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Refreshed cycle network for Wellington underway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges broke ground today on the Hutt Road Cycleway upgrade, the first project in Wellington City’s refreshed Urban Cycleways Programme.“The existing shared path along Hutt Road was...


Address to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Thank you for the opportunity to make this address this evening. In one month from now I will have tendered my resignation as New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs,...


Lebanese Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today welcomed Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to New Zealand. Lebanon is an important partner for New Zealand in the Middle East. During our term...


RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr...


100th employer signs up to offer prisoners jobs

Corrections has signed up its 100th employer to offer prisoners jobs in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Waste Management today, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The partnership will...


Dunedin Coroner appointed

Dunedin lawyer David Robinson has been appointed a coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. He replaces Brigitte Windley who was appointed a coroner in 2015 and now returns to...


New Zealand and Singapore to forge closer ties

New Zealand and Singapore are to pursue an Enhanced Partnership that will significantly boost collaboration between the two countries, their Foreign Ministers, Hon Murray McCully, and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, announced...


Primary sector exports continue to grow

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary sector exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year ending June 2017, up $0.8 billion from the...


Minister welcomes health and safety milestone

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says it’s pleasing to see the responsible and measured way businesses are responding to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015....


Disability system transformation group announced

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system. “The co-design process is an exciting opportunity for leaders...