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McClay says time is right for trade deal with four amigos

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he believes the time is right to launch trade talks with Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia as part of the Government’s push for better...


Beginning of Eid

Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid ul-Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament next week, Minister...


Reforms to EQC Act announced

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee have today announced plans to simplify and improve the EQC scheme for New Zealanders. “EQC...


South Frame home to NZ’s first ‘Raining Poetry’

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today opened the Mollett Street block of Christchurch’s South Frame, which includes new laneways, people-friendly public spaces and New Zealand’s first ‘Raining...


Minister to travel to Cuba and Colombia

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Cuba to meet with his counterpart before attending the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia. On June 27, Mr Brownlee will visit...


PM Bill English's speech to the 2017 National Party Conference

Thank you for that generous welcome. Delegates, Cabinet colleagues, MPs, fellow National Party members. Isn’t New Zealand a great place to live? We’ve got a strong economy. More New Zealanders...


National launches first 2017 election video

National launched the first of its 2017 election videos at its annual conference in Wellington today. “National will continue to strengthen the New Zealand economy under the leadership of Bill...


English sets vision for New Zealand in the 2020s

National Party leader Bill English today outlined his vision to take New Zealand into the 2020s and his key priorities for the next Parliamentary term – including further raising incomes...


High tech approach to improve safety on SH1 at Moeraki Boulders

Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has today announced that a new high tech warning system, which will help to improve road safety, has been installed on State Highway...


Canterbury construction still strong

Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Construction Activity focuses...