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The Ahuriri Hapū Claims Settlement Bill Passes Third Reading

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 5:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Hōnore Andrew Little Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations The Ahuriri Hapū Claims Settlement Bill has passed its third reading at parliament - a significant milestone in the historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement process for Ahuriri Hapū. ... More >>

A Guiding Star Sets A New Path For The Elimination Of Family Violence And Sexual Violence

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 7:28 am | New Zealand Government

Today the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Marama Davidson joined tangata whenua and sector representatives to launch Te Aorerekura, the country’s first National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence ... More >>

NZ Secures New Pfizer COVID-19 Medicine

Monday, 6 December 2021, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has secured supplies of another medicine to treat COVID-19, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today. “In October, New Zealand was one of the first countries in the world to make an advance purchase of a promising new antiviral drug, molnupiravir,” ... More >>

Strong Pipeline Ahead For The Construction Sector

Monday, 6 December 2021, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Building and Construction Poto Williams says the National Construction Pipeline Report 2021 released today shows the construction sector has held up well during the COVID-19 pandemic and the future outlook is positive. More >>

David McLean Appointed As KiwiRail Chair

Friday, 3 December 2021, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

David McLean has been appointed as Chair of KiwiRail Holdings Ltd, the Minister for State Owned Enterprises Dr David Clark and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson announced today. “Minister Clark and I are confident that David’s extensive business ... More >>

Government Marks International Day Of Persons With Disabilities

Friday, 3 December 2021, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government joins the disabled community of Aotearoa New Zealand in marking and celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Minister for Disabilty Issues Carmel Sepuloni said. The theme for this year’s International Day of Persons ... More >>

Five Million COVID-19 Tests Processed

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall Associate Minister of Health Associate Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha Verrall has congratulated testing teams right around New Zealand for reaching the five million tests milestone. Today, an additional 31,780 tests were processed, ... More >>

Pharmac Review Interim Report Released

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Andrew Little has released an interim report by an independent panel reviewing the national pharmaceuticals-buying agency Pharmac. More >>

New Zealand Response To Assist Peace And Stability In Solomon Islands

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 5:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs Minita Take Aorere Hon Peeni Henare Minister of Defence Minita Take Waonga The New Zealand government has announced that it will deploy Defence Force and Police personnel ... More >>

New Zealand Provides Additional Funding To COVAX For Vaccine Delivery

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced additional funding will be provided to COVAX to support vaccine delivery in developing countries. “New Zealand remains cognisant of the dangers of COVID-19, especially as new variants continue ... More >>

Continued Growth In Volume Of New Home Consents

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Government

In the year ended October 2021, 47,715 new homes were consented, up 26 per cent from the October 2020 year. In October 2021, 4,043 new dwellings were consented Canterbury’s new homes consented numbers rose 31% to higher than post-earthquake peak. New home ... More >>

Government Delivers Reactivation Package As Aucklanders Reconnect For Summer

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

A new support package will help revive economic, social and cultural activities in our largest city over summer, and ensure those in hardship also get relief. More >>

COVID-19 Community Fund Providing Support For 160 Organisations Focused On Women And Girls

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 10:08 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/wāhine and girls/kōtiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic. More >>

Crown Accounts Reflect Strong Economy Amid Pandemic

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 10:04 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s financial accounts continue to reflect an economy that has performed better than expected, despite the latest Delta COVID-19 outbreak. More >>

Applications Open For New 2021 Resident Visa

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Government

The first round of applications for New Zealand’s new 2021 Resident visa open today (6am). “This one-off pathway provides certainty for a great many migrant families who have faced disruption because of COVID-19 and it will help retain the ... More >>

Applications Open For New 2021 Resident Visa

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Government

The first round of applications for New Zealand’s new 2021 Resident visa open today (6am). “This one-off pathway provides certainty for a great many migrant families who have faced disruption because of COVID-19 and it will help retain the ... More >>

More Vietnam Veterans To Receive Compensation For Agent Orange Exposure

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans, the Hon Meka Whaitiri announced today that two new conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure have been added to the Prescribed Conditions List. Under the 2006 Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Crown and representatives ... More >>

Government Invests To Support A Classic Kiwi Summer

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Vaccinated New Zealanders can look forward to Kiwi summer events with confidence, while artists and crew will have more certainty, following the launch of details of the Arts and Culture Event Support Scheme, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage ... More >>

Delivered: 1,000 Extra Transitional Homes

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 9:50 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has delivered the next 1,000 transitional housing places it promised, as part of its work to reduce homelessness. More >>

Grace Period For Expired Driver Licences Cruises Into 2022

Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

Due to the ongoing Delta outbreak and extended lockdowns, all New Zealand driver licences and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will now be valid until 31 May 2022, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. More >>