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Contract awarded for replacement of Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that it has awarded the contract for the replacement of the Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge to Fletcher...


Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.5 per cent over...


Significant increase in renewables and second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy...


$3 million boost for natural hazards monitoring

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced initial funding of up to $3 million to develop and enhance GeoNet’s natural hazards monitoring capability...


Pasifika Education Centre Board appointments

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the Pasifika Education Centre Trust Board (PEC). PEC is a long standing Pacific community education provider...


Tourism growth supporting Canterbury region

Many New Zealand families will be making the most of their summer break to travel around the country, while many businesses will be gearing up for the busy tourist season,...


Support for Gisborne conservation work

Four ambitious conservation projects in Gisborne have received $78,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced.


Progress on Auckland’s Northern Corridor

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says Auckland’s Northern Corridor transport project has taken a significant step forward today.


Goldsmith Update - December 2016

Reflecting on 2016 We look around the world and see so much uncertainty and gathering signs of stress in many places. As a small country we are subject to the...


Selwyn Ashburton Outlook column - 2017 approaches!

2017 is now looming large on our horizon and Christmas is just this weekend! Again people are using the familiar phrases  -“that snuck up fast!” and “where did the year...