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Pedal Power Proves Popular

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 9:00 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister of Tourism PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Cycle trails and cycle and walking tourism are more popular than ever, with nearly two million trips on the country’s Great Rides in one year, says Tourism Minister Stuart Nash. ... More >>

Clean, Cook, Chill To Keep Whānau Safe

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:59 am | New Zealand Government

As the festive season kicks off and we welcome the rise in summer temperatures, the risk of food poisoning at home increases, Minister for Food Safety Dr Ayesha Verrall warns. “Food poisoning is a significant issue in New Zealand with an estimated ... More >>

Slip Slop Slap Scan? Check. Tsunami Ready? Check!

Monday, 21 December 2020, 5:59 am | New Zealand Government

Planning on heading to the beach this summer? Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan is reminding all New Zealanders to be “tsunami ready” over the holiday break. “New Zealand’s entire coastline is at risk of tsunami. That means most ... More >>

Comprehensive Visa Changes Allow Onshore Migrants To Help Fill Labour Shortages

Sunday, 20 December 2020, 6:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Six month extension for employer-assisted work visa holders Postponed stand down period for low-paid Essential Skills visa holders Retain 2019 media wage of $25.50 per hour for immigration settings until at least July 2021 Working Holiday visas More >>

Summer Wildfire Prevention Campaign Launched

Saturday, 19 December 2020, 11:18 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Jan Tinetti Minister for Internal Affairs Understanding fire risk conditions will now be clearer and simpler, thanks to a new online tool launched today by the Minister in charge of Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Internal Affairs Minister Jan ... More >>

Extending Support For The COVID-19 Elimination Strategy To June 2022

Friday, 18 December 2020, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has set aside extra funding to support the health system’s COVID-19 response and to maintain quarantine facilities up to June 2022, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said today. “We are committed to continuing our sustained ... More >>

Small Business Support Expanded

Friday, 18 December 2020, 10:30 am | New Zealand Government

More small businesses will be eligible to take out interest-free loans under changes announced today to a government cashflow scheme. Revenue Minister David Parker said one of the Government’s top economic priorities after taking office was to extend ... More >>

Jobs For Nature Provides Employment Buffer

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Work to stop invasive weeds spreading into one of Aotearoa’s most loved national parks is the goal of a new Jobs for Nature project announced by Conservation Minister Kiri Allan today. Fiordland National Park’s boundary will get a boost against invasive ... More >>

Agreement Reached On Future Of Ihumātao

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

An agreement has been reached on the future of the land at Ihumātao, Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “A Memorandum of Understanding (He Pūmautanga) has been signed by the Kīngitanga, the Crown and Auckland Council which sets out ... More >>

The Economy Bounces Back

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:55 am | New Zealand Government

The Government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has helped the economy recover faster than expected, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 14 percent in the September quarter following a revised 11 percent fall in the June ... More >>

NZ Ready To Provide $75m For Pacific And Global COVID-19 Vaccination Support

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Aupito William Sio Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs New Zealand is preparing to support our Pacific partners to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines at the earliest opportunity, Foreign Affairs ... More >>

Two New Vaccines Secured, Enough For Every New Zealander

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Megan Woods Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Hon Chris Hipkins Minister for COVID-19 Response Hon Andrew Little Minister of Health Two additional vaccines secured 15 million vaccine courses pre-ordered ... More >>

Govt Delivering Better Wages For Lowest Paid

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 5:57 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is confirming it will deliver on its commitment to raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour from 1 April 2021, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood said as we recover and rebuild from COVID-19, ... More >>

Jobs For Nature Funding Supports Predator Free Apprentices Across New Zealand

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

An innovative scheme will supercharge efforts towards Aotearoa New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050 and provide training for up to 51 apprentices, Minister of Conservation Kiritapu Allan says. Supported by $4.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, ... More >>

Minister Acknowledges The Passing Of Dr Rangimarie Rose Pere

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Government

He aituā! He aituā! Kōrengarenga ana ngā wai o Waikaremoana, o Whakakī-nui-a-Rua i te ngarohanga o te mareikua o Ngāti Ruapani, o Tūhoe, o Ngāti Kahungunu. E kui, e Rangimarie Turuki Arikinui Rose Pere. Haere atu rā ki te āiotanga o te aorangi, ... More >>

Ministers Receive Southland Advisory Group Report On Intensive Winter Grazing

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Ministers David Parker and Damien O’Connor are considering a report and recommendations from the Southland Advisory Group on intensive winter grazing, released today. New intensive winter grazing regulations come into force in May 2021 as part of the Essential ... More >>

Government Acknowledges Release Of Royal Commission Interim Report

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 3:18 pm | New Zealand Government

An interim report by the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care, released today, is a deeply moving record of the State’s past failings in looking after citizens in its care, Minister for the Public Service Chris Hipkins says. “I welcome this interim ... More >>

District Court Judges Appointed To Ease Post Lockdown Caseload

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Five additional District Court Judges have been appointed to help deal with the impact of the COVID 19 lock down period on the Court system. The District Court is under significant caseload pressure and these additional appointments will increase ... More >>

Economic Update Shows Faster Recovery

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government’s decision to act quickly in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a better than expected economic recovery, Grant Robertson says. The Treasury today released its latest economic and fiscal forecasts in the 2020 ... More >>

Dr Ganesh Nana To Chair Productivity Commission

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:30 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance Cabinet has agreed to the appointment of Dr Ganesh Nana to chair the Productivity Commission, after the current chair Murray Sherwin ends his term, Grant Robertson announced today. Dr Nana is currently the ... More >>