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National lays out conditions for second Family Incomes Package

The National Party will commit to implementing a further Family Incomes Package in the next term of government, subject to certain fiscal conditions being met. “Our strong economy means the...


Pre-Election Fiscal Update 2017

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “The softer...


Slightly softer growth expected in PREFU

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “The...


2017 International Leadership Award recipients

Four recipients of the 2017 Minister for Youth’s International Leadership Award were announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.“This award supports outstanding young New Zealanders to access an international opportunity...


Eco-sanctuary to be created on Farewell Spit

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today announced an eco-sanctuary will be created on Farewell Spit in a partnership between DOC and natural health and wellness retailer HealthPost. Ms Barry says...


New consenting regime to speed up UFB access

A new regime that makes it quicker and easier for people living down shared driveways or in apartment complexes to connect to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) has begun, Communications Minister...


Multi-Use Arena study released

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner has today released the pre-feasibility report for a Multi-Use Arena in Christchurch. The report considers the viability of an arena and outlines...


Law changed to support grocery stores

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. Associate...


Refresh for Crown-Council cost share

A proposed refresh of elements of the Cost Sharing Agreement (CSA) between the Crown and Christchurch City Council is another positive step toward increased local ownership and leadership, Minister supporting...


Gate to Plate pop-up builds on success of another sell-out event

Rimutaka Prison’s Gate to Plate event has been a tremendous success with more than 240 people visiting the prison for dinner, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. “In its fifth...