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Disclosure scheme helping to prevent violence

A potentially life-saving scheme that allows Police to disclose a person’s violent past to a partner or friend has been used 158 times since it was launched, say Police...


Flu immunisation campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Unichem Miramar Pharmacy, Wellington.“More than one million New Zealanders get immunised against influenza each year,” says Dr Coleman.“A...


$1.4b surplus in Crown Accounts to February

The Crown accounts for the eight months to 28 February posted a $1.4 billion operating surplus before gains and losses, $912 million better than expected at the half yearly...


Tax bill increases fairness, modernises tax system

A new tax bill introduced into Parliament today will help modernise our tax administration while ensuring that the current system works as it should, says Revenue Minister Judith Collins.“The Taxation...


Celebration of Christchurch school rebuild milestones

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will visit three Christchurch schools today to celebrate the completion of new classrooms and facilities, which are part of redevelopment projects valued at around...


Construction starts on $30m Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch

A blessing and sod turning this morning will mark the start of construction of the new, $30 million Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school in Christchurch, says Associate Education Minister Nikki...


Update to travel advisory on Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced that New Zealand has updated its travel advice for Turkey.  “The advice for New Zealand citizens reflects information received that suggests terrorists may...


Fiji and NZ to partner on maritime surveillance

New Zealand will deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy Inshore Patrol Vessel and crew to Fiji for six months from May, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. Mr Brownlee and...


Heightened readiness for Stink Bug threat

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy says activities to prevent the establishment of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) have ramped up over summer and helped raise public awareness of...


Commissioners of Intelligence Warrants appointed

Prime Minister Bill English has announced that Sir Bruce Robertson and Warwick Gendall have been appointed as Commissioners of Intelligence Warrants.Sir Bruce has also been appointed Chief Commissioner of Intelligence...