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Green Light For 10 Minute E-bus To Auckland Airport

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Michael Wood today marked the completion of upgrades to State Highway 20B which will give Aucklanders quick electric bus trips to and from the airport. The State Highway 20B Early Improvements project has added new lanes in ... More >>

NZ Upgrade Programme Revs Up Economic Recovery

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Michael Wood today marked the start of construction on the New Zealand Upgrade Programme’s Papakura to Drury South project on Auckland’s Southern Motorway, which will create hundreds of jobs and support Auckland’s economic recovery. ... More >>

Review Into Greyhound Racing Announced

Friday, 16 April 2021, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is putting in place a review of the work being done on animal welfare and safety in the greyhound racing industry, Grant Robertson announced today. “While Greyhound Racing NZ has reported some progress in implementing the recommendations ... More >>

Road Safety Boosted By Increased Penalty For Mobile Use While Driving

Friday, 16 April 2021, 5:00 am | New Zealand Government

The infringement fee for using a mobile phone while driving will increase from $80 to $150 from 30 April 2021 to encourage safer driving, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood said too many people are still picking up the ... More >>

Govt Expands Mana Ake To Provide More School-based Mental Wellbeing Support

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

More children will be able to access mental wellbeing support with the Government expansion of Mana Ake services to five new District Health Board areas, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The Health Minister made the announcement while visiting Homai ... More >>

Record Number Of People Move Into Work

Thursday, 15 April 2021, 10:18 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s COVID-19 response has meant a record number of people moved off a Benefit and into employment in the March Quarter, with 32,880 moving into work in the first three months of 2021. More >>

Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More >>

Carbon Neutral Government A Step Closer

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 1:56 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is rolling out its plan for a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 by committing funding to a range of clean energy projects, including coal boiler replacements at ten schools, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced ... More >>

Government Takes Step Forward On Counter Terrorism Laws

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill, designed to boost our ability to respond to a wider range of terrorist activities. The Bill strengthens New Zealand’s counter-terrorism legislation and ensures that the right legislative ... More >>

Emissions Report Shows Urgent Action Needed

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:23 am | New Zealand Government

Every part of Government will need to take urgent action to bring down emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today in response to the recent rise in New Zealand’s greenhouse emissions. The latest annual inventory of New ... More >>

NZ Becomes First In World For Climate Reporting

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 9:22 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark says Aotearoa New Zealand has become the first country in the world to introduce a law that requires the financial sector to disclose the impacts of climate change on their business and explain how ... More >>

The Duke Of Edinburgh

Saturday, 10 April 2021, 5:29 am | New Zealand Government

9 April 2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today expressed New Zealand’s sorrow at the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen at this profoundly sad time. On behalf of the New ... More >>

Inspiring Creativity Through Cultural Installations And Events

Friday, 9 April 2021, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni has today announced the opening of the first round of Ngā Puninga Toi ā-Ahurea me ngā Kaupapa Cultural Installations and Events. “Creating jobs and helping the arts sector rebuild and recover continues ... More >>

Staff Deserve Our Thanks After A Year Of Managed Isolation

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister for COVID-19 Response Staff at managed isolation and quarantine facilities have successfully managed the return home of 130,000 New Zealanders and kept five million Kiwis safe, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. ... More >>

Drug-testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Friday, 9 April 2021, 10:37 am | New Zealand Government

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More >>

Government Backs Air New Zealand As Trans-Tasman Bubble Opens

Friday, 9 April 2021, 8:52 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to support Air New Zealand while aviation markets stabilise and the world moves towards more normal border operations. More >>

Strengthening Māori Knowledge In Science And Innovation

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Government

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods has today announced the 16 projects that will together get $3.9 million through the 2021 round of Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund, further strengthening the Government’s ... More >>

Government Delivers Next Phase Of Climate Action

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is delivering on a key election commitment to tackle climate change, by banning new low and medium temperature coal-fired boilers and partnering with the private sector to help it transition away from fossil fuels. This is the first ... More >>

Independent Experts To Advise Government On Post-vaccination Future

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 8:57 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is acting to ensure decisions on responding to the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic are informed by the best available scientific evidence and strategic public health advice. “New Zealand has worked towards an elimination ... More >>

Supporting Māori Success With Ngārimu Awards

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Six Māori scholars have been awarded Ngārimu VC and the 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial scholarships for 2021, Associate Education Minister and Ngārimu Board Chair, Kelvin Davis announced today. The prestigious Manakura Award was also presented for ... More >>