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Government Drives Low-emissions Transport Momentum

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 8:14 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is helping deliver more infrastructure and options for low emissions transport through new projects, Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods says. Tauranga, Nelson, Levin, New Plymouth and Oamaru are just some of the more than 20 ... More >>

Provincial Growth Fund Pays For Temporary Water Supply In Northland

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 4:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Up to $2 million will be allocated from the Provincial Growth Fund to set up temporary water supplies in Kaikohe and Kaitaia where drought is biting hard, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Drought conditions in Northland have ... More >>

Kiwis Better Off Under Coalition Government

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are increasingly better off under this Government as wages rise and families have more disposable income, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Stats NZ reported today that average household disposable incomes after housing costs rose ... More >>

Enhanced Taskforce Green For Southland And South Otago

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 11:43 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development     PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Government has announced further help for the Southland and Otago regions to speed up recovery efforts from the floods. “I’ve approved ... More >>

Employers And Industry Take The Lead To Connect Students To Vocational Education

Tuesday, 18 February 2020, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education   PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Following the announcement that more than 340 schools will be funded to run events promoting vocational education, the Government has announced it will fund a further ... More >>

Rental Reforms A Step Closer With The Introduction Of The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Monday, 17 February 2020, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Today the Government is making progress on a fairer and more secure rental market for renters and landlords with the introduction of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill in Parliament. “This Bill includes a series of reforms to improve the wellbeing ... More >>

Biosecurity Minister Announces World First Eradication Of Pea Weevil

Monday, 17 February 2020, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Damien O’Connor Minister for Biosecurity   17 February 2020 MEDIA STATEMENT       A Government programme to wipe out pea weevil has achieved a world first, with Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor today ... More >>

Temporary Accommodation Service Activated For Southland Flooding

Monday, 17 February 2020, 2:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Minister of Civil Defence PĀNUI PĀPĀHO Southland residents hit by flooding caused by heavy rainfall can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Minister of Civil ... More >>

Bridges: Over-hyped And Under-delivered

Monday, 17 February 2020, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

“Is that it?” That’s Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s response to Simon Bridges’ much-hyped economic speech today. “Simon Bridges just gave the most over-hyped and under-delivered speech that I can remember during my time in politics,” ... More >>

Police To Trial Eye In The Sky In Christchurch

Monday, 17 February 2020, 8:19 am | New Zealand Government

A trial deployment of the Police Eagle helicopter in Christchurch will test whether the aircraft would make a significant difference to crime prevention and community safety. “The Bell 429 helicopter will be based in Christchurch for five weeks, ... More >>

Travel Restrictions To Remain In Place As Coronavirus Precaution

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Temporary restrictions on travel from China will remain in place as a precautionary measure to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The restrictions which prevent foreign nationals travelling from, or transiting through, mainland ... More >>

Over $1 Million To Help Tairāwhiti Youth Into Employment

Friday, 14 February 2020, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment       Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced today that Tairāwhiti rangatahi will benefit from an investment made by the Government’s He Poutama Rangatahi (HPR) scheme. The funding ... More >>

Crown And Moriori Sign A Deed Of Settlement

Friday, 14 February 2020, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Government

A Deed of Settlement agreeing redress for historical Treaty claims has been signed by the Crown and Moriori at Kōpinga Marae on Rēkohu (Chatham Islands) today, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little has announced. Moriori have a tradition ... More >>

Waikato Expressway driving towards completion

Friday, 14 February 2020, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today with Māori King Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII officially opened the country’s newest road, the $384 million Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. More >>

3400 New Zealanders Treated In First Year Of New Hepatitis C Treatment

Friday, 14 February 2020, 9:51 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr David Clark Minister of Health   14 February 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT The rapid uptake of life-saving new hepatitis C medicine Maviret since it was funded by PHARMAC a year ago means the elimination of the deadly disease ... More >>

Government Steps Up Action To Prevent Homelessness

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:54 pm | New Zealand Government

· 1000 new transitional housing places delivered by end of year to reduce demand for emergency motel accommodation. · Introduce 25% of income payment, after 7 days, for those in emergency motel accommodation to bring in line with other forms of accommodation ... More >>

Important Step For New Financial Conduct Regime

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 7:36 am | New Zealand Government

Clear requirements for ensuring customers are treated fairly by banks, insurers and other financial service providers are included in new financial conduct legislation that passed its first reading today. “The recent reviews, by the Financial Markets ... More >>

Applications Invited For $7 Million Regional Culture And Heritage Fund

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 3:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage     PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Applications are now open for the fifth round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund Associate Minister for Arts, Culture ... More >>

Associate Professor Amokura Kawharu Appointed Law Commission President

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland University legal academic Amokura Kawharu has been appointed as the next President of the Law Commission, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Associate Professor Kawharu will take up her new appointment on 11 May 2020. “I ... More >>

Budget 2020 Date Announced

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance   12 February 2020 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT   Budget 2020 will be delivered on Thursday 14 May, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “This year’s Budget will continue the ... More >>



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