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Nelson Housing Accord extended

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese today signed a three-year extension to the Nelson Housing Accord to help grow the city’s housing supply....


$150,000 to move Raglan nearer to zero waste

Government funding of $150,000 will allow the Waikato District Council to implement food waste collection, diversion and composting services in the Raglan community, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced...


Marae working towards zero waste

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has announced funding of nearly $800,000 for Para Kore Marae to extend their waste minimisation project. “With funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund (WMF)...


Alcohol and Drug Court pilot extended

The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court pilot has been extended for a further three years, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams announced today. The AODT Court pilot,...


Sichuan Airlines welcomed to New Zealand

Auckland is set to welcome Sichuan Airlines’ inaugural flight from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwest China later today, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. Sichuan Airlines will...


Professor to oversee review of Act

Professor Ron Paterson has been appointed to lead an independent review of the operation of the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, Minister of Veterans’ Affairs David Bennett announced today. “This...


Over 700 Hawkes Bay families to benefit under Government social housing plans

Hundreds of families in the Hawkes Bay will be helped through the Government’s social housing plans for the region, Ministers say. “We’ve made a commitment to help New Zealanders...


New wellbeing strategy for international students

A new wellbeing strategy for international students will help to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming study destination, says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment...


$20m for state integrated schools’ historical property costs

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today attended the Annual Conference of the Association of Proprietors of Integrated Schools (APIS), where she signed a historical $20 million property funding agreement. “This...


UFB phase one 75 per cent complete

More than three-quarters of the build for phase one of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme is complete, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. “This is a fantastic milestone which...