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Government responds to Productivity Commission on social services

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has today released the full Government response to the Productivity Commission’s report on More Effective Social Services. “The Government is well-aligned with the Productivity Commission’s...


DOC funded to protect and enhance conservation estate

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is fully able to do its job of protecting precious native species while also managing the increasing number of tourists coming to New...


New North Road construction underway

The construction of 100 new homes on land formerly set aside by NZTA for roading can now begin, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today at the sod-turning in...


Sister School fund recipients announced

Ten schools across New Zealand will receive assistance to deepen their China sister school relationships, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith announced in Beijing today. The New...


Progress for education in Havelock North and Hawke’s Bay

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that the Ministry of Education will work with schools and communities to develop an Area Strategy for the Havelock North/Hastings area, as well...


Coleman to attend WHO and WADA meetings

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) meeting. “I will be leaving tomorrow...


Minister welcomes MSD’s client level data system independent review

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed today’s release of the independent review into MSD’s individual client level data IT system. “It’s vital clients and providers have confidence that...


Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction...


Launch of Crown Building Project

Thank you Ashley Church and can I thank the Property Institute for hosting this event.  I would also like to acknowledge: Adrienne Young-Cooper, Board Chair of Housing NZ Andrew...


Govt to build 34,000 new houses for Auckland

The Government today has announced a Crown land and building programme that will see tens of thousands of new houses built in Auckland over the next decade. Social Housing Minister...