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$71k for 120 youth development opportunities

Seven youth sector organisations will share a total of $71,000 funding to help provide new youth development opportunities for around 120 young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today....


$8m pay rise for community-based midwives

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives are set to receive their share of an $8 million pay increase. “The Government believes in supporting families, and an important part...


Budget 2017: Family incomes to go up

“The measures in this budget are expected to lift 20,000 households above the threshold for severe housing stress, and reduce the number of children living in families receiving less...


Greenhouse gas emissions decline

The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister...


Investing in our Pacific communities

Investment in Budget 2017 will help improve outcomes for our Pacific communities in New Zealand, Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro says. The Ministry will receive $3 million over four...


$144k for up to 495 new youth development opportunities

Partnerships with InOvation Trust and Te Aratika Creative will see around $144,000 invested to create up to 495 new leadership and mentoring opportunities for young people, Youth Minister Nikki...


Scope of multi-use arena study released

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel are today releasing the Terms of Reference for a pre-feasibility study into a new multi-use arena in...


NZ joins global response to antimicrobial resistance

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett welcome the announcement of New Zealand’s action plan for tackling the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. “Antimicrobial resistance is...


Cathedral Working Group report released

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report.“I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future of the cathedral, and...


Care & support workers’ pay equity legislation passes 1st reading

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill which will ensure 55,000 care and support workers receive their share in a $2 billion pay rise has passed its first reading....