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National’s new whips announced

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the election of National’s new whips following the National Party Caucus this morning.Mr English says the new senior whip will be Botany MP Jami-Lee...


Stadium pre-feasibility study gets green light

In his last act as Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee has today announced the Crown will fund a pre-feasibility study for a new multi-use arena in Christchurch....


Independent advisors for firearms report

Two members of New Zealand’s firearms community will provide independent advice on the recent Select Committee report into illegal firearms use, says Police Minister Paula Bennett. Outdoors professional Geoff...


Minister announces Creative NZ appointments

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced the appointment of Michael Moynahan as the new chair of Creative New Zealand.“Michael has a long association with literature throughout his...


Employment agreement tool proving popular

More than 100,000 employment agreements have been completed using an online tool refreshed by Business.govt.nz just over one year ago, says Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean. “As a Government...


Minister reflects on three successful years at the border

Customs has achieved a great deal over the last three years, from streamlining the border process to record drug seizures and new legislation that reflects the modern border environment, Customs...


New berth gives Christchurch cruise choices

Plans for a new multi-million dollar cruise ship berth released today by the Lyttelton Port Company will open up new tourism opportunities for Christchurch, says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett.The $56...


Tertiary Institution Council Appointments

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced 13 appointments and reappointments to the governing councils of nine tertiary education institutions (TEIs). “I welcome the essential...


Immunisation week – focusing on older kids

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s theme for the annual immunisation week is ‘ensuring teenagers and older children are immunised.’ “Immunisation week gets underway today, and is a...


Student Volunteer Week kicks off

With Student Volunteer Week celebrations kicking off, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro says young people have an opportunity to learn new skills, contribute to the...