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Stronger Protections For Apartment Owners

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Apartment owners and buyers will soon have greater protections as further changes to the law on unit titles come into effect, Housing Minister Chris Bishop says. More >>

Travel Focused On Traditional Partners & Middle East

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Egypt and Europe from this weekend. “This travel will focus on a range of New Zealand’s traditional diplomatic and security partnerships while enabling broad engagement on the urgent situation in ... More >>

Keep Safe On Our Roads This Easter

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 10:48 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Simeon Brown Minister of Transport Transport Minister Simeon Brown is encouraging all road users to stay safe, plan their journeys ahead of time, and be patient with other drivers while travelling around this Easter long weekend. “Road safety is ... More >>

Cost Of Living Support For Over 1.4 Million Kiwis

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 10:22 am | New Zealand Government

Over a quarter of New Zealanders will get help to ease the cost of living from Monday, Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston says. More >>

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Plan Halted

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:38 am | New Zealand Government

The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary will not go ahead, with Cabinet deciding to stop work on the proposed reserve and remove the Bill that would have established it from Parliament’s order paper. “The Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill would have created a 620,000 sq ... More >>

Cutting All That Dam Red Tape

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:20 am | New Zealand Government

Dam safety regulations are being amended so that smaller dams won’t be subject to excessive compliance costs, Minister for Building and Construction Chris Penk says. “The coalition Government is focused on reducing costs and removing unnecessary ... More >>

Government Tackling Poor Classroom Behaviour

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

A report published by the Education Review Office today shows behaviour in New Zealand classrooms is among the worst in the OECD and action is needed, Minister of Education Erica Stanford says. “The coalition Government is taking action to turn around ... More >>

Drought Support Extended

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is expanding the medium-scale adverse event classification to parts of the North Island as dry weather conditions persist, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay announced today. “I have made the decision to expand the medium-scale ... More >>

Passage Of Major Tax Bill Welcomed

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Government

The passing of legislation giving effect to coalition Government tax commitments has been welcomed by Finance Minister Nicola Willis. “The Taxation (Annual Rates for 2023–24, Multinational Tax, and Remedial Matters) Bill will help place New ... More >>

Lifting Economy Through Science, Tertiary Sectors

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 1:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Science, Innovation and Technology Minister Judith Collins and Tertiary Education and Skills Minister Penny Simmonds today announced plans to transform our science and university sectors to boost the economy. Two advisory groups, chaired by Professor ... More >>

Government Announces Budget Priorities

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

The Budget will deliver urgently-needed tax relief to hard-working New Zealanders while putting the government’s finances back on a sustainable track, Finance Minister Nicola Willis says. The Finance Minister made the comments at the release of the ... More >>

Government To Consider Accommodation Solution

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government will look at options to address a zoning issue that limits how much financial support Queenstown residents can get for accommodation. Cabinet has agreed on a response to the Petitions Committee, which had recommended the geographic ... More >>

Government Approves Extension To Royal Commission Of Inquiry Into Abuse In Care

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Cabinet has agreed to a short extension to the final reporting timeframe for the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care from 28 March 2024 to 26 June 2024, Internal Affairs Minister Brooke van Velden says. “The Royal Commission wrote to me on 16 ... More >>

$18m Boost For Kiwis Travelling To Health Treatment

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is delivering an $18 million boost to New Zealanders needing to travel for specialist health treatment, Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says. “These changes are long overdue – the National Travel Assistance (NTA) scheme saw its ... More >>

PM’s Prizes For Space To Showcase Sector’s Talent

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 12:28 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government is recognising the innovative and rising talent in New Zealand’s growing space sector, with the Prime Minister and Space Minister Judith Collins announcing the new Prime Minister’s Prizes for Space today. More >>

Concerns Conveyed To China Over Cyber Activity

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has confirmed New Zealand’s concerns about cyber activity have been conveyed directly to the Chinese Government. More >>

Independent Reviewers Appointed For School Property Inquiry

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:41 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Erica Stanford today announced the appointment of three independent reviewers to lead the Ministerial Inquiry into the Ministry of Education’s School Property Function. The Inquiry will be led by former Minister of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

Brynderwyns Open For Easter

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

State Highway 1 across the Brynderwyns will be open for Easter weekend, with work currently underway to ensure the resilience of this critical route being paused for Easter Weekend to allow holiday makers to travel north, Transport Minister Simeon ... More >>

Chris Bishop - Speech To The Infrastructure Funding & Financing Conference

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:15 am | New Zealand Government

Introduction Good morning to you all, and thanks for having me bright and early today. I am absolutely delighted to be the Minister for Infrastructure alongside the Minister of Housing and Resource Management Reform. I know the Prime Minister ... More >>

Parliamentary Network Breached By The PRC

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:13 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand stands with the United Kingdom in its condemnation of People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-backed malicious cyber activity impacting its Electoral Commission and targeting Members of the UK Parliament. “The use of cyber-enabled espionage ... More >>





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