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Ministerial Advisory Group on trade announced

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced the formation of a Ministerial Advisory Group on trade to ensure the public is better informed on trade issues. The Ministerial Advisory Group...


$27m boost for MFAT resources

Trade Minister Todd McClay says an additional $27 million will be invested in improving access to international markets for New Zealand exporters and to help more of them succeed...


New landlord for 1140 Tauranga HNZ tenants

From next month, Accessible Properties will take over 1138 social houses and tenancies owned by Housing New Zealand. “This is the first regional, large-scale transfer of Government-owned social houses...


New drought measurement index launched

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the launch of a new tool to monitor drought in New Zealand’s regions. Developed by NIWA with the support of the...


New Zealand to open new embassy in Ireland

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open an embassy in Dublin, Ireland. “New Zealand and Ireland enjoy a very warm relationship which is underpinned by...


NZ to open High Commission in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "Establishing a High Commission in Colombo is a sign of New Zealand’s...


Speech to International Business Forum and Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Good morning.Can I start by thanking the International Business Forum and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event.And can I acknowledge your guests and my ministerial colleagues.In particular...


PM launches ambitious trade agenda

Prime Minister Bill English has today launched New Zealand’s updated trade strategy, Trade Agenda 2030, and reiterated the Government’s commitment to free trade.The Prime Minister has also announced the Government’s...


Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen...


Coleman to visit Melbourne

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is travelling to Melbourne to take part in a meeting of Health Ministers. Dr Coleman will attend the Council of...