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More Funding To Hawke’s Bay And Tairāwhiti

Sunday, 11 February 2024, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Urgent work to clean-up cyclone-affected regions will continue, thanks to a $63 million boost from the Government for sediment and debris removal in Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti. The funding will help local councils continue urgent work removing ... More >>

Minister Congratulates NZQA Top Scholars

Friday, 9 February 2024, 2:46 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Erica Stanford congratulates the New Zealand Scholarship recipients from 2023 announced today. More >>

Getting Transport Back On Track In Auckland

Friday, 9 February 2024, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has today confirmed his high-level transport priorities for Auckland, in the lead up to releasing the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. More >>

Getting Transport Back On Track In Auckland

Friday, 9 February 2024, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has today confirmed his high-level transport priorities for Auckland, in the lead up to releasing the draft Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. More >>

New Diplomatic Appointments

Friday, 9 February 2024, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has today announced five new diplomatic appointments. "Strong and effective diplomacy to protect and advance our interests in the world is needed now more than ever," Mr Peters says. “We are delighted to ... More >>

Minister Calls For Work To Tackle Kina Barrens

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Changes to fishing rules and a significant science programme are being undertaken to address kina barrens, says Minister for Oceans and Fisheries Shane Jones. More >>

Government To Axe Auckland Regional Fuel Tax

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 11:55 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has confirmed that the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax will end on 30 June 2024. “Today, I can confirm that the Government has agreed to remove the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax in line with our coalition commitments, ... More >>

Government Law And Order Crackdown Begins

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is making good on its promise to restore law and order by removing government funding for Section 27 reports and abolishing the previous Labour Government’s prison reduction target, Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and ... More >>

Greater Focus On Getting People Into Work

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition government will refocus employment efforts and the welfare system so that supporting people who can work into jobs is the number one priority, Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston says. “Of concern in the labour ... More >>

One Year On, NZ Appeals For Release Of Phillip Mehrtens

Monday, 5 February 2024, 3:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has appealed to those holding New Zealand pilot Phillip Mehrtens in remote Papua, Indonesia, to release him immediately. Phillip Mehrtens was taken hostage a year ago on 7 February in Paro, Papua, while providing ... More >>

Christopher Luxon – Waitangi Speech

Monday, 5 February 2024, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you Ngā Puhi, Te Tai Tokerau iwi and the Waitangi National Trust for once again hosting these ceremonies commemorating the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. More >>

Ministers Reaffirm Pacific Connections This Week

Monday, 5 February 2024, 12:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister and Minister for Pacific Peoples Dr Shane Reti are reaffirming the importance of New Zealand’s connections to the Pacific by visiting Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa this week. “New Zealand enjoys ... More >>

Government Awards Primary Sector Scholarships To Students

Monday, 5 February 2024, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

Six university students studying agriculture and science have been awarded scholarships as part of the coalition Government’s efforts to boost on-the-ground support for farmers and growers. More >>

High Court Judge Appointed

Friday, 2 February 2024, 1:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Attorney-General Judith Collins today announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996. From 1996 to ... More >>

New Zealand Provides Further Humanitarian Support To Gaza And The West Bank

Friday, 2 February 2024, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced that New Zealand is providing a further $5 million to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling,” ... More >>

Government Consults On Expanding COVID-19 Inquiry Terms Of Reference

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:42 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is delivering on its commitment to enable public input into expanding the scope of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into COVID-19 Lessons, says Internal Affairs Minister Brooke van Velden. “As committed to in both the ACT-National and ... More >>

Fast Track Consenting In The Fast Lane

Friday, 2 February 2024, 9:30 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is progressing changes to resource management laws as part of its 100 Day Action Plan, with the first steps taken to establish a new fast-track consenting one-stop shop regime. More >>

Benefits Of Major Sporting Events Felt Long After Final Whistle

Friday, 2 February 2024, 8:39 am | New Zealand Government

A new MBIE report on the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ demonstrates how New Zealand receives enduring social, economic and sporting benefits from hosting major sporting events, says Sport and Recreation Minister Chris Bishop. More >>

Minimum Wage Set For Cautious Increase

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

The adult minimum wage rate will increase by 2 per cent to $23.15 an hour from 1 April 2024, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Brooke van Velden announced today. “This Government is committed to striking the right balance between protecting ... More >>

Increased Security Improves ED Safety Over Summer

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Government

Increasing the number of security staff in emergency departments (EDs) over the busy Christmas and New Year period improved the safety of both staff and patients, Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says. 200 additional security staff (93 FTEs) were ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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