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Gang Crackdown Welcome And Overdue

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 2:34 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT welcomes the Government cracking down on gangs and the introduction of ACT’s policies to do it. After five years of Labour cuddling criminals and ignoring victims, it’s time for gangs to see consequences for their actions,” says ACT Justice ... More >>

Government Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 11:24 am | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is restoring law and order by providing police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs, says Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police Minister Mark Mitchell. “Over the last five years gangs have recruited more than ... More >>

Northland’s New Kāeo Bridge Officially Open

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simeon Brown has welcomed the official opening of the new State Highway 10 (SH10) Kāeo Bridge, which will improve safety and traffic flow for people heading to and from the Far North. “This is an important piece of infrastructure ... More >>

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Government Grants $6.6 Million To Clean Up Old Landfill Sites

Saturday, 24 February 2024, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has granted $6.6 million to clean up four historic New Zealand landfill and dump sites vulnerable to extreme weather events and coastal erosion. At the BlueGreens Forum in Paihia today Environment Minister Penny Simmonds said that the Contaminated ... More >>

Dry Weather Triggers Extra Support For Farmers And Growers Across The Top Of The South Island

Friday, 23 February 2024, 5:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government is providing support for farmers and growers as dry conditions worsen across the top of the South Island. “Conditions on the ground across the Marlborough, Tasman, and Nelson districts are now extremely dry and likely to get ... More >>

Trade Minister Heads To Abu Dhabi For Key WTO Negotiations

Friday, 23 February 2024, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) today, to take up his role as Vice Chair of the negotiations. The Ministerial Conference is the ... More >>

Appointment Round For King’s Counsel Announced

Friday, 23 February 2024, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Minister Judith Collins KC Attorney-General   Attorney-General Judith Collins today announced an appointment round for King’s Counsel will take place in 2024. Appointments of King’s Counsel are made by the Governor-General on the ... More >>

Retiring Chief Of Navy Thanked For His Service

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:47 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Judith Collins has thanked the Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral David Proctor, for his service as he retires from the Royal New Zealand Navy after 37 years. Rear Admiral Proctor will retire on 16 May to take up an employment opportunity in ... More >>

Indonesian Vice President To Visit New Zealand

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:41 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Foreign Affairs Indonesia’s Vice President Ma’ruf Amin will visit New Zealand next week, the first here by an Indonesian leader since 2018, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced. ... More >>

Government Boost To Fight Against Caulerpa

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Hoggard Minister for Biosecurity The battle to contain the fast-spreading exotic caulerpa seaweed has today received a $5 million boost to accelerate the development of removal techniques, says Biosecurity Minister Andrew Hoggard. “The time is now ... More >>

ACT Welcomes Govt’s New Support For Ukraine

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 3:40 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT welcomes the Foreign Minister’s announcement of additional support for Ukraine as we approach the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion,” says ACT Defence spokesman Mark Cameron. “Vladimir Putin’s aggression against a sovereign ... More >>

Minister Attending Australian Data, Digital Meeting

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 2:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Judith Collins KC Minister for Digitising Government Minister for Digitising Government Judith Collins is in Sydney to attend the first Data and Digital Ministers’ Meeting of 2024. “This is a great opportunity to connect with our Australian counterparts ... More >>

Appointments To Antarctica New Zealand Board

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 1:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Minister of Foreign Affairs   Foreign Minister Winston Peters has appointed Leon Grice and Heather Simpson to serve on the Antarctica New Zealand board. “Since taking office, the Coalition Government has become concerned ... More >>

Strengthening The Single Economic Market

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 1:23 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicola Willis Minister of Finance Finance Minister Nicola Willis has met with Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers to discuss the opportunities to lower business costs and increase the ease with which businesses and people can operate across the ... More >>

Government To Address Business Payment Practices

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 1:15 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Andrew Bayly Minister for Small Business and Manufacturing The Government will repeal the Business Payment Practices Act 2023, Small Business and Manufacturing Minister Andrew Bayly announced today. “There is a major problem with large market ... More >>

Greater Focus On Work Will Reduce Child Poverty

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

Worsening child poverty rates support the Coalition Government’s focus on reducing the cost of living and getting people into work, Child Poverty Reduction Minister Louise Upston says. Figures released by Stats NZ today show child poverty rates have ... More >>

NZ Announces New Support For Ukraine

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 10:11 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins have marked two years since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by announcing further support and sanctions, and extending our military assistance. “Russia launched its illegal, ... More >>

Fees-free Does Nothing To Lift Participation From Low-income Groups

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:49 am | ACT New Zealand

“While questioning the Tertiary Education Commission in this week’s Parliament’s Education and Workforce Committee, I was told there is ‘no discernible evidence’ the previous Government’s fees-free scheme has improved participation from low ... More >>

Finalists Of Ahuwhenua Trophy Announced

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:44 am | New Zealand Government

Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka announced the two finalists for this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy at Parliament yesterday. “I am pleased to see such a high calibre of Māori dairy farms featured as finalists this year,” Mr Potaka says. The finalists ... More >>

Finance Minister To Meet Australian Treasurer

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Nicola Willis will travel to Australia today to meet her Australian counterpart, Treasurer Jim Chalmers. “New Zealand and Australia have an incredibly strong trade and investment relationship. The Closer Economic Relations and Single ... More >>

PM Shocked And Saddened At Death Of Efeso Collins

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:57 am | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Christopher Luxon Prime Minister “I am truly shocked and saddened at the news of Efeso Collins’ sudden death,” Prime Minister Christopher Luxon says. “Efeso was a good man, always friendly and kind, and a true champion and advocate ... More >>

Labour Saddened By News Of Fa’anānā Efeso Collins

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:48 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party is devastated by news of Green MP and long-time Labour member Fa’anānā Efeso Collins, who died during a charity event this morning. “I first met Efeso when he was President of the Auckland Student Association in 1999. We connected because ... More >>

Statement From The Co-leaders Of The Green Party On The Death Of Efeso Collins

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 10:31 am | Green Party

It is with profound shock and sadness that we can confirm that Green Party MP Efeso Collins has died. “We are absolutely devastated. A beautiful family has lost a dedicated father, husband, and community leader. “The news today has come as a ... More >>

Greater Support For Social Workers

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 5:48 pm | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is enhancing the professionalism of the social work sector and supporting the vulnerable people who rely on them, Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston says. The Social Workers Registration Legislation Amendment ... More >>

Cyclone Recovery Taskforce Concludes

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Government

The Cyclone Recovery Taskforce has been wound down with responsibilities transferred to the Cyclone Recovery Unit, Emergency Management and Recovery Minister Mark Mitchell says. “In making this decision, we have considered how the recovery structures ... More >>

Barbara Edmonds To Take On Finance Role

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:44 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Mana MP Barbara Edmonds will take over the Finance portfolio following Grant Robertson’s retirement, Labour Leader Chris Hipkins announced today. “Barb has a background as a specialist tax lawyer and is a formidable Parliamentarian with experience across ... More >>

Grant Robertson To Retire From Parliament

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 11:40 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour List MP and former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Grant Robertson will retire from Parliament next month, and later in the year take up the position of Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago. “I am extremely grateful for the ... More >>

Government Delivers Greater Freedom And Choice For Sick New Zealanders

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

The coalition government is delivering on its commitment to making principled decisions by getting rid of red tape that doesn’t make sense and allowing sick New Zealanders greater freedom and choice to purchase effective cold and flu medicines. More >>

ACT Welcomes Step Toward Real Consequences For Benefit Exploitation

Monday, 19 February 2024, 4:16 pm | ACT New Zealand

“ACT is welcoming the Social Development Minister’s move to set out stronger expectations for the use of benefit sanctions,” says ACT spokesperson for Social Development Dr Parmjeet Parmar. “Benefit sanctions are a crucial lever to deal ... More >>

Benefit Sanctions Will Punish People Who Need Support

Monday, 19 February 2024, 3:53 pm | Green Party

The National-led Government’s plans to arbitrarily increase benefit sanctions will have a lasting impact on the people who need our support the most. “Today’s announcement confirms the Government’s goal of pushing more people into poverty ... More >>

Government Begins Reset Of Welfare System

Monday, 19 February 2024, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition government is taking early action to curb the surge in welfare dependency that occurred under the previous government by setting out its expectations around employment and the use of benefit sanctions, Social Development and Employment Minister ... More >>

NZDF’s Unlawful Covid Mandate Shows Need To Open Up Royal Commission

Monday, 19 February 2024, 12:20 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Court of Appeal’s ruling against the Defence Force’s vaccination mandate demonstrates the need to open up the independent Covid inquiry,” says ACT Justice and Health spokesman Todd Stephenson. “Jacinda Ardern stressed the independence ... More >>

Hon Christopher Luxon, Prime Minister - State of the Nation

Sunday, 18 February 2024, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

Ka nui te mihi kia koutou. Kia ora, good morning, talofa, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, da jia hao, namaste, sat sri akal, assalamu alaikum. Thank you for coming to my first State of the Nation as Prime Minister. Thank you for coming to a speech where I don’t ... More >>

Labour Member’s Bill Supports Local Democracy

Friday, 16 February 2024, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Local Electoral (Abolition of the Ratepayer Roll) Amendment Bill will level the playing field of local democracy by removing the ability for those with multiple properties to vote multiple times, said MP for Ōhāriu Greg O’Connor. “Local ... More >>

West Coast Tourism Attractions Officially Open

Friday, 16 February 2024, 11:07 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Regional Development Regional Development Minister Shane Jones will attend the official opening of two highly anticipated tourism projects on the West Coast today – Pike29 Memorial Track, dedicated to the memory of the ... More >>

Parliament To Vote On New Protection Against Stalking, Harassment Of Company Directors

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:31 am | ACT New Zealand

ACT MP Laura Trask has welcomed the drawing of a bill to protect the privacy of company directors. The Companies (Address Information) Amendment Bill, sponsored by Labour’s Deborah Russell, replicates the purpose of Trask’s own members’ ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill

Friday, 16 February 2024, 10:12 am | Office of the Clerk

The Chairperson of the Health Committee is calling for public submissions on the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) (Improving Mental Health Outcomes) Amendment Bill. The bill would amend the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022. It would define the Mental ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Inquiry Into The 2023 General Election

Friday, 16 February 2024, 9:58 am | Justice Committee

The Justice Committee has opened an inquiry into the 2023 General Election and is now seeking public submissions. The committee has issued the following terms of reference for the inquiry: Scope The inquiry will examine the law and administrative procedures ... More >>

Independent Ferry Service Advisory Group In Place

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Appointments to the Ministerial Advisory Group tasked with providing independent advice and assurance on the future of KiwiRail’s inter-island ferry service have been made, State Owned Enterprises Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “It’s important ... More >>

Joint Statement From The Prime Ministers Of Australia, Canada, And New Zealand

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Christopher Luxon Prime Minister The Prime Ministers of Australia, Canada and New Zealand today issued the following statement on reports of Israel’s planned military operation in Rafah. We are gravely concerned by indications that Israel ... More >>

Members Bill To Remove GST From Kai, Pulled From Ballot

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:17 pm | The Maori Party

Te Pāti Māori co-leader and Member for Waiariki, Rawiri Waititi is ecstatic his members bill to remove GST from kai has been drawn from the ballot. “For the last three-years Te Pāti Māori have been calling on the previous and current governments ... More >>

Fairer Taxation Of ACC Payments Through National MP’s Bill

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 1:09 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Income Tax (ACC Payments) Amendment Bill, drawn today, would ensure those who receive lump sum ACC payments are not unfairly taxed, says National MP for Ilam Hamish Campbell. “Currently, almost all lump sum ACC payments are taxed in the income ... More >>

Govt Will Deliver On Expanded Breast Screening

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 11:44 am | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government has made the first steps in delivering on its promise to extend free breast screening to women aged 70-74, Health Minister Shane Reti says. More >>

Government Announces Woolshed Roadshows In Support Of Sheep Farmers

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 11:33 am | New Zealand Government

The Government celebrates National Lamb Day (15 February 24) and congratulates sheep farmers on the high-quality products they continue to produce. More >>

New Parliament Tours Showcase Art Of Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:31 am | Parliamentary Service

Discover the history of Parliament’s art with new tours that everyone in your whānau can enjoy. Parliament has two new art tours to showcase some of the work from the Parliamentary Collection. If you’ve ever wanted to know about the artworks ... More >>

Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand For The Six Months Ended 31 December 2023

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 10:12 am | The Treasury

Please find attached the Interim Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the six months ended 31 December 2023. More >>

Speech: Address To The NZ Economics Forum

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 9:21 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicola Willis Minister of Finance It’s great to be back at the New Zealand Economics Forum. I would like to acknowledge everyone here today for your expertise and contribution, especially the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the Waikato Management ... More >>

Government Tackling High Construction Costs

Thursday, 15 February 2024, 8:15 am | New Zealand Government

The Government is focused on reducing sky-high construction costs to make it more affordable to build a home, Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk says. Stats NZ data shows the cost of building a house has increased by 41 per cent since 2019, ... More >>

Cost Of Living Support For Beneficiary Households

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:28 am | New Zealand Government

The coalition government is delivering on its commitment to ease the cost-of-living by increasing main benefit rates in line with inflation and ensuring the Minimum Family Tax Credit threshold remains aligned with this change, Social Development ... More >>

Labour’s Three Waters Legislation Repealed

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 10:24 am | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government’s legislative plan to address longstanding issues with local water infrastructure and service delivery took an important step today, with the repeal of Labour’s divisive and unpopular Three Waters legislation, Local Government ... More >>

Government Announces Agriculture Delegations To Better Support Primary Sector

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 6:24 pm | New Zealand Government

The coalition Government has announced ministerial delegations to support key areas across the Primary sector to deliver for New Zealand’s food and fiber sector, Agriculture Minister Todd McClay announced today. “I will be supported in my roles as Minister ... More >>

Waikato MoU Reinforces Govt’s Commitment To Increase NZ Doctors

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 12:42 pm | New Zealand Government

The Government has taken an important step forward in addressing a critical shortage of New Zealand-trained doctors, with today’s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a third medical school, Minister of Health Dr Shane Reti has announced. “Today’s ... More >>

Retirement Commission Undermining Its Duty To Future Generations -ACT

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 12:42 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The Retirement Commission’s political campaigning on the Super age undermines its aim of improving financial futures for New Zealanders,” says ACT MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar. “It’s essential that young New Zealanders are given realistic expectations ... More >>

Three Waters Repeal A Victory For Local Control

Monday, 12 February 2024, 6:10 pm | ACT New Zealand

“The announcement of legislation to repeal Three Waters is symbolic of a broader change in direction, away from the centralising instincts of Labour and back toward empowering local communities,” says ACT Infrastructure and Local Government spokesman ... More >>

Every Ratepayer To Pay More Under National’s Plan For Water Services

Monday, 12 February 2024, 6:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

It is now certain that New Zealand ratepayers will pay higher rates with the Government confirming it has no plan to help councils deal with ageing water infrastructure, Local Government spokesperson Kieran McAnulty said. “The Government’s confirmation ... More >>

Government Advances Local Water Done Well

Monday, 12 February 2024, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is continuing work to restore council ownership and control of water assets by repealing Three Waters and appointing a Technical Advisory Group to provide expert advice on the implementation of Local Water Done Well, Local Government ... More >>

Budget Will Be Delivered On 30 May

Monday, 12 February 2024, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Plans to deliver tax relief to hard-working New Zealanders, rebuild business confidence and restore the Crown’s finances to order will be unveiled on 30 May, Finance Minister Nicola Willis says. More >>

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 >>




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