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Grad vets encouraged to apply for funding

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston is encouraging graduate vets working in rural areas to apply for funding through the Vet Bonding Scheme. Since the Scheme was launched...


Auckland to host APEC 2021 Leaders’ Week

New Zealand will host APEC in 2021, with Leaders’ Week to be held in Auckland from November 8 to 14, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says. “With Auckland also set to...


Reinstatement SH1 north of Kaikoura milestone

A major slip clearance milestone has been achieved with work crews now able to access the entire coastal corridor north of Kaikoura for the first time since the November...


Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award winner announced

Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry has announced David Elliot’s book ‘Snark’ as this year’s winner of the New Zealand Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award. “David Elliot,...


Govt housing support more comprehensive than ever

The Government is providing warm and safe housing for those New Zealanders who need a helping hand, says Social Housing Minister Amy Adams. “We’re committed to helping vulnerable New...


Employability skills take centre-stage in Māori youth video series

The Māia video series released today brings the employability skills framework to life for rangatahi Māori, says Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston. “By 2030, approximately...


$100m social investment mental health package

The Government has today announced details of the $100 million social investment fund for mental health, says Social Investment Minister Amy Adams and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. The $100 million...


Keep a level head around rail corridors

Rail Safety Week begins today, and Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe is encouraging everyone to stay alert around railway tracks and trains. “Last year, there were 101 near-misses between...


Extra classroom capacity for Invercargill

Donovan Primary in Invercargill will receive funding to build two new classrooms as part of a second tranche of roll growth funding, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe has announced. Invercargill...


Rule redesign to make it easier for businesses

A project which redesigns and streamlines food safety requirements under the Animal Products Act 1999 is underway, Minister for Food Safety David Bennett says.“This project is to make the rules...