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Rotorua scheduled in Housing Accords Act

The Rotorua Lakes district has been added to Schedule 1 of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (HASHAA) Act 2013, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says....


Dean Whiting appointed to NZ Arts Council

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has appointed Wellingtonian Dean Whiting of Te Whanau a Apanui descent to the Arts Council of New Zealand. “Dean’s significant knowledge of...


National commits an extra $120m to Chch arena

A new National government will contribute an extra $120 million toward the construction of a Multi-Use Arena in Christchurch, taking the Government’s total contribution to $179 million. “A new stadium...


Next step in Bowel Screening Programme rollout

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced that Homecare Medical have been selected as the coordination services provider for the National Bowel Screening Programme. “The announcement of the provider...


Te Papa Board reappointments announced

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced the reappointment of two current members of Te Papa’s board, Lady Dayle Mace and Paul Majurey, for a further one-year term....


New partnership to provide social record platform for young people

A new partnership to help young people showcase their skills and competencies to prospective employers and others was announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. “Many of our young...


110km/h speed limits for selected roads

Motorists will now be able to travel up to 110 kilometres per hour on some of New Zealand’s key expressways, made possible by the Government’s significant investment in new and...


New transport App for Queenstown

The first free and open Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Marketplace app, Choice, has been launched in Queenstown today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.“Mobility as a Service is a new...


New direct purchasing of services trial

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new trial will start next week for direct purchasing and brokerage of services for children and young people in care or at risk...


Regulations for real estate agents updated

Regulations governing the education and training of real estate agents have been updated to reflect new qualifications. Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says the changes to the Real Estate...