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NZ will continue to showcase ambitious climate action

Monday, 16 December 2019, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

With the global climate change talks closing overnight, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said New Zealand will continue to show the world what meaningful, ambitious and lasting climate action looks like. More >>

Courthouse redesign a model for the future

Monday, 16 December 2019, 8:54 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will invest $100 million on a new courthouse in Tauranga which will be a model for future courthouse design for New Zealand, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced. More >>

Steps to end forced labour and lift the wellbeing of workers

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has ratified the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, reinforcing our strong commitment to ending forced labour and other forms of modern slavery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister ... More >>

Record export highs picked for primary sector

Sunday, 15 December 2019, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Record export highs picked for primary sector Sustained high growth in primary industry exports looks set to continue over the next two years with strong prices predicted for farmers, fishers, growers and rural communities. Minister of Agriculture and ... More >>

A minute’s silence for Whakaari White Island victims

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

A minute’s silence will be observed at 2.11pm on Monday 16 December in honour of the victims of the Whakaari White Island eruption, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed. More >>

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED). More >>

NZ provides $1 million to fight measles in the Pacific

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced New Zealand will contribute NZ$1 million of funding towards the joint United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Pacific Regional Action Plan for Measles. More >>

New Zealand remembers Sir Peter Snell

Saturday, 14 December 2019, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is today remembering one of our true sporting heroes, triple Olympic gold medal winner Sir Peter Snell. More >>

PM congratulates Boris Johnson on election victory

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory. More >>

Building a platform for the future of rail

Friday, 13 December 2019, 6:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Building a platform for the future of rail The Government has released its long term vision for a sustainable 21st Century rail network that gets our cities moving, connects our regions and gets more freight off the roads. Deputy Prime Minister and ... More >>

More New Zealand medical specialists for Samoa

Friday, 13 December 2019, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced further support for Samoa’s longer term needs as it continues to respond to a devastating measles epidemic. More >>

Discounted electric-bikes offered to public sector workers

Friday, 13 December 2019, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Discounted electric bikes will be offered up to public sector staff across the country as part of the Government’s work to reduce transport emissions and support healthier transport options. More >>

Australia and NZ confirm bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Australian and New Zealand Governments today launch an historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. More >>

Blackwater gold mine gets PGF boost

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has approved a $15 million loan to help re-establish a gold mining operation at Blackwater Gold Mine, near Reefton, Rural Communities Minister and local MP Damien O’Connor announced at an event on the West Coast today. More >>

Housing First to help Nelson Tasman homeless

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Today’s launch marks the expansion of the Government’s homelessness programme, Housing First, to the top of the South Island. More >>

Papakāinga model inspires whānau well-being

Friday, 13 December 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

A housing project by Kohupātiki whānau in Hastings is an outstanding example of a Māori-led housing initiative that can reduce financial pressure and reconnect whānau to their whakapapa says the Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta. More >>

Government takes bite out of loan sharks

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The days of vulnerable consumers falling victim to loan sharks, truck shops and other predatory lenders are numbered, following the Credit Contracts Legislation Amendment Bill passing its third reading tonight. More >>

NZ safer as Terrorism Suppression Bill becomes law

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Government

A Bill that prevents terrorism and supports the de-radicalisation of New Zealanders returning from overseas has passed its third reading, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. More >>

Foreign Minister and Pacific Peoples Minister to visit Samoa

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio will travel to Samoa on Friday, where New Zealand medical teams are helping Samoa respond to an outbreak of measles. “New Zealand has been working closely ... More >>

New Pastoral Care Code will support tertiary students in 202

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has changed the law to improve student safety and welfare in university halls of residence and other student accommodation. More >>



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