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Enduring Power of Attorney forms made easier

The Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry says changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) forms will make them easier to understand and use. “Knowing you can chose people you...


Government prepared to fund priority tourism infrastructure

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has thanked Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for its tourism wish list worth $1.4 billion but rejects that most of these should be funded by Government.LGNZ...


Government invests in women in primary sector

A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister...


Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks. The partnership between the Predator Free NZ...


Agreement in Principle signed with Ngāti Rangi

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Rangi to settle its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today....


New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon...


New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia

New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with Colombia, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The agreement provides opportunities for code-sharing between each nation’s airlines. Under the new...


Whanganui River settlement passes third reading

The House of Representatives has passed Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill through its third reading today. “Whanganui Iwi has fought for recognition of its relationship with...


Tertiary council reappointments announced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Hon Paul Goldsmith has today announced seven reappointments to the governing councils of six institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). “I welcome the...


$5.5m available for new tourism infrastructure

Applications are open for up to $5.5 million in extra funding to help regional communities respond to visitor growth through new tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced...