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Construction growth creating job opportunities

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released the Future Demand for Construction Workers Report 2017, the updated forecast of New Zealand’s need for workers in...


Labour re-heats policy to tax hard-working Aucklanders more

The Labour Party might have changed its leaders but where it wants to take New Zealand hasn’t changed, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “By resurrecting a decade-old idea...


Construction peak to be higher, last for longer

Residential, commercial and infrastructure building activity is forecast to continue to boom for the next three years to a record $42 billion in 2020, according to the independent National...


$1.78m for new youth development partnerships

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that in 2017/18, the Government will invest a total of $1.78 million into the Partnership Fund that supports youth development opportunities created in...


Action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett today launched the finalised New Zealand action plan to address the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). “Scientists,...


Quakes change the face of Christchurch

The Christchurch earthquakes have had a significant impact on the make-up and distribution of people in Canterbury, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch...


Minister attending regional security meetings

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today arrive in Manila to meet with his Asia-Pacific counterparts. From August 5 to 8, Mr Brownlee will attend ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial consultations, the...


Minister welcomes pest control ruling

A decision by the High Court today confirming the legality of national pest control regulations is a significant win for the survival of New Zealand’s native birds, Environment Minister Dr...


Young kiwis given volunteering opportunities

An innovative scheme targeting our youngest New Zealanders will help secure the future of volunteering in New Zealand says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro.Student Volunteer Army (SVA) founder...


New funding will allow Polyfest to grow

New funding will give Polyfest, the world’s largest Pacific festival, the chance to grow even further, Minister for Pacific Peoples Alfred Ngaro says. A total of $200,000 has been...