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Log trains to begin on Wairoa-Napier line

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Log trains are about to start running between Wairoa and Napier following Provincial Growth Fund investment to reopen the rail line, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

New Zealand acknowledges ICJ decision on Myanmar

Friday, 24 January 2020, 5:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters today acknowledged the ruling of the International Court of Justice in relation to the Rohingya people in Myanmar. The ruling ordered the Government of Myanmar to take all measures within its power to prevent the commission ... More >>

NZ’s trade aims advanced at Davos meetings

Friday, 24 January 2020, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Government

A proposal to cut “trade and production-distorting subsidies” in the agricultural sector by 2030 has set out important measures to ensure a fair agricultural trading system. Speaking after attending meetings of trade ministers in Davos, Switzerland, ... More >>

Great news for New Zealanders with cystic fibrosis

Friday, 24 January 2020, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he is delighted that PHARMAC has struck a provisional deal to fund Kalydeco – a medicine which is set to improve the quality of life for about 30 New Zealand children and adults with cystic fibrosis. “While rare, ... More >>

New Zealand least corrupt country in the world

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 8:03 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has regained its position as the least corrupt country in the world for the second time under this Coalition Government, says Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

Rātana Pā goes high-tech with UFB

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

Iwi, hapu and visitors to Rātana Pā near Whanganui now have access to ultra-fast broadband following its connection, completed in time for annual Rātana celebrations, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. More >>

Govt’s strong financial management acknowledged

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 3:31 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s strong financial management and plan to future proof the economy with new infrastructure investment has gained further recognition from an international ratings agency. More >>

Boost in Whānau Ora funding to keep changing lives

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

Whānau throughout New Zealand are set to benefit from an extra three million dollars that will go directly to Whānau Ora Commissioning Agencies, the Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare announced today. More >>

More people getting into work

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

The December quarter benefit numbers released today show the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off,” Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni said. More >>

NZ concludes digital economy trade talks

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

A new trade agreement concluded today helps New Zealand exporters and consumers take advantage of opportunities from digital trade. More >>

Wairoa gets up to $6.1m to rebuild heart of CBD

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing up to $6.1 million to revitalise business and tourism opportunities in Wairoa, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>

Major Events support for creative and cultural events

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 11:01 am | New Zealand Government

Creative and cultural events that highlight New Zealand’s diverse culture and build national pride are set to get a funding boost through the Major Events Fund, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. More >>

PGF to fund Waipukurau cultural development and tourism

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Government

The Ngā Ara Tipuna - Waipukurau Pā Site Interpretation project will receive $2.798 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to create an authentic cultural tourism experience, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today More >>

21 new judges boost diversity, improve access to justice

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Twenty-one new District Court judges have been appointed in a move that will improve access to justice and boost diversity on the bench. More >>

Puhinui to Auckland Airport in 10 minutes

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Aucklanders are another step closer to getting rapid transit to the airport, with the start of construction to upgrade State Highway 20B to the airport, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Minister of Defence to visit counterparts in US and Canada

Monday, 20 January 2020, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Defence, Ron Mark, departed today for the United States and Canada where he will meet with his counterparts. More >>

Advancing New Zealand’s trade agenda focus of Europe meeting

Monday, 20 January 2020, 10:16 am | New Zealand Government

World Trade Organisation reform, agricultural trade and a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom will be the focus of Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker’s visit to Europe this week. More >>

Ko te reo kua mū: Piri Sciascia

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 6:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta joins te ao Māori in their sorrow as they learn of the loss of one of the great orators and spokespersons of a generation – Piri Sciascia. More >>

PM sadden by the passing of Piri Sciascia

Saturday, 18 January 2020, 3:37 pm | New Zealand Government

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Piri Sciascia ONZM, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. More >>

Pacific partners work together to support Australia

Friday, 17 January 2020, 6:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The NZDF continues to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as it battles fires in Victoria and New South Wales, including by transporting Republic of Fiji Military engineers from Nadi to Australia, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark. More >>



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