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Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

Friday, 15 January 2021, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More >>

Supporting Communities And Landowners To Grow Employment Opportunities

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 2:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. More >>

Border Exception For Some Returning International Tertiary Students

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New ... More >>

Tiwai Deal Gives Time For Managed Transition

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:54 am | New Zealand Government

Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. More >>

Govt’s Careful Economic Management Recognised

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 3:51 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. More >>

Additional Actions To Keep COVID-19 Out Of NZ

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries ... More >>

19 Projects Will Clean Up And Protect Waterways

Saturday, 9 January 2021, 6:38 am | New Zealand Government

$36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package ... More >>

New Zealand Government Acknowledges 175th Anniversary Of Battle Of Ruapekapeka

Friday, 8 January 2021, 8:40 am | New Zealand Government

The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and ... More >>

Statement From The Prime Minister On US Protests

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 2:51 pm | New Zealand Government

“ Like so many others, I’ve been watching what’s happening in the United States. I share the sentiment of friends in the US - what is happening is wrong. Democracy - the right of people to exercise a vote, have their voice heard and then have that ... More >>

Better Care For Babies With Tongue-tie

Monday, 4 January 2021, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ... More >>

Prisoner Disorder Event At Waikeria Prison Over

Sunday, 3 January 2021, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Government

The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of ... More >>

New Year Honours List 2021

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

The Order of New Zealand The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The Order of New Zealand: ONZ To be Members of the said Order: Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Harold Durie, KNZM , of Feilding. ... More >>

Supporting Seniors To Embrace Technology

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:37 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall Minister for Seniors The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected. “COVID-19 has meant older New Zealanders are showing ... More >>

New Year’s Honours Highlights Outstanding Pacific Leadership Through Challenging Year

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. “We are acknowledging the ... More >>

David Parker Congratulates New Year 2021 Honours Recipients

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker Attorney-General Minister for the Environment Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment David Parker has congratulated two retired judges who have had their contributions to the country and their communities recognised ... More >>

PM Congratulates New Year Honour Recipients

Thursday, 31 December 2020, 9:33 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister MP for Mt Albert PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has added her warm congratulations to the New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to their communities and the country in the New ... More >>

Additional COVID-19 Tests For Returnees From Higher Risk Countries

Tuesday, 29 December 2020, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Government

New virus variants and ongoing high rates of diseases in some countries prompt additional border protections Extra (day zero or day one) test to be in place this week New ways of reducing risk before people embark on travel being investigated, including ... More >>

Additional COVID-19 Tests For Returnees From Higher Risk Countries

Monday, 28 December 2020, 6:18 pm | New Zealand Government

New virus variants and ongoing high rates of diseases in some countries prompt additional border protections Extra (day zero or day one) test to be in place this week New ways of reducing risk before people embark on travel being investigated, including ... More >>

New Zealand Welcomes Announcement Of UK And EU Brexit Deal

Monday, 28 December 2020, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed news the United Kingdom and the European Union have reached an agreement on their future relationship. “We warmly congratulate the UK and the EU on the announcement. We know this has not been an ... More >>

Youth Justice Indicators Reveal Continued Fall In Youth Offending Rates

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 4:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The latest Youth Justice Indicators Summary Report shows a continuing drop in the rate of youth offending, Justice Minister Kris Faafoi says. The result follows the substantial drop in youth offending which was identified in the first Youth Justice ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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