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Volunteers out in force as election signs go up

Today marks another milestone in the 2017 general election as the first election signs go up across the country, Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says. “Despite the atrocious weather conditions in...


Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who is conducting an official visit to New Zealand. “Japan is an increasingly...


Labour’s “fresh approach” already stale

The Labour Party’s “fresh approach” in the 2017 election campaign is fast becoming a stale repeat of its 2014 and even its 2011 campaign, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce...


$30k to provide 150 mentoring opportunities

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $30,000 of funding towards mentoring initiatives aimed at encouraging young people to explore potential career paths, develop career-related skills and transition to successful...


New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Nature Heritage Fund Committee. Jan Riddell (Winton) and Dr Gerry McSweeney (South Westland) have been...


Over a million contacts made to Telehealth

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over a million contacts have now been made to the country's telehealth provider for advice on health issues as well as mental health and...


Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin

Work is set to start next month on a cycleway through central Dunedin that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says....


DOC plans for Auckland Islands predator eradication

The Department of Conservation is progressing plans to eradicate introduced predators on the Auckland Islands in the Subantarctic, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. A specialist team has been established...


Funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1 million in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced in Oban today....


Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley have officially opened the Waiau temporary accommodation village for Hurunui residents whose homes were damaged in...