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Government to consider Ruahine land swap decision

The Government will consider the implications of today’s Supreme Court decision on conservation land swaps, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says.“The 84-page decision deals with a number of very complex issues...


Maximising health and wellbeing in later life

A new video promoting the Healthy Ageing Strategy is all about maximising the health and wellbeing of older New Zealanders, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says. Ms Wagner released...


Customs top in excellence awards

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe warmly congratulates Customs on its win at the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand excellence awards last night. Customs won the Excellence in Regulatory Systems...


Another Opposition housing myth busted

Claims by Opposition parties that building consent figures are not a reliable measure of new home completions have been disproved by a Statistics New Zealand report released today, Building...


Ngāti Tamaoho Treaty settlement bill passes first reading

The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Ngāti Tamaoho Claims Settlement Bill through its first reading. The Bill has been referred to...


Grant to support innovative coastal dune protection trial

Pest koi carp will be processed as a native plant fertiliser in a dune restoration programme, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The $108,000 grant to the Coastal...


Strong economy delivers growing surplus

The Government accounts for the eleven months to 31 May 2017 show a surplus of $4.5 billion, $1.5 billion ahead of the budget forecast, says Finance Minister Steven Joyce. “The...


18 appointments to CRI and REANNZ boards

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced a number of new appointments, and reappointments to the boards of six Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) and Research & Education Advanced...


Speech to RSE Conference

Good Morning and thank you for that introduction Mike. Thank you to Horticulture NZ for the invitation to come and speak to you. It’s fantastic to be here in...


Exploring the economic opportunities from transport technology

The Ministry of Transport and BusinessNZ are partnering to commission a study into how New Zealand’s economy can benefit from transport innovation, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “The potential...