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Foreign Minister To Take Part In ASEAN-related Meetings

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 8:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will today begin a suite of meetings with her ASEAN and East Asia Summit counterparts, starting with the 11th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting tonight. That will be followed by the ASEAN-New Zealand ... More >>

Foreign Ministers Welcome Opening Of New Zealand High Commission In Colombo

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministers, Nanaia Mahuta and Dinesh Gunawardena, have welcomed the opening of the New Zealand High Commission in Colombo next week. The Foreign Ministers, who met virtually yesterday, spoke about the opening of the ... More >>

Wages Up, Unemployment Down

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s efforts to secure the recovery has seen more Kiwis in jobs and higher wages, with unemployment falling to pre-COVID levels and more people in work. More >>

Poroporoaki: Dr Kihi Ngatai OSM

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 8:35 am | New Zealand Government

Mauao tiketike tūmokemoke mai ana ra koe, papakitia ana e ngā tai kawenga roimata o te motu. E Ngāti Ranginui, mo tō manuhuia kua tīkapea i te rangi. E Ngai Te Rangi, mo tō manutaki kua riro i te hau o Aitū kikini, E Ngāti Pukenga mo tō ... More >>

Government Support Screen Industry With Funding For Sound Stages In West Auckland

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 3:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland Film Studios in West Auckland has received funding for a major expansion through the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group’s (IRG) COVID-19 Response Fund. More >>

Protecting Unique Land For Generation Next

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is boosting legal protection for critically important natural habitats on private land, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan says. “An $8 million investment over four years will see Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Ngā Kairauhī Papa (QEII) ... More >>

New Zealand’s Support For Fiji’s COVID-19 Response Continues With Vaccine Delivery, Operational Support

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced further support for Fiji, including funding support for nursing staff and 100,000 doses of vaccines due to arrive in country today. “Our thoughts remain with Fiji during this incredibly challenging ... More >>

Poroporoaki: Dr Hōhepa (Joe) Mason

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9:14 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Willie Jackson Te Minita Whanaketanga Māori Minister for Māori Development Ko koe tēnā e te hurumanu e Hōhepa, te tōwenetanga a te iti, te māpihi herenga mahara o te tini, ka tauawhi tonuhia koe e to iwi ki te uma pupuri ai. Me pēhea ... More >>

Finance Minister And RBNZ Governor Agree To Update MOU On Macro-prudential Policy

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr have updated the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on macro-prudential policy to further protect the financial system and support the Government’s housing objectives. More >>

Government Commits Further Assistance For Drought And Flood-affected Rural Communities

Monday, 2 August 2021, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Farmers and growers affected by this year’s drought or floods in Marlborough, Tasman, West Coat, Canterbury, Otago and the Chatham Islands will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) from today, Social Development and Employment Minister ... More >>

PM Speech To Dawn Raids Apology

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Tēnā koutou katoa, Kia orana kotou katoatoa, Fakaalofa lahi atu ki mutolu oti, Tālofa nī, Mālō nī koutou, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakatalofa atu, Noa'ia 'e mauri, Kam na mauri, Malo e lelei, Sioto'ofa, Mālō lava le lagi e mamā ma le soifua maua, ... More >>

Government Offers Formal Apology For Dawn Raids

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 4:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda ArdernPrime MinisterMP for Mt Albert Hon Aupito William SioMinister for Pacific Peoples A formal and unreserved apology for the Dawn Raids The Government will offer education scholarships as part of the apology Manaaki New Zealand Short ... More >>

Bridging The Gap – Last Piece Of Northcote Safe Cycle Route Now Complete

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The opening of two bridges over Auckland’s Northern Motorway is the last link of a cycling and walking route which provides a safe, active alternative for students and commuters, Transport Minister Michael Wood said today. Michael Wood cut the ribbon ... More >>

Progress In Establishment Of Aged Care Commissioner

Saturday, 31 July 2021, 5:14 am | New Zealand Government

Recruitment for an Aged Care Commissioner will start next month, to ensure greater oversight of New Zealand’s aged care sector. “This sector is responsible for supporting a large and often vulnerable population. While most people are able to ... More >>

New Record Number Of Homes Consented

Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Government

In the year ended June 2021, the actual number of new dwellings consented was 44,299, up 18 percent from the June 2020 year. In June 2021, the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 3.8 percent. In June 2021, 4,310 new dwellings were ... More >>

Health Minister Andrew Little Responds To The Nurses’ Organisation's Rejection Of The Latest Pay Offer

Friday, 30 July 2021, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

I was advised last night that the result of the ballot of Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Organisation members have rejected the latest proposal to settle their collective agreement. Let me be clear: the proposal was one they ... More >>

Bill Introduced To Protect Against Conversion Practices

Friday, 30 July 2021, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. More >>

Trans-Tasman Travel Window To Close At Midnight Tomorrow

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall Acting Minister for Covid-19 Response A further 500 MIQ rooms released for managed returnees from NSW. Further Government actions announced today are balanced to provide more certainty for Kiwis wanting to return from Australia, ... More >>

Game Changing Jobs For Nature Investment For Northland

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:32 am | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Kiri Allan has announced Jobs for Nature funding for a portfolio of projects that will create ‘game changing’ gains for nature and communities across Northland/Te Tai Tokerau as part of the Government’s acceleration of the ... More >>

Bowel-cancer Screening Programme Is Saving Lives

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

More than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer – New Zealand’s second-most-common cause of death from cancer - detected under the Government’s National Bowel Screening Programme, Health Minister Andrew Little said today. More >>