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Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing. Earlier this year the Government announced a...


Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction...


$4.25m for PM’s sport scholarships recipients

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Sport Scholarships. “The Prime Minister’s Scholarships provide financial assistance to outstanding athletes, coaches, officials...


Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Hei

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Hei settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. “Ngāti Hei...


Social Workers Registration Legislation Bill passes first reading

Mandatory registration for social workers is a step closer today with the Bill passing its first reading in Parliament, says Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne...


Annual review of Regeneration Act tabled

An annual review confirms the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Act 2016 is working appropriately and flexibly, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The review, presented to the House...


Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council reappointments

ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced four reappointments to the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council. “The Council represents the motorcycling community and has a vital role to advise ACC on safety...


Leading the way on electric vehicles

National believes in using the opportunities we have now to benefit all of us down the track.  We’re setting ambitious targets across the board and taking action to tackle climate...


New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union “Our relationship with Ethiopia and the African Union...


McClay - Government approves TPP11 mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets. Trade Minister Todd McClay says New...