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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...


Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats,...


$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says...


Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, at...


New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways...