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UFB coming to more communities

Putaruru, Turangi and more parts of Taupo will benefit from a boost to the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme, Local MP Louise Upston says. The Government yesterday announced it was investing $300...


More than 1.8 million hours in community work

Offenders across New Zealand completed more than 1.8 million hours of community work last year, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. A community work sentence requires offenders to complete a set...


High priority coastal forest protected

A recent acquisition by the Nature Heritage Fund (NHF) will protect 14 ha of rare coastal forest in South Westland.  The land represents one of the four National Priorities for...


Wildbase new animal hospital

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the opening today of the new Wildbase wildlife hospital in Palmerston North.“I congratulate Massey University on this thoroughly modern and fit for purpose new...


Minister welcomes VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai

Minister for Children Anne Tolley has welcomed New Zealand’s first independent connection and advocacy service for children and young people in care, which will be called VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai....


Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations with better environmental and economic...


Re-appointment Parliamentary Private Secretary Ethnic Communities

This afternoon I had the privilege of being re-appointed to the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities. Having served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) since...


Ultra-fast broadband extension will support Waimak’s growth, MP Matt Doocey says

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed today’s announcement that additional areas of the Waimak are to benefit from ultra-fast broadband as being right on target for the continued development of...


PR: Local MPs welcome UFB expansion in Taranaki

Barbara Kuriger – MP for Taranaki-King Country Jonathan Young – MP for New Plymouth Hon Chester Borrows – MP for Whanganui Media statement 26 January 2017 Local MPs welcome UFB...


Government accounts ahead of forecast

Higher than forecast tax revenues are the primary reason the Government accounts for the first five months of the financial year are ahead of forecast, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says....