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Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for COVID-19. He has cold and flu symptoms that began yesterday. He will be isolating for 5 days or until he returns a negative test. He will continue with engagements he can undertake via zoom. Further ... More >>

Te Whānau A Apanui And The Crown Initial Deed Of Settlement

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Te Whānau a Apanui and the Crown have initialled a deed of settlement in recognition of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Te Whānau a Apanui has twelve hapū and a population of approximately 13,000 people with their area of interest being ... More >>

Immigration Settings Updates

Saturday, 23 September 2023, 5:18 am | New Zealand Government

· Judicial warrant process for out-of-hours compliance visits · 2023/24 Recognised Seasonal Employer cap increased by 500 · Additional roles for Construction and Infrastructure Sector Agreement · More roles added to Green List · Three-month extension for onshore ... More >>

There Is No Recession In NZ, Economy Grows Nearly 1 Percent In June Quarter

Thursday, 21 September 2023, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

The economy has turned a corner with confirmation today New Zealand never was in recession and stronger than expected growth in the June quarter, Finance Minister Grant Robertson said. “The New Zealand economy is doing better than expected,” ... More >>

More Support For Victims Of Migrant Exploitation

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government will provide a temporary package of further support to exploited migrant workers and strengthen immigration rules to prevent migrant exploitation, Immigration Minister Andrew Little says. “Migrant exploitation is a crime. It is ... More >>

Strong Export Boost As NZ Economy Turns Corner

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Government

An export boost is supporting New Zealand’s economy to grow, adding to signs that the economy has turned a corner and is on a stronger footing as we rebuild from Cyclone Gabrielle and lock in the benefits of multiple new trade deals, Finance Minister ... More >>

Funding Approved For Flood Resilience Work In Te Karaka

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has approved $15 million to raise about 200 homes at risk of future flooding. More than half of this is expected to be spent in the Tairāwhiti settlement of Te Karaka, lifting about 100 homes there. “Te Karaka was badly hit during Cyclone ... More >>

Further Business Support For Cyclone-affected Regions

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is helping businesses recover from Cyclone Gabrielle and attract more people back into their regions. “Cyclone Gabrielle has caused considerable damage across North Island regions with impacts continuing to be felt by businesses ... More >>

New Maintenance Facility At Burnham Military Camp Underway

Wednesday, 20 September 2023, 10:42 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Andrew Little has turned the first sod to start construction of a new Maintenance Support Facility (MSF) at Burnham Military Camp today. More >>

New Zealand Provides Support To Morocco

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

Aotearoa New Zealand will provide humanitarian support to those affected by last week’s earthquake in Morocco, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today. “We are making a contribution of $1 million to the International Federation ... More >>

Auckland Women To Benefit From A New Birthing Unit At Waitākere Hospital

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 10:58 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall today announced funding of $12.3 million for a new primary birthing unit at Waitākere Hospital. The development of the Waitākere Primary Birthing Unit is one of 110 health infrastructure projects worth $7.7 billion ... More >>

Government Invests In West Coast’s Roading Resilience

Thursday, 14 September 2023, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

  The Government is investing over $22 million across 18 projects to improve the resilience of roads in the West Coast that have been affected by recent extreme weather, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. A dedicated Transport Resilience ... More >>

New Cancer Centre Opens In Christchurch

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall proudly opened the Canterbury Cancer Centre in Christchurch today. The new facility is the first of its kind and was built with $6.5 million of funding from the Government’s Infrastructure ... More >>

PREFU Shows No Recession, Growing Economy, More Jobs And Wages Ahead Of Inflation

Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Economy to grow 2.6 percent on average over forecast period Treasury not forecasting a recession Inflation to return to the 1-3 percent target band next year Wages set to grow 4.8 percent a year over forecast period Unemployment to peak below the long-term ... More >>

Government Invests In Top Of The South’s Roading Resilience

Monday, 11 September 2023, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing over $12 million to improve the resilience of roads in the Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions that have been affected by recent extreme weather, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. More >>

New Wildlife Act To Better Protect Native Species

Saturday, 9 September 2023, 7:17 pm | New Zealand Government

The 70-year-old Wildlife Act will be replaced with modern, fit-for-purpose legislation to better protect native species and improve biodiversity, Minister of Conservation Willow-Jean Prime has announced. “New species legislation is urgently needed to ... More >>

Further Safety Initiatives For Auckland City Centre

Saturday, 9 September 2023, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Central and Local Government are today announcing a range of new measures to tackle low-level crime and anti-social behaviour in the Auckland CBD to complement Police scaling up their presence in the area. “Police have an important role to play in ... More >>

New Zealand Gets AAA Credit Rating From S&P

Friday, 8 September 2023, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Standard and Poor’s is the latest independent credit rating agency to endorse the Government’s economic management in the face of a deteriorating global economy. S&P affirmed New Zealand’s long term local currency rating at AAA and foreign ... More >>

Govt Confirms Additional Support For Enabling Good Lives

Friday, 8 September 2023, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has confirmed $73.7 million over the next four years and a further $40.5m in outyears to continue to transform the disability support system, Minister for Disability Issues Priyanca Radhakrishnan has announced. More >>

NZ’s Biggest Ever Emissions Reduction Project Hits Milestone

Friday, 8 September 2023, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand is on track to have greener steel as soon as 2026 with New Zealand Steel’s electric arc furnace project reaching a major milestone today. More >>





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