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Budget 2017: Double crewing for road ambulance

Budget 2017 invests an additional $59.2 million over four years to ensure all road ambulance call outs are double crewed, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne and...


Recycling stations funded for alpine villages

The alpine villages of Arthur’s Pass and Castle Hill are to receive new recycling facilities, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.“These two communities have been keen to establish recycling...


Grants to boost use of NZ Sign Language

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is marking the end of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) week by announcing funding for 17 NZSL projects. The NZSL Board, established to promote...


First Iran meat shipment welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the first export shipment of meat to Iran, scheduled for processing and export later this month by Wellington company Taylor Preston. “This...


Goldsmith to represent New Zealand at Belt and Road Forum

Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to China tonight to represent New Zealand at the Belt and Road Forum for International...


Big Change Starts Small – tackling obesity

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the return of an awareness campaign which encourages families to make small changes to help tackle childhood obesity. “Obesity...


Metro schools another option to address inner city growth

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “A metro school is...


Phase down plan announced for HFCs

The Government is phasing down the use of the powerful greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, to help address climate change, Environment Minister...


Improving outcomes for youth affected by cancer

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Network Standards of Care. “The AYA Cancer Standards of Care are designed to improve outcomes...


Efforts to further improve cancer services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released a new plan which will help further improve radiation oncology services around the country. “While cancer is New Zealand’s leading cause of...