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New infrastructure funding tool to build housing development

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today. More >>

Tailored housing package for Hastings

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

More housing and housing support services are coming to Hastings, with Housing Minister Megan Woods and Maori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta announcing a package today. More >>

Vision to unite the primary sector launched today

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor has welcomed the release of a bold new vision for the country’s vital food and fibre sector. More >>

Next steps for Upper North Island logistics

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:14 am | New Zealand Government

In light of Cabinet’s position that freight operations on prime land in downtown Auckland are no longer viable, the Government will now embark on a short work programme to enable decision-making in the first half of next year, Associate Transport Minister ... More >>

NZ congratulates PNG on referendum

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Government of Papua New Guinea and the Autonomous Bougainville Government for completing a well-conducted referendum on the future political status of Bougainville. More >>

Surgical mesh restorative justice report received

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter has received the report back from a surgical mesh restorative justice process undertaken by Victoria University. More >>

New direction for criminal justice reform

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 8:23 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is looking to turn around the long-term challenges of criminal justice by taking a new approach to break the cycle of offending to ensure there are fewer victims of crime. Justice Minister Andrew Little released two reports today, Turuki! ... More >>

New law sets up $300m Venture Capital Fund

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand firms expanding beyond the start-up phase are set for more support after today’s passage of the Venture Capital Fund Bill, Associate Finance Minister David Parker said. More >>

Priorities for 2020 Wellbeing Budget outlined

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Budget 2020 will continue the Coalition Government’s focus on tackling the long-term challenges facing New Zealand while also investing to future-proof the economy. More >>

Strong economy, careful spending gives $12bn of surpluses

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is forecast to run $12 billion worth of surpluses across the four years to 2023/24 as the economy continues to grow. More >>

$12 billion in extra infrastructure investment

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is lifting capital investment to the highest level in more than 20 years as it takes the next step to future-proof New Zealand. More >>

A milestone for drinking water safety

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

The Water Services Regulator Bill – Taumata Arowai , introduced to Parliament today, is a milestone for drinking water safety in New Zealand and will help improve environmental outcomes for urban waterways, rivers and lakes. More >>

Chief Victims Advisor reappointed for a further two years

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

The Chief Victims Advisor to Government Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, has been reappointed in her role for a further two years. More >>

NZ tsunami monitoring and detection system to be established

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare have today announced the deployment of a network of DART (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami) buoys. More >>

Govt backs farmers and their work with new laws

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 9:22 am | New Zealand Government

The passing last night of the Farm Debt Mediation and NAIT laws shows the Government’s commitment to working alongside and helping farmers, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “These new laws are necessary to address the previous ... More >>

How New Zealand defines and recognises veterans

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced today the Coalition Government’s initial response to work completed by the independent statutory body, the Veterans’ Advisory Board. More >>

Prime Minister statement on White Island eruption

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Initial reports indicated it was possible there were up to 100 individuals located on the ground or around the vicinity of the island at the time of the eruption. More >>

Govt funds $100k for weather-hit communities

Monday, 9 December 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister of Civil Defence Peeni Henare have today confirmed initial Government support of $100,000 for communities affected by the severe weather that swept across the South Island and lower North Island over the ... More >>

Death of NZ High Commissioner to Cook Islands

Monday, 9 December 2019, 11:54 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's High Commissioner to the Cook Islands, Tessa Temata, died in Palmerston North over the weekend, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today. Ms Temata, 52, had recently returned to New Zealand for medical treatment. "On behalf of the ... More >>

Wellington rail upgrade full steam ahead

Monday, 9 December 2019, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced construction is underway on Wellington commuter rail upgrades which will mean more frequent services and fewer breakdowns. More >>

   

 

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