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NZ confident of plain packaging WTO case

Trade Minister Todd McClay and Associate Health Minister Nicki Wagner say we have been working closely with Australia in the fight for tobacco plain packaging laws and believe the...


Wilding pines control work nears million hectare mark

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say wilding pines control work has nearly reached its first year target of a million hectares.“20 per cent of New...


Taking businesses on digital readiness journey

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the launch of a digital assessment tool co-developed by social enterprise Digital Journey and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. “Digital...


Techweek’17 to encourage global thinking

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the start of Techweek’17, a nationwide event that will showcase New Zealand-grown technology and innovation to the world. The annual events kicks off...


New Corrections officers welcomed

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed 40 new Corrections officers who have completed training. The recruits graduated at a ceremony in Wellington yesterday and will now return to prison...


Minister to attend counter-Daesh meeting in Europe

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell will tomorrow travel to Copenhagen to attend the Defeat-ISIS Defence Ministerial Meeting.The meeting will be on 9 May and is Mr Mitchell’s first international engagement as...


Final call to enter the Green Ribbon Awards

Entries to the 27th annual Green Ribbon Awards are set to close next Wednesday and all unsung environment and conservation heroes are being encouraged to step forward.“We’ve had some fantastic...


Appointments to the National Infrastructure Advisory Board announced

Finance Minister Steven Joyce today announced the reappointment of Margaret Devlin, Edward Guy, and Carl Hansen to the National Infrastructure Advisory Board (NIAB).NIAB provides independent expert advice to the National...


Building 43 new homes for Hamilton

Forty-three new two-bedroom houses will be built in Hamilton by the end of July, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has announced. “Hamilton is experiencing a rapid growth in demand...


$15m Grey Lynn School redevelopment underway

Education Minister Nikki Kaye was delighted to attend a sod turning ceremony this morning to mark the start of the redevelopment of Grey Lynn School in Auckland. “This project...