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New IT platform for individual client level data system to be developed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says a new IT solution will be developed for the collection of individual client level data from NGOs as the current system is not...


Speech to Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand Annual Conference

IntroductionIt’s a privilege to be here on what is the 30th anniversary of this annual conference.A milestone such as this is both an opportunity to look back and celebrate where...


Positive outlook for forestry sector

Associate Primaries Industries Minister Louise Upston has welcomed new forecasts showing forestry export revenue set to rise further over the next two financial years. The Ministry for Primary Industries’...


National’s New Lynn candidate selected

Paulo Garcia has been selected by local party members as National’s New Lynn candidate for the 2017 General Election. Mr Garcia is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience. Originally...


New Plymouth Airport asset transfer in the pipeline

The Government and New Plymouth District Council have agreed in principle to transfer New Plymouth Airport to local government ownership, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “The Crown will transfer...


South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow welcome counterparts to New Zealand for the 2017 South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, being held in Auckland. “The South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting will...


Battle of Passchendaele competition opens

Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Bennett has launched the 2017 Battle of Passchendaele multi-media competition.On 12 October 1917 at the World War One Battle of Passchendaele, 845 New Zealanders died, more...


New appointments to Ngārimu VC & 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board

Minister of Education Hekia Parata today announced six appointments to the Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board. Ms Parata says the Board has a rich...


Cyberbullying law holding offenders to account

Legislation passed in 2015 to curb cyber-bullying is effectively weeding out and punishing the worst offenders, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “The Harmful Digital Communications Act made it illegal...


NZ condemns attack in Syria

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the bombing in the northwest of Syria where dozens of people have been killed in a chemical weapons attack.  “I was appalled to...