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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...


Further funding to increase teacher numbers

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a $3 million package to help increase teacher numbers, with a focus on Auckland. “I’ve looked closely at teacher supply and listened to what...


Growing number of Communities of Learning

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says two thirds of children and young people are benefiting from their schools and early childhood education providers working together as Communities of Learning.“I’m pleased to...


New partnerships to deliver 620 new youth development opportunities

New partnerships to support DINE Academy Boot Camps and the Limitless Programme will see more than $425,000 invested to create over 600 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki...


PM saddened at passing of Sir Colin Meads

Prime Minister Bill English has acknowledged the passing of All Black great Sir Colin Meads.“This is a sad day for New Zealand rugby and for New Zealand,” Mr English says.“I...