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New Zealand To Host 2024 Pacific Defence Meeting

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 3:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Judith Collins yesterday announced New Zealand will host next year’s South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting (SPDMM). “Having just returned from this year’s meeting in Nouméa, I witnessed first-hand the value of meeting with ... More >>

Study Shows Need To Remove Distractions In Class

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 11:43 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is committed to lifting school achievement in the basics and that starts with removing distractions so young people can focus on their learning, Education Minister Erica Stanford says. The 2022 PISA results released this week found that ... More >>

PISA Results Show Urgent Need To Teach The Basics

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:43 am | New Zealand Government

With 2022 PISA results showing a decline in achievement, Education Minister Erica Stanford is confident that the Coalition Government’s 100-day plan for education will improve outcomes for Kiwi kids. The 2022 PISA results show a significant decline ... More >>

New Zealand Needs A Strong And Stable ETS

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 6:36 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand needs a strong and stable Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that is well placed for the future, after emission units failed to sell for the fourth and final auction of the year, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts says. At today’s auction, ... More >>

Collins Leaves For Pacific Defence Meeting

Monday, 4 December 2023, 5:38 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Judith Collins today departed for New Caledonia to attend the 8th annual South Pacific Defence Ministers’ meeting (SPDMM). “This meeting is an excellent opportunity to meet face-to-face with my Pacific counterparts to discuss ... More >>

Working For Families Gets Cost Of Living Boost

Monday, 4 December 2023, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Putting more money in the pockets of hard-working families is a priority of this Coalition Government, starting with an increase to Working for Families, Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says. “We are starting our 100-day plan with a laser focus on ... More >>

Lake Onslow Pumped Hydro Scheme Scrapped

Sunday, 3 December 2023, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has axed the $16 billion Lake Onslow pumped hydro scheme championed by the previous government, Energy Minister Simeon Brown says. “This hugely wasteful project was pouring money down the drain at a time when we need to be reining in ... More >>

Backing Our Kids To Learn The Basics

Friday, 1 December 2023, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Every child deserves a world-leading education, and the Coalition Government is making that a priority as part of its 100-day plan. Education Minister Erica Stanford says that will start with banning cellphone use at school and ensuring all primary ... More >>

Coalition Government Unveils 100-day Plan

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has laid out the Coalition Government’s plan for its first 100 days from today. “The last few years have been incredibly tough for so many New Zealanders. People have put their trust in National, ACT and NZ First ... More >>

National, ACT And New Zealand First To Deliver For All New Zealanders

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:51 am | New Zealand Government

The new coalition government of National, ACT and New Zealand First will be stable, effective and will deliver for all New Zealanders, National Leader and incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says. “Despite the challenging economic environment, ... More >>

Further Humanitarian Support For Gaza, West Bank, & Israel

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is contributing a further $5 million to support the response to urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, bringing New Zealand’s total contribution to the humanitarian response so far to $10 million. “New Zealand is ... More >>

Caretaker Arrangements Extended

Friday, 10 November 2023, 6:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Chris Hipkins and Christopher Luxon have agreed the Governor General will be advised to extend the current caretaker government arrangements until a new Government is formed. “Under section 6 of the Constitution Act current Ministers must leave office ... More >>

All Blacks Finish Runners Up At Rugby World Cup 2023

Sunday, 29 October 2023, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has congratulated the All Blacks on their effort in finishing runners up in the Men’s Rugby World Cup in Paris. “On behalf of New Zealand, I’d like to congratulate coach Ian Foster, captain Sam Cane and the rest of the team for their ... More >>

Port Waikato By-election Date Announced

Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Government

The Port Waikato by-election will be held on Saturday 25 November, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. The by-election follows the death of ACT candidate Neil Christensen before the general election. Under the Electoral Act, a by-election ... More >>

Statement On The Escalation Of Violence In Israel And Gaza

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins today expressed grave concern at the escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza. “New Zealand condemns unequivocally the terror attacks led by Hamas on Israel. We are appalled by the targeting of civilians, and the taking ... More >>

Better Than Forecast Govt Books Shows Economy Has Turned A Corner

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s responsible and balanced financial management is on show in a better than forecast set of books that show the economy has turned a corner, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. For the year to the end of June 2023, the Operating ... More >>

Govt Announces Big Boost To Marine Protection

Thursday, 5 October 2023, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

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Government Backing Canterbury’s Future In Aerospace Industry

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 11:19 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is helping Canterbury’s aerospace industry take off with further infrastructure support for the Tāwhaki Aerospace Centre at Kaitorete, Infrastructure Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “Today I can confirm we will provide a $5.4 ... More >>

New Zealand Resumes Peacekeeping Force Leadership

Monday, 2 October 2023, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little Minister of Defence Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs New Zealand will again contribute to the leadership of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, with a senior New Zealand Defence ... More >>

Government Shows Further Commitment To Pay Equity For Healthcare Workers

Monday, 2 October 2023, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government welcomes the proposed pay equity settlement that will see significant pay increases for around 18,000 Te Whatu Ora Allied, Scientific, and Technical employees, if accepted said Health Minister Ayesha Verrall. The proposal reached between Te ... More >>





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