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Land regulation drives Auckland house prices

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56 per cent of the cost of an average house in Auckland according to a new research report quantifying the impact of land use regulations, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More >>

$280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund Open

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:43 am | New Zealand Government

The $280,000 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund is open for applications, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This fund is about encouraging and supporting city, district and regional councils to partner with the Government, businesses and ... More >>

Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 11:05 am | New Zealand Government

The ASB Theatre Complex in Blenheim will receive additional Government funding of $900,000, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. More >>

Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 45 new frontline corrections officers to the team. More >>

Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:25 am | New Zealand Government

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. More >>

More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits. More >>

New disability system a step closer

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:05 am | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support system. More >>

Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships. More >>

Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say two cultural exchanges between New Zealand and Korea this year will have cultural and economic benefits for both countries. More >>

100 days to Rugby League World Cup 2017

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the next major event on New Zealand’s sporting calendar is the Rugby League World Cup 2017. More >>

More court appearances via audio-visual links

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Over 16,500 remand court appearances were held via audio visual links (AVL) connecting courts and prisons in the year to May 2017, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams. This is up from around 13,000 remand court appearances held via AVL the year ... More >>

Air Force careers for women taking flight

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Air Force careers for women taking flight Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air Force. The School to ... More >>

New animal welfare regulations progressed

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Government

New animal welfare regulations progressed Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has confirmed 46 new animal welfare regulations will be developed this year. “Changes we made to the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 have allowed us to create directly-enforceable ... More >>

Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Government

The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. More >>

New Corrections mental health initiatives begin

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

As part of a $14 million initiative to help offenders and their families cope with mental health challenges, four new services are now being piloted by Corrections, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. More >>

Edgecumbe recovery progressing well

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 10:46 am | New Zealand Government

Edgecumbe recovery progressing well Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the Edgecumbe community ... More >>

Kaikoura’s Coastguard ramp re-opens

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Kaikoura’s Coastguard ramp re-opens Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has officially re-opened the Coastguard ramp at Kaikoura harbour today, eight months after it was badly damaged in the November 2016 earthquake. “It’s great for the local community ... More >>

New quake support for Kaikoura paua fishers

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Government

New quake support for Kaikoura paua fishers Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has announced a new $520,000 fund to help the Kaikoura paua fishing community as the latest primary sector support following November’s earthquakes. This new ... More >>

Wilding conifer work plan announced

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries Hon Maggie Barry Minister of Conservation 18 July 2017 Media Statement Wilding conifer work plan announced Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced the Government ... More >>

New Christchurch primary school to open in 2019

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

New Christchurch primary school to open in 2019 Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the formal establishment of the new $11 million primary school for Halswell in Christchurch, which will now open in 2019. “The Halswell area is experiencing ... More >>

   

 

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