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Legislation Bill introduced

A bill to improve public access to the law has been introduced to Parliament, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. “This Government is committed to producing an accessible, clear and...


Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.The position of Disabilities Rights...


Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer

Three Community Housing Providers have been given the opportunity to present formal proposals to take over up to 2500 Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in Christchurch, the Government announced...


Minister celebrates World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to celebrate the strength, courage and tenacity of refugees around the world and acknowledge the contribution they make here in New Zealand, says...


Brand new school facilities enhance refugee education

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe is today, on World Refugee Day, welcoming the opening of new education facilities at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland. “This $6.9 million...


PACER Plus NIA released as agreement tabled

Trade Minister Todd McClay tabled the PACER Plus trade and development agreement in Parliament today and has released the National Interest Analysis (NIA), which sets out the benefits of...


Tap turned ‘on’ for Gisborne water recharge project

A trial project to recharge the Makauri aquifer near Gisborne and deliver an economic boost to the region has been officially started by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today....


Million-container milestone for Port of Tauranga

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Port of Tauranga today, as the one millionth container this year passes through its terminal. “The Port of Tauranga is a leading...


More investment in apprentices

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith and the Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston today announced a further increase in funding...


Private sector expertise for Expo 2020 steering group

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced three senior appointments to oversee New Zealand’s involvement in Expo 2020, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ex-Chairman of Kensington Swan...