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$231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Board’s approval of $231 million of improvements to the 60km section of State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro. “The...


$231m of improvements for SH1 around Kaikoura

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency Board’s approval of $231 million of improvements to the 60km section of State Highway 1 between Clarence and Oaro....


New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen

Newly appointed members to the Major Events Investment Panel will widen its breadth of knowledge, particularly in business and events, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.   Three new...


$2.1m to support Raising Healthy Kids target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says $2.1 million over two years will be pumped into selected DHBs to help families support their children’s healthy growth and development. “Childhood obesity can...


Focus moves to recovery as clean-up from floods begins

As water recedes throughout flood-impacted areas of the South Island, Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has praised the efforts of those who were involved in the response to...


Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

The Government will co-invest up to $600 million alongside local councils and private investors in network infrastructure for big new housing developments through a re-purposed ultra-fast broadband company, Finance Minister...


First Transport Project in Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan Nears Completion

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first of three tourism-related transport projects in the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti region is nearing completion. “The Horoera Bridge leading to the historic East Cape lighthouse...


Women embracing rebuild opportunities

The number of women working in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled since the quakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. This week’s Greater Christchurch Dashboard...


McClay to Thailand for high-level trade talks

Trade Minister Todd McClay will make the first official visit to Thailand by a New Zealand Minister since 2013 to engage with key ministers and business leaders on trade....


Volunteers out in force as election signs go up

Today marks another milestone in the 2017 general election as the first election signs go up across the country, Campaign Chairman Steven Joyce says. “Despite the atrocious weather conditions in...