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$1.4m for new classrooms at Wanaka Primary School

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:51 am | New Zealand Government

Wanaka Primary School will receive four new teaching spaces to support its growing roll, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

A safer, more connected cycle network for Whanganui

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:17 am | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges turned the first sod for the $1.98 million Te Tuaiwi cycleway at Whanganui Intermediate School today. More >>

Recognising those living with diabetes

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:03 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. More >>

National sits on cash while parents stump up even more

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:57 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The National government is sitting in a massive $330 million underspend while parents are being asked to stump up even more to pay for kids’ education that’s supposed to be free, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. More >>

Minister celebrates Te Matatini

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes those involved in Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Hastings this week all the very best. More >>

Revamped careers app for students released

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the release of the 2017 Occupation Outlook app and webpage to help young job seekers and students make important study and career decisions. More >>

Terms of Reference into Fuel Price Inquiry released

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:11 am | New Zealand Government

The Terms of Reference for the Fuel market Financial Performance Study Energy have been released today, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Claims of lowered water standards wrong

Friday, 24 February 2017, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

Claims by some organisations that the Government’s proposed standards for improving water quality are lower and accept a higher chance of infection are incorrect, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

UnitedFuture Ticks One Environmental Goal Off The List

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 4:13 pm | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne is welcoming today’s announcement on new freshwater standards that endorses UnitedFuture’s environmental vision. More >>

Nats’ Water policy a colossal U-turn

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

In a jaw dropping display of political hypocrisy the Government has announced a fresh water policy that was promised by Labour in 2008, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Big Backdown by Smith on Swimmable Rivers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 3:19 pm | New Zealand First Party

Nick Smith’s target of swimmable rivers by 2040 is a massive backdown from saying just a year ago that it wasn’t practical, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

New Zealanders still waiting for swimmable rivers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:39 pm | Green Party

New Zealanders who want swimmable lakes and rivers have been let down by the Government’s freshwater announcement today, which does nothing but shift the goalposts, the Green Party said. More >>

Tourists continue to add value to NZ economy

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Tourism spending over the summer high season continued to grow in most regions, providing jobs for regional New Zealand, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Farmers ready for freshwater challenge

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Government

New freshwater reforms will result in 56,000 km more fences protecting New Zealand waterways from stock – enough to go round the world one and a half times, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. More >>

90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government today announced a target of 90 per cent of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers meeting swimmable water quality standards by 2040, alongside releasing new policy, regulations, information maps and funding to help achieve the new goal. More >>

Labour applauds Capital’s housing development

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:47 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Wellington City Council’s plans to boost their social and affordable housing portfolio is proof that delivery of warm, dry and affordable homes can be achieved when there is a strong will, says Grant Robertson, MP for Wellington Central. More >>

Chances of Catching Crooked Bosses Remote

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 1:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

National’s new legislation against employers exploiting migrant workers is a limp response to a major problem and simply political window-dressing, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Wellington Council housing a hint of things to come

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today welcomed Wellington City Council’s proposed social and affordable housing plan as an example of how to help solve the housing crisis. More >>

Massive reduction in young mums on benefit

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:35 pm | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that the number of teen mums requiring a benefit has fallen significantly since 2009, alongside increased government support to help them and their families lead independent and successful lives. More >>

$800k for new classrooms at Greenmeadows School, Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 12:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Greenmeadows School in Hawke’s Bay, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

Dunne Speaks: What next for civil defence?

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:14 am | Peter Dunne

The 6th anniversary this week of Christchurch’s devastating earthquake, and the horrific fires that have been fringing the city in recent days are timely reminders of the vulnerability we have to natural disasters. One extraordinary constant at ... More >>

Programme to help young offenders get licence

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 11:04 am | New Zealand Government

A programme is being piloted in South Auckland to help 450 young offenders gain a full driver licence, improving road safety and reducing offending. “Gaining a driver licence can help young people turn their lives around, get jobs and move away from ... More >>

Clampdown on rogue employers

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 9:36 am | New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers. More >>

WTO agreement a victory for NZ exporters

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 8:13 am | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) saying it is a big win for New Zealand exporters. More >>

POROPOROAKI: Te Makariini Temara

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:54 pm | The Maori Party

As the curtain raises on this year’s Te Matatini 2017, it is with a sad heart the Māori Party lament the passing of Mātaatua elder and kapa haka exponent Te Makariini Temara. More >>

Customs Minister to meet Chinese counterpart

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner will travel to Beijing this week to discuss a joint work programme with her Chinese counterpart. More >>

Otago Station Sale a Case of One Law for Rich Foreigners

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

Questions must be asked about the mystery American buyer of an Otago cattle station, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

English’s housing crisis has pushed banks to the limits

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:52 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

S&P’s report on the New Zealand banking system warns the banks are having to slow new lending, which will slow the construction of desperately needed houses, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Brett Hudson welcomes investment in Raroa Normal School

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 1:49 pm | New Zealand National Party

National List MP based in Ōhāriu, Brett Hudson, is very pleased with today’s announcement of a $1.1 million investment in new classrooms for Raroa Normal Intermediate School. More >>

MP For Ōhāriu Welcomes Investment In Raroa School

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:37 pm | United Future NZ Party

MP for Ohariu, Hon Peter Dunne, has today welcomed the announcement from Associate Minister of Education, Hon Nikki Kaye that the Government will invest over $1 million to build new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School in Wellington. More >>

Big improvements in bobby calf welfare

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new report showing a major improvement in bobby calf welfare last year. More >>

$1.1m for new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 12:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Around $1.1 million will be invested to build two new classrooms at Raroa Normal Intermediate School in Wellington, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. More >>

12,000 New Zealanders join call for safe, swimmable rivers

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:34 am | Green Party

Who: Green MP Catherine Delahunty will show a list of 12,000 names we have collected on our Swimmable Rivers campaign calling for the standard for freshwater to be raised to ‘swimmable’ from the current standard of ‘wadeable’. More >>

Dates set for Pacific language weeks

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro says Pacific language weeks give all New Zealanders the chance to celebrate our diversity. More >>

Youth & ocean to benefit from new volunteering opportunities

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:03 am | New Zealand Government

Around 750 young people and the marine environment from Northland to Waikato will benefit from a new $475,000 partnership providing youth volunteering opportunities with the Sea Cleaners programme, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. The programme ... More >>

Farmers Will Be Cautious Over False Dairy Price Optimism

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:51 am | New Zealand First Party

It is sad for New Zealand farmers that the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price for Whole Milk Powder has fallen 3.7% to USD3,189 a metric ton, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Canterbury earthquake memorial to be unveiled

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

The sixth anniversary of the February 22 earthquake is a significant moment for Cantabrians and all those affected by the devastating events of that day in 2011. More >>

Sad to see Māori Party playing race card

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 8:55 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little is right to call out the Māori Party, says Labour’s Māori Development Spokesperson Kelvin Davis. More >>

New report shows importance of dairy industry

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 8:45 am | New Zealand Government

A new report launched tonight confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. More >>

Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 5:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 21 February 2017 Media Statement Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal More >>

Fraudster hired despite previous conviction

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Sue Moroney List MP based in Hamilton Transport Spokesperson ACC Assoc. Workplace Relations and Safety More >>

Options and Expectations for Cannabis-based products

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 3:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical organisations clarifying the range of appropriately manufactured cannabis-based products that could be prescribed in New Zealand. More >>

Social bonds not the answer

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:42 pm | Green Party

The Government’s social bond plan to allow foreign companies to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders will put already vulnerable people at further risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

Depreciation rollover relief for quake victims

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 2:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Businesses in the upper South Island and Greater Wellington areas hit by last year’s earthquake and aftershocks will be able to replace assets lost in the earthquake without immediately incurring a tax bill, Revenue Minister Judith Collins said today. More >>

Labour belittles kaupapa…..again

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 1:56 pm | The Maori Party

Andrew Little’s latest attack on the Māori Party confirms he and Labour will deny the need for an independent Māori voice in Parliament, and in so doing, belittle the legacy of all of those who have championed the cause for rangatiratanga since ... More >>

Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you John and IPANZ for hosting this event today. More >>

First social bond to focus on mental health

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Government

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More >>

NZ Like a Disney Wonderland for Foreign Buyers

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:21 pm | New Zealand First Party

Oprah Winfrey might not have bought the property she has been filming the Disney movie ‘ A Wrinkle in Time’ at, but the sale of Hunter Valley Station at Lake Hawea, is yet another iconic property that has disappeared into foreign hands, says ... More >>

National cooking the planet with gas

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:20 pm | Green Party

National is not taking seriously its responsibility to protect future generations and eliminate climate-damaging pollution, despite its high-profile commitment last year to the Paris Climate agreement, the Green Party said today. More >>

PM Inconsistent Over Attack on NZ Super Fund Boss

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 12:18 pm | New Zealand First Party

NZ Superannuation Fund chief executive Adrian Orr must wonder why he has been targeted by the Prime Minister, says New Zealand First and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Energy Minister welcomes IEA review

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:53 am | New Zealand Government

A review of New Zealand’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency (IEA) generally praises our approach while pointing out further opportunities, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says. More >>

New Zealanders demand rivers clean enough to swim in

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:39 am | Green Party

New Zealanders are demanding rivers clean enough to swim in, but the Government is still making excuses for polluters, Green MP Catherine Delahunty will tell a conference of farmers, local government workers, and other water users today. More >>

Speech to NZ Health Symposium, Wellington

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:21 am | New Zealand Government

It’s great to be here with you all today. I’m pleased to see a diverse group of leaders from across the sector, as well as the social sector. More >>

Tribunal to consider protection for rivers

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:19 am | New Zealand Government

A special tribunal has been appointed to consider an application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive rivers, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. More >>

Kids suffering under mental health strain

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:04 am | New Zealand Labour Party

A newly released from the Ministry of Health on the mental health and addictions workforce shows a worryingly large vacancy rate in child and youth mental health services, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. More >>

Flavell supports DreamBig campaign for Māori youth

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:54 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development and Associate Economic Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes a new social media campaign aimed at inspiring Māori youth to think about their aspirations and their future. More >>

Good progress made on new healthy kids target

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target, up 23 per cent on the previous quarter. More >>

Latest health target results – West Coast

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:10 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show West Coast DHB has made good progress, but there’s more to be done. More >>

Lakes DHB makes good progress on new healthy kids target

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show Lakes DHB has made good progress on the raising healthy kids target. More >>

Hutt Valley makes good progress on new healthy kids target

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:09 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show Hutt Valley DHB has made good progress on the raising healthy kids target. More >>

 

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