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Manawatū Gorge replacement highway drives forward

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Site work is soon to begin on Te Ahu a Turanga: Manawatū Tararua Highway, the project to replace the former SH3 route through the Manawatū Gorge, Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today. More >>

Significant investment to prevent Raukūmara forest collapse

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

An iwi-Crown approach programme to restore the Raukūmara forest on the East Coast of the North Island and boost employment opportunities for whānau, particularly rangatahi/young people, will receive $34 million funding, Minister of Conservation ... More >>

Pacific Ministers Meet To Discuss Regional Economic Priorities

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:57 am | New Zealand Government

Fletcher Tabuteau Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) begins today and will focus on the major economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific. FEMM is ... More >>

Formal Apology And Payment To George Nepata

Tuesday, 11 August 2020, 8:32 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark Minister of Defence Media Statement Cabinet has approved a formal apology and ex gratia payment to former soldier George Nepata, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark. This payment is to recognise the New Zealand Defence Force’s failure ... More >>

Managed Isolation Charges To Start 11 August

Monday, 10 August 2020, 5:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from 12.01am Tuesday 11th August, after they passed their last cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. “The new charging system balances the rights of New Zealanders ... More >>

Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble

Monday, 10 August 2020, 3:14 pm | New Zealand Government

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. More >>

One-stop ‘jobs And Training’ Shop Goes Live

Monday, 10 August 2020, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, announced Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister ... More >>

MSD security guards to be paid Living Wage

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

Security guards contracted to the Ministry of Social Development will be paid at least the Living Wage from next month supporting the Government’s commitment towards fair pay and employment conditions, announced Minister for Social Development Carmel ... More >>

New strategy to ensure nature thrives

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:13 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today launched Te Mana o te Taiao , the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - a way forward that envisions Aotearoa New Zealand as a place where ecosystems are healthy and resilient, and people embrace ... More >>

Provider Languages Fund will support Pacific Wellbeing

Monday, 10 August 2020, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

“Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa. The strength and resilience of Pacific Aotearoa is not only vital to their own prosperity ... More >>

COVID-19: More Funding For Schools And Boost To Construction Sector

Monday, 10 August 2020, 8:40 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Chris Hipkins Minister of Education MEDIA STATEMENT $38 million to help schools cover unexpected costs related to COVID-19 $69 million upgrade for online learning $107 million contingency funding to support school construction suppliers facing ... More >>

Stay Safe On The Tracks - Rail Safety Week

Monday, 10 August 2020, 8:01 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford Minister of Transport PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Despite the Government installing safety upgrades around the country, people should still take care around rail crossings, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety ... More >>

Major Investment For Indoor Sports In Hawke’s Bay

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 11:23 am | New Zealand Government

A Government grant of $6.4 million will expand the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale with new indoor courts of national standard. “The project is likely to take 18 months with approximately 300 people employed through the process,” Grant Robertson ... More >>

Green Light For Te Awa River Ride In $220m Nationwide Cycleways Investment

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Cyclists and walkers will now have a safer way to get around Taupō, Tūrangi, and between Hamilton and Cambridge, with funding for shared paths and Te Awa River Ride, Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. “The Te Awa ... More >>

Government Remains Committed To Women’s Cricket World Cup

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing decision for cricket players and fans around the world ... More >>

New Police Facilities For Whanganui

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 5:03 am | New Zealand Government

Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganui’s justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure ... More >>

Auckland rail upgrades pick up steam

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Transport Minister Phil Twyford today kicked off the start of the Auckland NZ Upgrade Programme rail projects which will support over 400 jobs and help unlock our biggest city. More >>

PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs

Friday, 7 August 2020, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and jobs, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>

New fund to support housing and construction sector

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. More >>

PGF supports Hawke’s Bay community and environment projects

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:56 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing more than $1.6 million from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) for a wide range of community and environmental projects in Hawke’s Bay, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>