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Government To Rollout Roadside Drug Testing

Monday, 20 May 2024, 6:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Speaking at the launch of Road Safety Week, Mr Brown said that legislation will be introduced this year to give Police the power to randomly screen drivers for drugs at the roadside using oral fluid testing devices, similar to drink-driving enforcement. More >>

Minister Responds To Review Of Kāinga Ora

Monday, 20 May 2024, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced a series of immediate actions in response to the independent review of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, Housing Minister Chris Bishop says. More >>

Pseudoephedrine Back On Shelves

Monday, 20 May 2024, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister David Seymour is pleased that Pseudoephedrine can now be purchased by the general public to protect them from winter illness, after the coalition government worked swiftly to change the law and oversaw a fast approval process by ... More >>

DJ Fred Again – Assurance Report Received

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Brooke van Velden Minister of Internal Affairs "On the 27th of March, I sought assurances from the Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs, that the Department’s correct processes and policies had been followed in regards to ... More >>

Wairarapa Moana Ki Pouakani Win Top Māori Dairy Farming Award

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka announced the winners and congratulated runners-up, Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, at an awards celebration also attended by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Finance Minister Nicola Willis in Hamilton on Friday night. More >>

New Measures To Protect Powerlines From Trees

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy Minister Simeon Brown has announced that the Government will make it easier for lines firms to take action to remove vegetation from obstructing local powerlines. The change will ensure greater security of electricity supply in local communities, ... More >>

District Court Judges Appointed

Friday, 17 May 2024, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Judith Collins has announced the appointment of three new District Court Judges, to replace Judges who have recently retired. More >>

David Seymour - Unions Should Put Learning Ahead Of Ideology

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:49 am | New Zealand Government

“Schools are required to either be open for instruction or make up any half days later in the year, but with teachers heading to meetings we have already heard reports of students playing football all afternoon or having two hours of PE." More >>

Craig Stobo Appointed As Chair Of FMA

Friday, 17 May 2024, 11:24 am | New Zealand Government

Mr Stobo takes over from Mark Todd, whose term expired at the end of April. Mr Stobo’s appointment is for a five-year term. More >>

Budget 2024 Invests In Lifeguards And Coastguard

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Coastguard New Zealand will continue to be able to keep people safe in, on, and around the water following a funding boost of $63.644 million over four years, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Associate Transport ... More >>

New Zealand And Tuvalu Reaffirm Close Relationship

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Government

“New Zealand is committed to working with Tuvalu on a shared vision of resilience, prosperity and security, in close concert with Australia,” says Mr Peters, who last visited Tuvalu in 2019. More >>

New Zealand Calls For Calm, Constructive Dialogue In New Caledonia

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is gravely concerned about the situation in New Caledonia, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says. “The escalating situation and violent protests in Nouméa are of serious concern across the Pacific Islands region,” Mr Peters says. More >>

New Zealand Welcomes Samoa Head Of State

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon met today with Samoa’s O le Ao o le Malo, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, who is making a State Visit to New Zealand. More >>

Further Sanctions Against Russia

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced further sanctions on 28 individuals and 14 entities providing military and strategic support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. More >>

One Year On From Loafers Lodge

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 6:08 am | New Zealand Government

A year on from the tragedy at Loafers Lodge, the Government is working hard to improve building fire safety, Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk says. More >>

Christopher Luxon - Pre-Budget Speech To Auckland Business Chamber

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Government

An increasingly diverse New Zealand full of both the challenges and opportunities that come from a more multi-cultural society. More >>

New Zealand And Vanuatu To Deepen Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Vanuatu will enhance collaboration on issues of mutual interest, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says. More >>

Penk Travels To Peru For Trade Meetings

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Land Information, Chris Penk will travel to Peru this week to represent New Zealand at a meeting of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region. He is travelling on behalf of Trade Minister Todd McClay. The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ... More >>

Minister Attends Global Education Conferences

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister of Education Erica Stanford will head to the United Kingdom this week to participate in the 22nd Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) and the 2024 Education World Forum (EWF). More >>

Joint Statement Of Christopher Luxon And Emmanuel Macron: Launch Of The Christchurch Call Foundation

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and President Emmanuel Macron of France today announced a new non-governmental organisation, the Christchurch Call Foundation, to coordinate the Christchurch Call’s work to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist ... More >>





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