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International Day Of Older Persons

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:45 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Tracey Martin Minister for Seniors Media Statement International Older Persons Day is a chance to think about the individual older New Zealanders we know and to confront ageism, Seniors Minister Tracey Martin said today. “What happened around ... More >>

Residential Building Sector Growing Stronger

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 6:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand today show healthy growth in residential building consents in an environment of Government support for the sector during COVID-19, says Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods. Statistics New Zealand reported today that ... More >>

PGF Helps Bay Of Plenty Youth Find Jobs

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) support for a pathways to work hub in Tauranga will help address high youth unemployment in the Bay of Plenty by connecting young people with training and meaningful employment opportunities, Parliamentary Under-Secretary ... More >>

National Overeggs Tax Cuts

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Government

On top of the enormous mistakes in its own economic plan – National’s appears to have also overstated the benefits of its irresponsible tax cuts. More >>

Government Confirms New Acute Mental Health Facility For Lakes DHB

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Government

A new acute inpatient mental health facility at Rotorua Hospital will provide more patient-centred and culturally appropriate care to better support recovery, Health Minister Chris Hipkins says. “Improving mental health and addiction services remains ... More >>

Community Languages Fund To Increase Support For Pacific Community Language Projects

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 10:17 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples Round two of the Community Languages Fund (CLF) will provide even more support for Pacific grassroots community and family language projects with the introduction of a second funding tier of $10,000, in addition ... More >>

Government Puts Teacher Wellbeing At The Centre

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 9:49 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is committing nearly $9 million to ensure educators in early learning services and schools get the wellbeing support they need. Education Minister Chris Hipkins made the announcement, which includes providing frontline counselling and ... More >>

Pasifika Churches Gain From PGF Funding

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 2:21 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister of Regional Economic Development Hon Aupito William Sio Minister for Pacific Peoples Pasifika churches around the country will receive a total of nearly $10 million in government funding for renovations and improvements ... More >>

Next Steps In Rebuilding Our Health System

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

The Labour Party will expand mental health services to young people, undertake more planned care including elective surgeries, fund more medicines and provide targeted dental support to those who need it the most in the next phase of rebuilding New ... More >>

Māori Development Receives Funding

Monday, 28 September 2020, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Māori development projects across the country will receive a total of $18.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund that will create infrastructure and permanent jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “These projects ... More >>

Minister Of Foreign Affairs Makes Two Diplomatic Appointments

Friday, 25 September 2020, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced two new diplomatic appointments: • Michael Appleton as New Zealand’s first resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. • Tredene Dobson as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Viet Nam. Sri Lanka “New ... More >>

Tuvalu Language Week Theme Promotes Community Resilience In The Face Of COVID-19

Friday, 25 September 2020, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the 2020 Tuvalu Language Week theme of “ Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou ” which means “ Navigating the changing environment ” is a call on all Pacific peoples to be strong and resilient in the ... More >>

International Sport Back Up And Running In New Zealand

Friday, 25 September 2020, 11:30 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is welcoming today’s announcement that the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams will tour New Zealand this summer. More >>

Better Health Care For West Coasters As Te Nikau Hospital Officially Opened

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:14 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has delivered a new hospital for Greymouth and is starting work on a much needed new health centre in Westport, ensuring local communities will benefit from better access to high quality integrated health services. More >>

Health cuts inevitable under Goldsmith’s bungled budget

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

New analysis indicates National hasn’t allocated enough in Paul Goldsmith’s error-ridden budget for new health spending, which would mean health services would have to be cut during a global pandemic. More >>

Primary Sector Exports And Jobs Up Again

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary sector exports and jobs are up again, demonstrating the sector’s underlying strength amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and US-China trade war, and supporting New Zealand’s economic recovery. Stats NZ today reported New Zealand’s merchandise ... More >>

Support For Innovative Pacific Education Responses To COVID-19 Needs

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

Supporting new and creative Pacific education practices as part of our COVID-19 response and recovery is the focus of a new $28.5 million Pacific Education Innovation Fund announced today by Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa. More >>

Eligibility expanded for COVID-19 leave support

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is expanding to support more workers say Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Andrew Little and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Seasonal Work Visa Available To More People

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:41 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment. “Two key sectors ... More >>

More Border Exceptions For Critical Roles

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 11:40 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators. “Tight border restrictions remain the backbone of the Government’s ... More >>