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Court services returned to Kaikoura

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the return of court services to Kaikoura. The District Court at Kaikoura has held its first hearing since the earthquake with...


Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running...


Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running...


10 facts you need to know about National’s NZ Super Plan

1. In 20 years’ time the entitlement age will start to lift from 65 to 67.2. The Super age will increase by six months every year from July 2037 until...


NZ condemns North Korea’s missile launches

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned in the strongest terms today’s launch of multiple missiles by North Korea. “This decision is highly provocative and deeply detrimental to regional and...


Select committee reports back on RMA Bill

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the Local Government and Environment Committee’s report on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. “This legislation improves New Zealand’s environmental management, helps increase...


Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do

Progressively lifting the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67 is the responsible and fair thing to do for New Zealand, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says."Average...


NZ Superannuation age to lift to 67 in 2040

The Government will progressively lift the age of eligibility for NZ Superannuation from 65 to 67, starting in 20 years’ time, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.“New Zealanders are healthier...


Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

Knowing how to avoid common consumer pitfalls when buying a vehicle has been made simpler, with Consumer Protection’s new motor vehicle information programme launching today, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs...


Minister congratulates successful grant applicants

Minister for Ethnic Communities, Judith Collins congratulates the 62 groups receiving $520,000 from the new Ethnic Communities Development Fund.The contestable Fund is aimed at improving New Zealand’s social cohesion and...