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Science Board appointment announced

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew McLeod to the Science Board for a term of three years. The Science Board is responsible...


Government releases review of waste disposal levy

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy.The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will return the greatest...


Budget 2017: Further $3 million investment in Bay of Plenty schools

Budget 2017 has already provided for around $30 million to increase capacity in Bay of Plenty and today Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced a further $3 million will...


Law to save lives in earthquakes takes effect

New laws requiring the identification and upgrade of earthquake prone buildings come into effect this week, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Earthquakes are New Zealand’s biggest...


New plan to protect sea lions

A new Threat Management Plan released today will help protect endangered New Zealand sea lions, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say.The New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka...


Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a preservative...


Climate Change Minister to Fiji

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Suva today to join Pacific Leaders and Ministers at a Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) event. The CAPP is a regional...


Minister and Mayor consider symposium options

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel say lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes will play a vital role in future emergency management planning, and...


Waterview Tunnel now open to traffic

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the opening of Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel to traffic is the most significant change in Auckland’s transport system since the opening of the Auckland Harbour...


Teachers’ professional development to transfer to Education Council

The Government has decided to transfer responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today....