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Over $200,000 environmental funding for Colville Bay

Colville Bay Harbour Care project in the Coromandel has received $201,420 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today “The Colville Bay Harbour Care project...


Terms of reference for Civil Defence review released

Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has released the terms of reference for a review to identify improvements in New Zealand’s response to natural disasters and other emergencies today.  “In...


$6m for Samoan health system

New Zealand is to put $6.1m towards expanding specialist health services and addressing non-communicable diseases in Samoa, Prime Minister Bill English says.Mr English announced the funding, to be spread over...


Reappointment to Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today announced the reappointment of Tracey Berry as a member of the Financial Advisers Disciplinary Committee for a term of five years....


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...