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Leading the way on electric vehicles

National believes in using the opportunities we have now to benefit all of us down the track.  We’re setting ambitious targets across the board and taking action to tackle climate...


New HOM to Ethiopia and the African Union

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced Mark Ramsden will be New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union “Our relationship with Ethiopia and the African Union...


McClay - Government approves TPP11 mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets. Trade Minister Todd McClay says New...


A busy and productive year in the House

Leader of the House Simon Bridges says this afternoon’s adjournment of Parliament brings to an end an extremely busy legislative year. “Parliament sat for 57 days this year, passing...


$9m redevelopment of Mana College, Porirua

Around $9 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. Minister Kaye visited the school this...


Prisoners complete 11 million hours of Industry, Treatment and Learning

Eleven million hours of rehabilitation, education, employment and constructive activities have been completed by prisoners in the last financial year, as part of the Working Prisons initiative, says Corrections...


Microbeads to be banned in New Zealand

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Microbeads pose...


National selects Clutha-Southland candidate

Hamish Walker has tonight been selected by local party members as National’s 2017 Clutha-Southland candidate. Mr Walker, 32, lives in the Clutha-Southland electorate with his partner Penny and has a...


New bill updates military justice system

A bill that will update and better align the military justice system with the New Zealand criminal justice system was introduced to Parliament yesterday. The Military Justice Legislation Amendment...


KiwiSaver HomeStart continues to grow

KiwiSaver HomeStart is playing an increasing role in helping home buyers purchase their first property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The second full year of the...