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First innovation institute opened in China

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today opened New Zealand’s first innovation institute in Hangzhou, China, a key step towards developing stronger research links with Chinese researchers. “China is...


Pressure injury prevention & management guide

The launch of national guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries is being welcomed by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and ACC Minister Michael...


Multi-million dollar safety upgrade for Lyttelton Tunnel

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced work is set to begin on a multi-million dollar fire deluge system that will improve safety and reduce the risk of lengthy closures...


Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

Temporary homes will be moved on to the Whakatāne Holiday Park and next to flood-damaged homes while properties in the Edgecumbe area are repaired, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne...


Minister announces NZSO appointments

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today the appointment of two new members to the board of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), as well as the...


Dubai Expo 2020 to bring major benefits to NZ

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says attending Dubai 2020 will provide significant economic and entrepreneurial benefits that Kiwi businesses should take advantage of.Mr Brownlee has today released the Cabinet paper and...


Mitchell to attend Trans-Tasman Justice meeting

Associate Minister of Justice Mark Mitchell travels to Melbourne today to attend the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council (LCCSC).The LCCSC is a joint-ministerial council which helps maintain an Australian...


Primary industry workforce growing - report

Support service roles are helping to increase employment opportunities in primary sector industries, a new report shows. Overall, employment in primary sector industries increased by 5400 between 2012 and...


Heritage NZ and Maori Heritage Council changes

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of four new members to the Heritage New Zealand Board and to the Māori Heritage Council. “The new...


Cycle share schemes for Auckland and Christchurch being considered

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says current investigations into cycle share schemes in both Auckland and Christchurch shows the increasingly significant contribution cycling is now making to our transport system....