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Govt Boosts Tourism Transformation To Strengthen Workforce And Improve Outcomes

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s work to transform the tourism sector, strengthen its workforce and ensure a regenerative tourism future for New Zealand will be boosted by the outcomes of the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan, launched today by Tourism Minister Stuart ... More >>

NZ Earns Another Major Digital Investment

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Google Cloud’s decision to make New Zealand a cloud region. “This is another major vote of confidence for New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and our economic recovery ... More >>

Changes To NCEA & University Entrance In Response To COVID-19 Disruptions

Wednesday, 10 August 2022, 10:01 am | New Zealand Government

A package of changes to NCEA and University Entrance announced today recognise the impact COVID-19 has had on senior secondary students’ assessment towards NCEA in 2022, says Associate Minister of Education Jan Tinetti. More >>

New Law Passed To Reduce Gun Harm

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 7:45 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s commitment to combatting firearms violence has reached another significant milestone today with the passage of the Firearms Prohibition Order Legislation Bill, Police Minister Chris Hipkins says. The new law helps to reduce firearm-related ... More >>

Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill Passes Third Reading

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 4:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Legislation to repeal the ‘Three Strikes’ law has passed its third reading in Parliament today. “The Three Strikes Legislation Repeal Bill ends an anomaly in New Zealand’s justice system that dictates what sentence judges must hand down ... More >>

Govt Strengthens Emergency Management Cooperation Between NZ And The US

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

An agreement signed today between New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will strengthen global emergency management capability, says Minister for Emergency ... More >>

Govt Signs NZ–USA Agreement Launching New Opportunities For Space Sector

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 1:18 pm | New Zealand Government

An agreement signed today between the New Zealand and United  States governments will provide new opportunities for our space sector and closer collaboration with NASA, Economic and Regional Development Minsiter Stuart Nash said. Stuart Nash signed ... More >>

Path Paved For Communities To Reshape Streets

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 1:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Streets will soon be able to be transformed from unsafe and inaccessible corridors to vibrant places for all transport modes thanks to new legislation proposed today, announced Transport Minister Michael Wood. “We need to make it safe, quicker and ... More >>

New Zealand To Stay At Orange As Winter Continues

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand will remain at the Orange traffic light setting, while hospitalisations remain elevated and pressure on the health system continues through winter. “There’s still significant pressure on hospitals from winter illnesses, so our current measures ... More >>

Bumper Breeding Season Boosts Kākāpō Population

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:00 am | New Zealand Government

Kākāpō numbers have increased from 197 to 252 in the 2022 breeding season, and there are now more of the endangered parrots than there have been for almost 50 years, Conservation Minister Poto Williams announced today. More >>

Call For New Zealanders To Get On-board With Rail Safety

Monday, 8 August 2022, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

With additional trains operating across the network, powered by the Government’s investment in rail, there is need for a renewed focus on rail safety, Transport Minister Michael Wood emphasised at the launch of Rail Safety Week 2022. “Over the last ... More >>

More Women On Public Boards Than Ever Before

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 7:31 pm | New Zealand Government

· 52.5% of people on public boards are women · Greatest ever percentage of women · Improved collection of ethnicity data “Women’s representation on public sector boards and committees is now 52.5 percent, the highest ever level. The facts prove ... More >>

The Beat Goes On As Government Renews Support For Musicians

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Government

Extension of Aotearoa Touring Programme supporting domestic musicians The Programme has supported more than 1,700 shows and over 250 artists New Zealand Music Commission estimates that around 200,000 Kiwis have been able to attend shows as a result of ... More >>

Govt Investment Into Whakatāne Regeneration Reaches New Milestones

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:51 am | New Zealand Government

Today Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash turned the sod for the new Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour, cut the ribbon for the revitalised Whakatāne Wharf, and inspected work underway to develop the old Whakatāne Army Hall into a ... More >>

Government Determined To Get A Better Deal For Consumers

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders are not getting a fair deal on some key residential building supplies and while the Government has already driven improvements in the sector, a Commerce Commission review finds that changes are needed to make it more competitive. More >>

Government Opens New Research And Innovation Hub

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 2:16 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has invested $7.7 million in a research innovation hub which was officially opened today by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Dr Ayesha Verrall. More >>

Unemployment Remains Low And Wages Rise Despite Volatile Global Environment

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Unemployment has remained near record lows thanks to the Government’s economic plan to support households and businesses through the challenging global environment, resulting in more people in work and wages rising. More >>

First Ever Climate Adaptation Plan Lays Foundations For Resilient Communities

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 11:24 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s first National Adaptation Plan, launched today, will ensure communities have the information and support they need to prepare for the impacts of climate change. “Climate change is a global challenge, but its impacts are felt in our ... More >>

Data And Statistics Bill Passes Its Third Reading

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 5:47 am | New Zealand Government

02 August A Bill which updates New Zealand’s statistics legislation for the 21st century has passed its third and final reading today, Minister of Statistics David Clark said. The Data and Statistics Act replaces the Statistics Act, which has been ... More >>

Further Moves To Improve The Lives Of Disabled People

Tuesday, 2 August 2022, 10:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Poto Williams Minister for Disability Issues The Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament today, marking a significant milestone to improve the lives of disabled people. “The Bill aims to address accessibility ... More >>