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Racecourses harnessing safety with funding

An upgrade to Dunedin’s racecourse ambulance track is amongst the 19 projects the Government has recently contributed towards in racecourse safety, Racing Minister David Bennett announced today. The various...


Roadshow to support Chinese community

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean is looking forward to meeting with Chinese owned small businesses when the Small Business Roadshow travels to Auckland on 15 June. “The Small Business...


15 indicators to help monitor childhood obesity

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a set of indicators will be published annually to help monitor the progress being made to reduce childhood obesity in New Zealand.“Obesity is a serious...


Minister welcomes DTI consultation

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed the release of the Reserve Bank's consultation document on the use of Debt to Income ratios for mortgage borrowers as an additional...


New services group to enhance trade opportunity

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced the establishment of the Services Export Reference Group at a press conference to launch an OECD study in Paris today highlighting the significant...


Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and...


$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law today with unanimous...


New supercomputing capability for New Zealand

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced an investment of $31.7 million to upgrade New Zealand’s supercomputing capabilities. “The existing supercomputers are at the end of their operating...


Innovation front and centre at Accelerator event

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the innovation of teams which presented solutions to challenges of dealing with government at a Wellington event today. The R9 Accelerator 3+...


Drink driving charges halved since 2009

Drink driving charges have halved since 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. Latest drink driving offence figures show the number of people charged in 2016 was 16,304 compared to...