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Focus on Māori offending

Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams have today announced $10 million for initiatives to improve Māori justice outcomes. “It is well known that Māori are overrepresented...


Growing new teeth one of 11 ground-breaking projects announced

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed 11 ground-breaking projects that have won $1.65 million in explorer grants from the Health Research Council...


Military personnel remains to be brought home

The families of New Zealand military personnel, and their dependants, buried overseas between 1955 and 1971 in Singapore and Malaysia will be offered the opportunity to repatriate their loved...


Major system for streamlined trade completed

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of a key trade system. Trade Single Window, which is a major component of the Joint Border Management System programme by...


Govt releases EOI for Christchurch transfer

Today the Government issued an Expression of Interest to Community Housing Providers interested in taking over ownership of up to 2500 social houses in Christchurch. As part of this...


Mussel breeding research pays off

A major breakthrough in breeding mussels commercially has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “The first harvest of high-value greenshell mussels from a purpose-built hatchery means the...


Robin’s return to Mount Taranaki

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the release of 36 North Island Robin onto Mount Taranaki today.“The release heralds the return of a species not seen or heard on the...


National selects Mangere & Manurewa candidates

National has selected two new Auckland candidates, with Agnes Loheni in Mangere and Katrina Bungard in Manurewa. Ms Loheni, of Samoan descent, runs a successful Pacific clothing brand. Mrs Bungard...


$220m contract signed for third schools PPP

A contract has been signed with the ShapEd consortium to deliver the third schools public private partnership (PPP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “I’m pleased to confirm...


3 ways the NZ economy is on the right track

In Government National has worked hard to help see Kiwis get through the economic recession, natural disasters including the Christchurch Earthquakes, and confront global headwinds. Now, with our...