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Extension of report-back date for Havelock North Drinking-Water Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today that the report-back date for the independent Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water has been extended at the request of the Inquiry’s Panel. The Panel,...


Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. Mr Brownlee says the aircraft is deploying in response to...


New graduate nurses find jobs

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says data from the system which matches graduates with employers shows hundreds more nurses are now in mental health services, surgical, and medical areas. The...


Support for NZ China Young Leaders Forum 2017

Funding of $25,000 to support the New Zealand China Young Leaders Forum 2017 was announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.“This one-day forum provides an opportunity to facilitate dialogue, connections...


Goldsmith to visit Australia for science collaboration

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith is today travelling to Australia   to advance science and innovation collaboration between New Zealand and Australia.“It’s great to see that our already extensive collaboration...


Congrats to Special Olympics team

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner say the New Zealand Special Olympics team should be extremely proud of its outstanding results at the...


New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fiji’s border security. New Zealand Customs will provide support and training for the transformation of Fiji’s Revenue and...


China-NZ to collaborate on biomedical research

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the signing of a bilateral cooperation arrangement in biomedical research between New Zealand and China. The...


National picks 2017 Whanganui candidate

Harete Hipango has been selected by local party members as National’s new Whanganui candidate for the 2017 General Election. Ms Hipango was raised and lives in Whanganui, and is mana...


Strengthened links with Chinese schools to be formed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Hon Paul Goldsmith has today announced the opening of the New Zealand China Sister Schools Fund for 2017.Today’s announcement comes as Chinese Premier Li...