with senior figures in the United States Pacific Command. Mr McCully will also meet with members of Hawaii’s political leadership, senior academics and opinion makers. More >>

Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have today launched the Rugby 2017 Festival. More >>

Appointment for physical activity and nutrition in schools

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor. More >>



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