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Global Partnerships Propel Space Tech Research

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s aerospace industry is getting a boost through the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), to grow the capability of the sector and potentially lead to joint space missions, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods has announced. More >>

Mental Health Amendment Bill Passes First Reading

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 5:03 am | New Zealand Government

06 April 2021 The Government has taken a significant step towards delivering on its commitment to improve the legislation around mental health as recommended by He Ara Oranga – the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, ... More >>

Whenua Māori Rating Amendment Bill Passes Third Reading

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Local Government Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta has welcomed the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill passing its third reading today. “After nearly 100 years of a system that was not ... More >>

Ngāti Hinerangi Claims Settlement Bill Passes Third Reading

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 5:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Little Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Nō te rā nei i te whare Paremata whakatauria ai ngā uri o Ngāti Hinerangi e te Minita mō ngā take Tiriti, a Andrew Little, mō rātou i whai wāhi mai ki te pānuitanga tuatoru ... More >>

Trans-Tasman Bubble To Start 19 April

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s successful management of COVID means quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Australia will start on Monday 19 April, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris ... More >>

Kiri Allan To Take Leave Of Absence

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Kiri Allan, Minister of Conservation and Emergency Management will undertake a leave of absence while she undergoes medical treatment for cervical cancer, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I consider Kiri not just a colleague, but a friend. ... More >>

Independent Group Announced To Advise On Firearms Matters

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 11:07 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Police Poto Williams has announced the members of the Ministers Arms Advisory Group, established to ensure balanced advice to Government on firearms that is independent of Police. “The Ministers Arms Advisory Group is an important part ... More >>

Excellent Progress At New Waikeria Prison Build

Saturday, 3 April 2021, 1:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Excellent progress has been made at the new prison development at Waikeria, which will boost mental health services and improve rehabilitation opportunities for people in prison, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. Kelvin Davis was onsite at the ... More >>

More Support For Mums And Whānau Struggling With Alcohol And Other Drugs

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is expanding its Pregnancy and Parenting Programme so more women and whānau can access specialist support to minimise harm from alcohol and other drugs, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “We know these supports help improve ... More >>

COVID-19 Immigration Powers To Be Extended

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 12:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Temporary COVID-19 immigration powers will be extended to May 2023, providing continued flexibility to support migrants, manage the border, and help industries facing labour shortages, Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. More >>

FIFA Women’s World Cup To Open In New Zealand

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson and Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash have welcomed confirmation New Zealand will host the opening ceremony and match, and one of the semi-finals, of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023. Grant ... More >>

1 April Changes Raise Incomes For 1.4 Million New Zealanders

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:12 am | New Zealand Government

Changes to the minimum wage, main benefit levels and superannuation rates that come into force today will raise the incomes for around 1.4 million New Zealanders. “This Government is committed to raising the incomes for all New Zealanders as part of ... More >>

1 April Changes Raise Incomes For 1.4 Million New Zealanders

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Changes to the minimum wage, main benefit levels and superannuation rates that come into force today will raise the incomes for around 1.4 million New Zealanders. “This Government is committed to raising the incomes for all New Zealanders as part of ... More >>

Crown Accounts Again Better Than Forecast

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance The economic recovery from COVID-19 continues to be reflected in the Government’s books, which are again better than expected. The Crown accounts for the eight months to the end of February 2021 showed both OBEGAL ... More >>

Next Steps For Auckland Light Rail

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Michael Wood is getting Auckland light rail back on track with the announcement of an establishment unit to progress this important city-shaping project and engage with Aucklanders. Michael Wood said the previous process didn’t ... More >>

Governance Group To Lead Next Phase Of Work On A Potential New Public Media Entity

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Government

A Governance Group of eight experts has been appointed to lead the next phase of work on a potential new public media entity, Minister for Broadcasting and Media Kris Faafoi announced today. “The Governance Group will oversee the development ... More >>

Govt Offers More Mental Health And Addiction Support In Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has announced a new support service for people in Hawke’s Bay who are experiencing, or at risk of, mental health and addiction crisis, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Providing better services for people experiencing mental health ... More >>

Future-proofing Arts, Culture And Heritage Sector To Adapt And Thrive

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni today announced the details of the first round of the Cultural Sector Innovation Fund, which includes a new approach to supporting bold ideas. The Innovation Fund will be delivered through a nationwide ... More >>

New Funding To Keep Tamariki And Rangatahi Māori Active

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 10:07 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson today helped launch a new fund to provide direct financial support for tamariki and rangatahi Māori throughout the South Island who are experiencing financial hardship and missing out on physical ... More >>

Single Tāne, Sole Parent Dads Supported Into Papakāinga Housing

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 9:54 am | New Zealand Government

Six whānau in Pāpāmoa receive the keys to their brand-new rental homes today, in stage four of a papakāinga project providing safe and affordable housing in the regions. Minister for Māori Development, Willie Jackson congratulates Mangatawa ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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