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Statement from the Prime Minister on Kris Faafoi

Friday, 6 December 2019, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Government

“I’ve spoken to Minister Faafoi, who has apologised for his poor handling of this issue,” Jacinda Ardern said. More >>

Shooting in Kurow

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says his sympathies are with the family of a man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow. More >>

Govt supports Southland farmers in sustainability

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Healthier waterways, better productivity and farmer wellbeing are front and centre in a new project involving more than 1000 Southland farmers and growers. More >>

Eight Queen’s Counsel appointed under new criterion

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 1:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Eight Queen’s Counsel have been appointed under a process that includes the new criterion of a commitment to improving access to justice, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. More >>

More cancer medicines for more people

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Five new cancer medicines have now been funded this year, meaning thousands of people have more treatment options More >>

Competitiveness and transparency in the retail fuel market

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

Consumers will benefit from a more competitive, transparent retail fuel market as a result of changes the Government will be making in response to the findings of the Commerce Commission’s study of the fuel sector. More >>

Government acts to sort out electoral ‘coin toss’ problem

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 7:00 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta says the Government will consider making changes to local electoral legislation before the 2022 elections to fix the problems that have arisen where elections are settled by a coin toss More >>

Bill to empower urban development projects

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 1:22 pm | New Zealand Government

New legislation to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities was today introduced to Parliament, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said. More >>

Climate change lens on major Government decisions

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

Major decisions made by the Government will now be considered under a climate change lens, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. More >>

Next phase of Pike River recovery underway

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:07 am | New Zealand Government

The next phase of the Pike River Re-entry project is underway, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little says. More >>

Insurance contracts to become easier to understand & fairer

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:41 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand consumers will have greater certainty about their insurance cover when they need to make claims as a result of proposed government changes. More >>

A new opportunity for Ngāpuhi negotiations

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:21 am | New Zealand Government

The Crown is providing an opportunity for the hapu of Ngāpuhi to rebuild its framework from the ground up for collective negotiations to deal with its historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little and Minister for ... More >>

Referendums Framework Bill passes third reading

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Government

A Bill enabling referendums to be held with the 2020 General Election has passed its third reading. Justice Minister Andrew Little says the Act is important for upholding the integrity of New Zealand’s electoral process. “The Government has committed ... More >>

Referendums website and initial cannabis Bill launched

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The first release of public information on the two referendums to be held at next year’s General Election was made today with an informative new Government website going live. Additionally, the draft Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill has been ... More >>

Government to ban foreign donations

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is taking action to protect New Zealand from foreign interference in our elections by banning foreign donations to political parties and candidates, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. More >>

Cancer Control Agency to drive improved care

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 10:02 am | New Zealand Government

The new independent Cancer Control Agency has formally opened today, delivering on the Government’s plan to improve cancer care in New Zealand. More >>

Shared Crisis Response Protocol

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

Governments and tech companies are holding a two-day workshop, hosted by YouTube/Google in Wellington, to test the Christchurch Call Shared Crisis Response Protocol. More >>

Bill has biggest education changes in decades

Monday, 2 December 2019, 4:45 pm | New Zealand Government

The Education and Training Bill 2019, introduced in Parliament today, proposes the biggest education changes in decades and is an important step towards improving success for all our learners, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. More >>

Innovative tech and tools to better manage freedom camping

Monday, 2 December 2019, 9:58 am | New Zealand Government

A package of new and expanded technology and other tools will encourage responsible camping and help communities and local councils better manage freedom camping this summer, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. More >>

Government investing to future proof school property

Sunday, 1 December 2019, 2:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Government investing to future proof school property Nearly every state schools will receive a capital injection next year valued at $693 per student to bring forward urgent school property improvements, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education ... More >>



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