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Reducing sudden infant death by 86% in 8 yrs

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government is taking steps to dramatically reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). “This Government believes in supporting women and families to have...


100-plus NZ films available on demand

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the New Zealand Film Commission for its video-on-demand platform, NZ Film On Demand, which has just passed a milestone 100 titles.“NZ...


Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia announced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the recipients of the latest Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) funding round. 202 New Zealand students from universities...


Appointment to ACC Board

ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a new appointment to the ACC Board. Leona Murphy joins the board from today for a three year term. “Ms Murphy will bring...


Lay members of the High Court appointed

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today announced six re‑appointments and one new appointment as lay members of the High Court under the Commerce Act 1986.Lay members assist the Court in cases involving...


More public open days at Waterview

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced three extra public open days will be held to give more people an opportunity to see Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel before it opens to...


Investing in Māori science and innovation

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith and Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced $3.9 million for 32 projects from the 2017 Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability...


PACER Plus – a new era for Pacific economic relations

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the signing ceremony in Tonga of the landmark PACER Plus trade and development agreement on Wednesday will usher in a new era for closer...


Budget 2017: $5.5 million investment in Canterbury schools

Around $5.5 million will be invested under Budget 2017 to expand the capacity of schools in the Canterbury region, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim...


Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. “The...