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Infrastructure Investment To Create Jobs, Kick-start COVID Rebuild

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand Government

A new package of infrastructure investments will help kick-start the post-COVID rebuild by creating more than 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than $5 billion of projects up and down New Zealand. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister ... More >>

Statement on passage of national security law for Hong Kong

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 8:34 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today expressed the New Zealand Government’s deep disappointment at the passage by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee of a national security law for Hong Kong. More >>

July 1 Marks Progress For Workers, Families

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 7:51 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance MEDIA STATEMENT PĀNUI PĀPĀHO More jobs and more family time with newborns are the centrepiece of a suite of Government initiatives coming into effect today. July 1 is a milestone ... More >>

Auckland water consent referred to Board of Inquiry

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other ... More >>

New Zealand To Host Virtual APEC In 2021

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 12:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today that New Zealand’s hosting of APEC in 2021 will go ahead using virtual digital platforms. Mr Peters said the global disruption caused by COVID-19, ... More >>

R&D cashflow support to help businesses continue innovation

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 11:41 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand businesses will receive further support to protect jobs and recover from COVID-19 with today’s launch of the Government’s R&D Loan Scheme. More >>

Māori Union Leader Appointed To Infrastructure Commission Board

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 10:15 am | New Zealand Government

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has welcomed the appointment of Maurice Davis and his deep infrastructure and construction experience to the board of the Infrastructure Commission. Mr Davis (Ngāti Maniapoto), is the seventh and final appointment to ... More >>

Matakana Link Road Construction Kicks Off And Drives Jobs

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:11 am | New Zealand Government

Matakana Link Road render. Hon Phil Twyford Minister of Transport MP for Te Atatū Mayor Phil Goff Auckland Council The start of construction on a new link road between Matakana Road and State Highway 1 will create jobs and support the significant population ... More >>

PPE Supplies Secured As COVID-19 Response Focuses On Border

Monday, 29 June 2020, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is prioritising its latest investment in PPE for frontline health workers, including staff at managed isolation and quarantine facilities, Health Minister David Clark says. “With no community transmission of COVID-19 our response now ... More >>

PGF Funding For Parihaka Settlement

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:03 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little Minita mo ngā tāke Tiriti Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Hon Shane Jones Minister of Regional Economic Development The Parihaka Papakāinga Trust in Taranaki will receive up to $14 million for a new visitor centre and other More >>

Government Strengthens Managed Isolation System

Sunday, 28 June 2020, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Government

A range of improvements are already underway to address issues identified in the rapid review of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine system released today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The review was commissioned just over a week ago to identify ... More >>

PGF Accelerates Rotorua Projects

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Government

The Rotorua Museum redevelopment and Whakarewarewa and Tokorangi Forest projects will be accelerated thanks to a $2.09 million Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) boost, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development ... More >>

Whakatāne To Go Predator Free With Government Backing Ngāti Awa Led Efforts

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Government

The important brown kiwi habitat around Whakatāne will receive added protection through an Iwi-led predator free project announced by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. “The ... More >>

Growing Goodwood: Expanding Wood Waste Recycling Plant In Bay Of Plenty, Waikato

Saturday, 27 June 2020, 10:49 am | New Zealand Government

An extra 4,000 tonnes of offcuts and scraps of untreated wood per year will soon be able to be recycled into useful products such as horticultural and garden mulch, playground safety surfacing and animal bedding as a result of a $660,000 investment ... More >>

Government delivers on mental health commitment

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is delivering on election commitments and a key recommendation of He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction with the establishment of a permanent independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, ... More >>

Tourism operators provided extra support

Friday, 26 June 2020, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Extra support is being provided to tourism businesses operating on public conservation land announced Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today. More >>

$2.5m PGF funding to speed up economic recovery in Whakatāne

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:44 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $2.5 million to accelerate three infrastructure projects in Whakatāne, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>

Whakatāne Māori food producers receive $2.1m PGF boost

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $2.1 million in a blueberry orchard initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>

Government Partners With Ngāti Rēhia To Create Kauri Sanctuary

Friday, 26 June 2020, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government and Northland iwi Ngāti Rēhia have today announced up to $6.25 million in One Billion Trees funding for a new kauri sanctuary. Forestry Minister Shane Jones said the sanctuary would help protect kauri by creating New Zealand’s ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Hosts For 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Friday, 26 June 2020, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

The awarding of joint hosting rights for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is a landmark decision for women’s sport in our region Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern said. For the first time in history, Australians and New Zealanders ... More >>