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Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy has witnessed an agreement in Tehran enabling the resumption of sheep and beef exports to Iran, and witnessed Zespri signalling its willingness to explore...


$1.7m boost for Rotorua Crankworx event

The Government will invest up to $1.7 million over five years into the mountain biking Crankworx Festival and Enduro World Series in Rotorua, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.Crankworx,...


1080 regulation standardised

New regulations have been approved under the Resource Management Act that provide a national approach to the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum, Environment Dr Nick Smith announced today.“Pests...


Finlayson to visit Singapore and Malaysia

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson travels to Singapore and Malaysia tomorrow for a series of ministerial meetings about countering terrorism and senior law officer matters.“International cooperation on countering terrorism and other issues...


Major new litter initiative announced

A major new campaign to stop people littering aims to change behaviour and to educate people, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Parliamentary Private Secretary Scott Simpson announced today at...


Conservation and environment science roadmap announced

The Government has released its conservation and environment science priorities for the next 20 years in a new Roadmap, Conservation and lead Minister Maggie Barry and Environment Minister Dr Nick...


Defence Minister to attend Air Tattoo

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will be treated to a spectacular display of air power at this weekend’s Royal New Zealand Air Force 2017 Air Tattoo.“This is a unique opportunity to...


Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2017

The Attorney-General announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2017. Appointments of Queen’s Counsel are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Attorney-General...


LINZ improving shipping safety

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) has developed a world leading tool for improving shipping safety in New Zealand, says Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell.“The Hydrographic Risk Assessment uses the...


Safer route for Normanby opened

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened a new section of State Highway 3 north of Normanby that will improve both capacity and safety on a critically important route for the...