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Lease paves way for major regeneration projects

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming a lease agreement that will open up almost 70 hectares of land for key regeneration projects in Waimakariri. Sixty eight...


NZ deployment to Korean Peninsula extended

New Zealand’s commitment to the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) in South Korea will be extended for a further two years to 31 August 2019, Defence Minister...


Concerns at Japan’s commercial whaling signal

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s concerned that Japan is driving towards overturning the long-standing global moratorium on commercial whaling. “New Zealand is extremely disappointed that Japan has passed new...


Land regulation drives Auckland house prices

Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56 per cent of the cost of an average house in Auckland according to a new research report quantifying the impact...


$280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund open

The $280,000 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund is open for applications, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This fund is about encouraging and supporting city, district and regional councils...


Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

The ASB Theatre Complex in Blenheim will receive additional Government funding of $900,000, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I am pleased to announce the Government...


Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 45 new frontline corrections officers to the team. The latest cohort graduating at a ceremony in Wellington today includes officers from...


Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. “The Ministry for Women has spoken...


More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits....


New disability system a step closer

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support system. “The co-design group, which...