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Govt Backs RBNZ Move To Support Economy With Lower Interest Rates

Monday, 23 March 2020, 8:16 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is backing the Reserve Bank’s latest action to support the economy by reducing longer-term interest rates, meaning lower costs for businesses and mortgage holders, and a lower currency to help our exporters. The Minister of Finance has ... More >>

Government Issues Statement On Commercial Cooperation During COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 4:00 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has asked the Commerce Commission to take account of the exceptional circumstances created by COVID-19 when monitoring business behaviour in coming weeks. “The purpose of my request to the Commerce Commission is to make sure businesses ... More >>

Supporting Māori Communities And Businesses Through COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Peeni Henare Associate Minister of Health Minister for Whānau Ora Hon Kelvin Davis Minister of Tourism Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Hon Willie Jackson Minister of Employment Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister for Māori Development ... More >>

New Zealand Temporarily Closes Diplomatic Posts In Barbados And Myanmar Due To COVID-19

Sunday, 22 March 2020, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government has temporarily closed its High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados and its Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says. “Due to the increasing scarcity of air links in and ... More >>

Guidelines for hospitality establishments released

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government and the hospitality industry have worked together to produce guidelines to assist with managing and reducing transmission of COVID-19, Health Minister David Clark announced today. More >>

NZ And Singapore Commit To Keeping Supply And Trade Links Open

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 12:50 pm | New Zealand Government

NZ and Singapore commit to keeping supply and trade links open, including on essential goods and medical supplies New Zealand and Singapore have jointly committed to keep supply chains open and to remove any existing trade restrictive measures on essential ... More >>

PM Address - Covid-19 Update

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Kia ora koutou katoa I’m speaking directly to all New Zealanders today to give you as much certainty and clarity as we can as we fight Covid-19. Over the past few weeks, the world has changed. And it has changed very quickly. In February it would ... More >>

Nation Steps Up To COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 12:22 pm | New Zealand Government

· Four stage Alert System for COVID-19 announced · New Zealand moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – Reduce Contact · New Zealanders over 70 and those with certain medical conditions told to stay at home as much as they can to reduce risk of contact ... More >>

Transit Between Australia And New Zealand

Friday, 20 March 2020, 7:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Travel restrictions, closing our border to almost all travelers came into force from 23:59 on Thursday 19 March 2020 (NZDT) . All airlines were informed of these restrictions before they came into force. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway ... More >>

More Support For Wood Processing

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:00 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is ramping up support for Tairāwhiti’s wood processing sector to bolster the region’s economy at a time of heightened uncertainty, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. Following earlier ... More >>

$100 million to redeploy workers

Friday, 20 March 2020, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

The Government has allocated $100 million to help redeploy workers affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, with the hard-hit region of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti to be the first helped, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford, Forestry and Regional ... More >>

Stronger Border Measures To Protect NZers From COVID-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 6:52 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has taken further measures to protect New Zealanders from the COVID-19 virus, effectively stopping all people from boarding a plane to New Zealand from 11:59pm today, except for returning New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ... More >>

Action On Indoor Gatherings And Events To Protect Public Health

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 3:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has reinforced its commitment to protecting the health of New Zealanders from COVID-19 through the cancellation of indoor events with more than 100 people. “Protecting the health of New Zealanders is our number one priority, and that means ... More >>

New Zealanders Advised Not To Travel Overseas

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government is advising New Zealanders not to travel overseas due to COVID-19, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced. “We are raising our travel advice to the highest level: do not travel,” Mr Peters said. “This is ... More >>

Govt announces aviation relief package

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 11:06 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today outlined the first tranche of the $600 million aviation sector relief package announced earlier this week as part of the Government’s $12.1 billion COVID-19 economic response. More >>

PGF supports Rotorua health and wellbeing services

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 9:05 am | New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $17 million in Rotorua's tourism, health and wellbeing capabilities, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. More >>

Record transport investment in Draft GPS 2021

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 8:08 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Phil Twyford released today the Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport which confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More >>

Parliament Removes Abortion From Crimes Act

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 8:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Abortion Has Been Removed From The Crimes Act Under A New Law Passed By Parliament Today. “For Over Forty Years Abortion Has Been The Only Medical Procedure Considered A Crime In New Zealand. But From Now Abortions Will Be Rightly Treated As A Health ... More >>

First Governing Council Of The New Zealand Institute Of Skills And Technology (NZIST)

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced seven appointments to the first governing council of the NZIST, established from 1 April 2020. The announcement follows the naming yesterday of directors who will serve on the boards of subsidiary Institutes ... More >>

Govt Begins Largest Ever Flu Vaccine Campaign Early

Wednesday, 18 March 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand Government

This year’s flu vaccine campaign will be the biggest ever with 400,000 more vaccines available in 2020, compared with last year. The announcement was made this morning as Health Ministers David Clark and Julie Anne Genter launched a new COVID-19 public ... More >>



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