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New regulations for fuel specifications

New regulations for New Zealand’s fuel specifications will support the growth of lower-emission fuels that are better for people, the environment and cars, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins...


Progress on feedback & complaints systems

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the Government is funding two new feedback and complaints systems within the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. “Budget 2017 invests $11.79 million...


World's rarest wading bird releases in Mackenzie Basin

51 black stilt, the world’s rarest wading bird, are being released at Mount Gerald station in the Mackenzie basin today. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the birds will add...


Government delivers on trade access promise

Trade Minister Todd McClay has launched a new online portal and non-tariff barrier (NTB) clearing house to improve Kiwi access to international markets. “The National-led Government is committed to...


Targeted approach to health saving lives

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says that nationwide health targets have had a significant impact on ensuring better, faster and more convenient healthcare for New Zealanders. “Under this Government, the...


Prime Minister thanks Peter Dunne

Prime Minister Bill English today thanked United Future Leader Peter Dunne for his contribution to strong and stable government over the past nine years. “Mr Dunne rang me earlier today...


Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Trades training and apprenticeships are in the spotlight this week as Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston launches Got a Trade? Got it Made! Week...


Labour rail announcement unrealistic

The Labour Party’s adoption of the passenger rail ideas for Waikato and the Bay of Plenty of the Auckland public transport lobby is unrealistic and would be a waste of...


Cheap GP visits for 600,000 more low income New Zealanders

An additional 600,000 lower income New Zealanders will have access to $18 doctor visits under National, as one of the dividends of a strong and growing economy.  National will also...


Encouraging new teachers in South Auckland

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has been granted exemption from the Initial Teacher Education moratorium that’s currently in place, so it can offer teacher training in South Auckland from...