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Minister congratulates honours' recipients

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the recipients of the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today. “There are inspiring and committed people working hard every day...


Conservation achievements honoured

The achievements of dedicated conservation workers and volunteers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list released today. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the recipients and...


Speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue

My thanks to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dr John Chipman, and the Singapore Ministry of Defence for what has been a very rewarding event.This forum is one of...


Minister to attend UN Ocean conference

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is to attend the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York this week and will host the UN Secretary General’s launch of ‘The World Ocean...


Minister to attend OECD signing ceremony

Revenue Minister Judith Collins will travel to Europe today to represent New Zealand at a signing ceremony signifying New Zealand’s commitment to the OECD effort against base erosion and...


PM condemns London attack

Prime Minister Bill English has condemned the latest terror attack in London and reiterated New Zealand’s commitment to the international fight against violent extremism.“Too many lives are being taken by...


More social housing coming on board in Tauranga & Papamoa

Almost 220 new social and transitional places are on the way for Tauranga and Papamoa, the Government has today confirmed. “We’re on track to have 68 short term transitional...


Small Business continue to drive economy

Small Business Minister Dean has today welcomed the release of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s 2017 Small Business factsheet. “The factsheet brings together statistics that relate to...


Appointment of Judge of the Court of Appeal

The Honourable Justice Murray Ashley Gilbert has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Justice Gilbert graduated with an LLB from Auckland...


Edgecumbe clean-up teams make good progress

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today visited the clean-up teams in Edgecumbe which have successfully completed their second week of work. “The Government has provided up to $500,000...