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NZ Announces A Third P-3 Deployment In Support Of UN Sanctions

Monday, 19 October 2020, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of ... More >>

Pacific Trade And Development Agreement A Reality

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it. More >>

Border Exceptions For A Small Number Of International Students With Visas

Monday, 12 October 2020, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions. “The health, safety and wellbeing of people ... More >>

First COVID-19 Vaccine Purchase Agreement Signed

Monday, 12 October 2020, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New ... More >>

Ministry Of Defence Biodefence Assessment Released

Monday, 12 October 2020, 11:04 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand. Biodefence: Preparing for a New Era of Biological Hazards ... More >>

3100 Jobs Created Through Marae Upgrades

Friday, 9 October 2020, 3:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic ... More >>

New Zealand And Uruguay Unite On Reducing Livestock Production Emissions

Friday, 9 October 2020, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa ... More >>

Health Volunteers Recognised In Annual Awards

Friday, 9 October 2020, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. “The health volunteer awards celebrate and recognise the thousands of dedicated health sector volunteers who give ... More >>

Community COVID-19 Fund Supports Pacific Recovery

Friday, 9 October 2020, 9:25 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery ... More >>

NZ Tops Bloomberg Business Survey For COVID-19 Response, Future Investment Plans

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 9:12 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has topped a new Bloomberg Media business survey ranking countries’ COVID-19 responses, and is the country business executives feel most confident to invest in. More >>

Appointments Made To Defence Expert Review Group

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today the establishment of an Expert Review Group to review a number of aspects of the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) structure, information management and record-keeping processes. The Expert Review Group’s ... More >>

No Active Community Cases Of COVID-19

Wednesday, 7 October 2020, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Government

There are no active community cases of COVID-19 remaining in the country after the last people from the recent outbreak have recovered from the virus, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Clean Energy Upgrade For More Public Buildings

Tuesday, 6 October 2020, 6:37 pm | New Zealand Government

More public buildings will be supported by the Government to upgrade to run on clean energy, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. Minister Shaw announced that Lincoln and Auckland universities will receive support through the ... More >>

Support For Community Affected By Lake Ōhau Village Fire

Monday, 5 October 2020, 4:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The government has contributed $100,000 towards a Mayoral Relief Fund to support the community impacted by the recent Lake Ōhau Village Fire, the Civil Defence Minister, Peeni Henare announced today. “I was in the Twizel District today where I met with ... More >>

Schools Back Donations Scheme For The Second Year

Monday, 5 October 2020, 10:16 am | New Zealand Government

More schools have opted in to the donations scheme for 2021, compared to 2020 when the scheme was introduced. More >>

A True Picture Of Māori Business Activity

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:27 am | New Zealand Government

A better picture of the contribution Māori businesses make to the economy will be possible with changes to the way information is collected about companies and trading enterprises. Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Small Business ... More >>

Trades Training Builds On Iwi Aspirations

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

An investment of $2.025 million from the Māori Trades and Training Fund will support Māori to learn new skills while making a positive difference for their communities, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today. “K3 Development Limited Partnership ... More >>

Fijian Language Week 2020 Inspires Courage And Strength During COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:50 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the theme for the 2020 Fijian Language Week reflects the strong belief by Fijians that their language and culture inspires courage and strength that is strongly needed in times of emergencies, ... More >>

International Day Of Older Persons

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:45 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Tracey Martin Minister for Seniors Media Statement International Older Persons Day is a chance to think about the individual older New Zealanders we know and to confront ageism, Seniors Minister Tracey Martin said today. “What happened around ... More >>

Residential Building Sector Growing Stronger

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 6:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand today show healthy growth in residential building consents in an environment of Government support for the sector during COVID-19, says Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods. Statistics New Zealand reported today that ... More >>