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Increase To Supplier Diversity Through New Procurement Target For Maori Business

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 5:47 am | New Zealand Government

Māori enterprises are in line for greater opportunities to do business with government agencies under an initiative to spread the benefits of the economic recovery. The Ministers for Māori Development and Economic and Regional Development have announced ... More >>

Climate Emergency Declaration Will Be Matched With Long-term Action

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Today’s climate emergency declaration will be backed with ambitious plans to reduce emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw today. More >>

Celebrating The Success Of Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Award Winners

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

28 young achievers who have been in the care of Oranga Tamariki or involved with the youth justice system have received Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Awards in recognition of their success and potential, Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis ... More >>

Public Sector To Be Carbon Neutral By 2025

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More >>

Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:44 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More >>

New Rules To Protect Kiwis From Unaffordable Loans

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:26 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is making sure all consumers who borrow money get the same protections, regardless of where they get their loans. More >>

Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More >>

Pōwhiri Marks The Start Of A Critical Year For APEC

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 9:00 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand kicked off its APEC host year today, with a pōwhiri taking place on Wellington’s waterfront with local iwi Te Atiawa, and a number of Government ministers welcoming representatives from the other 20 APEC economies. More >>

Bill Introduced To Support Workers With 10 Days Sick Leave

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:57 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is delivering on a key commitment by introducing a Bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a year, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. “COVID-19 has shown how important ... More >>

Progress On Pay Equity For DHB Staff

Monday, 30 November 2020, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, fairer pay for this crucial and largely female workforce, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More >>

Iconic Milford Track Officially Reopens

Monday, 30 November 2020, 8:48 am | New Zealand Government

One of New Zealand’s premier hikes and a cornerstone of the Te Anau community, the Milford Track has officially reopened, More >>

Iconic Milford Track Officially Reopens

Monday, 30 November 2020, 8:44 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Kiri Allan Minister of Conservation Minita mō Te Papa Atawhai MEDIA STATEMENT One of New Zealand’s premier hikes and a cornerstone of the Te Anau community, the Milford Track has officially reopened. “From today, hikers booked on the popular ... More >>

New Year Border Exception For Seasonal Workers In The Horticulture And Wine Industries

Friday, 27 November 2020, 6:08 am | New Zealand Government

2000 additional RSE workers to enter New Zealand early next year employers must pay these workers at least $22.10 an hour employers will cover costs of managed isolation for the RSE workers RSE workers will be paid the equivalent of 30 hours work a week ... More >>

Government Receives Royal Commission Of Inquiry Report Into The Terrorist Attack On Christchurch Mosques

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 6:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Internal Affairs Jan Tinetti has today received the Royal Commission of Inquiry report into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques, and will table it in Parliament on Tuesday December 8. “I know this will have been a challenging ... More >>

New Zealand Government To Declare A Climate Emergency

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More >>

Speech From The Throne

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

E aku hoa i te ara o te whai, Kia kotahi tā tātou takahi i te kō, ko tōku whiwhi kei tō koutou tautoko mai. Ko tāku ki a koutou, hei whakapiki manawa mōku. He horomata rangatira te mahi, e rite ai te whiwhinga a te ringatuku, me te ringakape ... More >>

Government To Review Housing Settings

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 2:50 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More >>

Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More >>

Community Launch Marks Next Step In Addressing Racism In Education

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

The launch of Te Hurihanganui in Porirua today is another important milestone in the work needed to address racism in the education system and improve outcomes for Māori learners and their whānau, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. ... More >>

Government To Consider Recommendations On DNA Use In Criminal Investigations

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Kris Faafoi Minister of Justice The Minister of Justice has received the Law Commission’s recommending changes to the law governing the way DNA is used in criminal investigations. The report, called The Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations – ... More >>