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Kiwis given check-up on consumer knowledge

A survey asking what New Zealanders know about their consumer rights shows 96 per cent of Kiwis are aware that laws exist to protect consumer rights, Commerce and Consumer Affairs...


Transport Accident Investigation Commission appointment

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced today Paula Rose’s appointment as a Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). “Formerly a senior police officer, Ms Rose brings in-depth...


EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will lead the clean-up of flood-damaged properties in Edgecumbe, say Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee and Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley....


IMF reports positively on New Zealand

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the International Monetary Fund’s positive assessment of New Zealand’s economy and its financial system, as contained in two reports released this morning. “The...


Battle of Passchendaele competition launched

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for...


Highest ever percentage of women on state sector boards

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today announced that the Government has reached its target of appointing 45 per cent of women to state sector boards and committees, the highest percentage...


Park upgrade to mark Tangiwai heroism

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a $40,000 cash contribution along with DOC planting and landscaping to upgrade the site of the Tangiwai Memorial in the central...


PM congratulates Macron on election win

Prime Minister Bill English has this morning congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his victory in the French presidential election.“The people of France have spoken and I congratulate Mr Macron on his...


Wagner commits to keeping Christchurch informed

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says she is committed to keeping the community up-to-date on the regeneration process.“As Minister, I’m provided a great deal of information and data...


Budget 2017: $60 million more for Pharmac

Budget 2017 invests an extra $60 million over four years to enable Pharmac to provide more New Zealanders with access to new medicines, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. “Pharmac’s...