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Agreed action plan for An Accessible City

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel have received the Council’s updated implementation plan to improve the detailed design of An Accessible City roading...


Number of people on a benefit continues to fall

The number of people on a main benefit in New Zealand is the lowest it’s been in a March quarter for the past 20 years. The number of sole...


Erosion control funding round opens

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. The Ministry of Primary Industries’...


New Zealanders continue to switch electricity retailers

The fact that 138,000 people have switched electricity retailers already this year shows competition is strong and consumers continue to shop around for a good deal on their power...


NZ condemns North Korea’s missile test

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned yesterday’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.    “UN Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korean ballistic missiles. North Korea’s disregard for...


NZ world leader in disabled people-led monitoroing of rights

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a review of the disabled people-led monitoring initiative. The initiative involved training over 50 disabled people to interview other disabled people about...


TPP11 demonstrate unity in Vietnam

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a joint statement from the TPP 11 countries saying it shows unity between the 11 and important next steps for the agreement. “This...


Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement Ministerial Statement

Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Ministers and Vice Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam met today to discuss...


Canterbury unemployment remains low

The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard shows unemployment in Canterbury is increasing but remains well below national levels, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. Greater Christchurch Dashboard —...


Minister supports stronger anti-doping regulation at world forum

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has an important role in setting the rules and ensuring they are followed around the world,” says Dr Coleman. “We need to bolster WADA’s...