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Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says he’s pleased recovery agencies have listened to the concerns of businesses and residents about the city’s transport plan. On Monday,...


Haast welcomes the return of tokoeka kiwi

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says 11 of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi have been returned home to the Haast Kiwi Sanctuary today. “These young tokoeka kiwi were removed from Haast...


Views being sought on suicide prevention

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released the draft suicide prevention strategy for consultation. “Suicidal behaviour affects a significant number of people every year, and has substantial impacts on...


Taumarunui court upgrade underway

Work is underway on the most significant upgrade to the Taumarunui courthouse in 40 years, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “The $1.4 million upgrade includes interior redecoration, exterior surface...


Community groups able to apply for grants

From today communities will be able to apply for $12.5 million of grant funding for the projects and organisations that matter to them most says Community and Voluntary Sector...


World leading early childhood curriculum modernised

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today released the update of New Zealand’s world leading early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki. “First published in 1996, Te Whāriki is highly regarded here...


Marsden Fund Assessment Report released

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released a new report which details a number of measures to ensure that the Marsden Fund, the Government’s premier fund for...


Twenty additional police bases to go 24/7

Today’s announcement by Police about where the additional 880 sworn officers will be stationed means over 200,000 more New Zealanders will be covered by a 24/7 Police presence.“All New Zealanders...


Independent review of MSD’s individual client level data system

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced details of the independent review into MSD’s individual client level data IT system. “It’s important clients and providers have confidence that their...


More Police for every district

Police Minister Paula Bennett has today welcomed an announcement about where frontline officers will be based under the Government’s Safer Communities package.“In February this year we announced a $503 million...