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Auckland Airport skills hub officially launched

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the official launch of the Auckland Airport Jobs and Skills Hub -...


$30m investment in Bay of Plenty schools

Around $30 million will be invested in school property in the Bay of Plenty as part of Budget 2017, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim...


New Zealander appointed to senior UN role

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today welcomed the appointment of a New Zealander to an important role at the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed the...


Assistance for Samoan cocoa growers

Chocolate lovers and Samoan cocoa growers will both benefit from a $4.8m, five-year programme of support for Samoa’s cocoa industry, Prime Minister Bill English announced in Samoa today.“Samoa has ideal...


Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

Thirteen lawyers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel this year, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. They are: Auckland – John Dixon, Suzanne Robertson, Rachael Reed, Paul Borich, Adam Ross,...


Bold new media initiative for children announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive ad-free space for primary school age children to explore and...


New learning space for Waimate High School

Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston today opened a new learning space at Waimate High School.The school prioritised funding to upgrade one of its buildings to create three collaborative teaching...


Funding for mine clearance in Afghanistan

New Zealand will provide $750,000 to support landmine clearance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “New Zealand has a long history of involvement in Afghanistan, including support for...


Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry welcome the kick-off of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017....


Speech to the Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Tonight’s event is one of the best demonstrations possible of farmers caring for their land and wanting to leave it in a better state for future generations. It’s an...