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Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

A Christchurch family in need will have a new home and prisoners from Rolleston Prison have gained life-changing skills, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The Minister visited the Rolleston Prison...


Excise regulations better for alcohol producers

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says new regulations that take effect on 1 February 2017 will streamline the collection of excise and reduce costs for businesses.  “Alcohol manufacturers have told us the current...


School year begins for over 765,000 Kiwi kids

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes children and young people well as they prepare to head to school from Monday. “A new school year presents new possibilities and challenges. I hope...


Speech at UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

I am pleased I could speak to you today on behalf of my colleague Hon Chris Finlayson who overseas. I was delighted to be asked to host you at Parliament....


Strong start to summer tourism spending

Nearly every region across New Zealand experienced strong growth in tourism spending this summer, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. According to the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by the Ministry...


$190k to encourage 900 young volunteers

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced investments totalling around $190,000 to encourage more than 900 young people into volunteering opportunities which benefit them and their communities. “This funding will support...


$270k to inspire young women into tech sector careers

An investment of over $270,000 in the technology mentoring programme Shadow Tech Days will help it inspire more young women into technology related careers, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today....


Support for Otago conservation work

Four ambitious conservation projects in Otago have received $263,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced. The projects range...


Minister welcomes Parliamentary Private Secretary

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated and welcomed Scott Simpson in his new role as Parliamentary Private Secretary on conservation and environmental matters. “It is great to have Scott recognised...


Auckland community conservation grants

Nine community-led conservation projects in the Auckland area will receive funding this year to maintain and restore the diversity of the region’s natural heritage, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says. “These...