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Festival Drug-checking Services Get A Boost

Saturday, 23 October 2021, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little Minister of Health The Government is financially supporting drug-checking services to help keep young people safe at this summer’s large festivals and events, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This is not about condoning drug use, but ... More >>

APEC Finance Ministers Focus On Inclusive, Sustainable COVID Recovery

Friday, 22 October 2021, 6:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance APEC finance ministers will continue to work together to respond to the effects of COVID-19 and ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery while capitalising on the opportunity to build a more resilient ... More >>

Govt Responds To Independent Review Into WorkSafe

Friday, 22 October 2021, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and ... More >>

Prevention Funding To Reduce Tamariki In Care

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:59 am | New Zealand Government

A new iwi-led prevention programme will receive funding from Oranga Tamariki to help reduce the number of tamariki and rangatahi coming into state care, Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has announced. More >>

Transforming New Zealand’s Mental Health Legislation

Friday, 22 October 2021, 11:57 am | New Zealand Government

Public consultation is now open for Aotearoa New Zealand to have a say on the repeal and replacement of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. More >>

Speech Notes – COVID-19 Funding Boost To Protect Maōri Communities

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health) Minita mō Whānau Ora Mihi - Tēnā koutou katoa As you have heard from the Prime Minister, the new protection framework will support us to keep people safe especially our vulnerable ... More >>

Speech Notes – Business Boost To Transition To New COVID Framework

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

We know that over the last twenty months the approach New Zealand has taken to COVID and Delta has saved lives and livelihoods. More >>

Government Extends Hardship Assistance For Low Income Workers

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:19 am | New Zealand Government

Income limits for Hardship Support through the Ministry of Social Development have been temporarily lifted so more people can recieve assistance. More >>

New Fund To Accelerate Māori Vaccinations

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:15 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has established a $120 million fund to accelerate Māori vaccination rates and support communities to prepare for the implementation of the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. More >>

Speech– COVID-19 Protection Framework

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Today I’m speaking directly to all New Zealanders to share a plan that will help us stay safe from COVID-19 into the future. More >>

Business Boost To Transition To New COVID Framework

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

The Government will boost payments to businesses affected by higher alert levels as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. More >>

New COVID-19 Protection Framework Delivers Greater Freedoms For Vaccinated New Zealanders

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Vaccinated New Zealanders will regain everyday freedoms when the country moves to a new simplified COVID-19 Protection Framework that doesn’t rely on nationwide lockdowns as the main measure to stop the virus spreading. More >>

NZ Passes World-first Climate Reporting Legislation

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark and Climate ... More >>

New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:30 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien ... More >>

Health Reforms Bill Introduced To Parliament

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Government

Legislation central to fixing the health system has been introduced into Parliament by Health Minister Andrew Little. More >>

NCEA And NZ Scholarship Exams To Proceed

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:16 pm | New Zealand Government

NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed, including in areas where Alert Level 3 has been in place, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Limited Change To Onsite Learning – For Senior Secondary Students – In Level 3 Regions

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 1:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Onsite learning at schools in Level 3 regions will start from next week for senior secondary school students to prepare for end of year exams, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More >>

Guaranteed MIQ Spots For Health Workers

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 11:09 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is changing the way managed isolation is co-ordinated for health workers, guaranteeing 300 spots a month for the health and disability sector. “Our world-class workforce is vital in rebuilding the health system and dealing with the ... More >>

Red Tape Cut To Boost Housing Supply

Tuesday, 19 October 2021, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

First home buyers are set to benefit from changes to planning rules being advanced by the Government and the National Party that will enable more medium density housing and cut red tape that acts as a barrier to development, Housing Minister Dr Megan ... More >>

New Zealand Increases Climate Aid Contribution

Monday, 18 October 2021, 8:32 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is making a four-fold increase in the support it provides to countries most vulnerable to the climate emergency, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today in the lead up to the United Nations climate ... More >>