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Customs agreement signed with EU

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe welcomes the signing of a Customs Cooperation Agreement with the European Union in Brussels overnight. The Agreement will strengthen cooperation with the European Union in...


More homes for the Hutt Valley

Work is set to begin on a significant project to build and refurbish over 700 homes in the Hutt Valley, Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has...


$528,000 New Zealand Cycle Trail boost

The Government is investing $528,000 in 12 new projects for the upkeep of the Great Rides of New Zealand Cycle Trail, Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced today.The investment comes...


Fuel Market Study released

A study into New Zealand’s retail fuel market confirms that it has features which may not be consistent with a workably competitive market, Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins says.The...


Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill passes into law

The Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill has passed its third and final reading.Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says it marks a new phase in the development of a safe,...


Clearer career pathways through CNZ transition

From today, Careers New Zealand staff and functions will become part of the Tertiary Education Commission, providing clearer pathways for students at school and beyond, Associate Minister for Tertiary...


Law to save lives in earthquakes takes effect

New laws requiring the identification and upgrade of earthquake prone buildings come into effect this week, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.“Earthquakes are New Zealand’s biggest natural hazard...


What people are saying about the new Waterview Tunnel

The opening of Auckland’s $1.4 billion Waterview Tunnel, the country’s biggest and most complex roading project, is the most significant change in Auckland’s transport system since the opening of the...


Govt to invest $5m in Team New Zealand

The Government will invest $5 million in Emirates Team New Zealand to ensure it can retain key staff while planning is underway for the next America’s Cup regatta, Economic...


Social Investment Agency opens for business

The new Social Investment Agency (SIA) was launched today to transform the way social sector agencies deliver services to New Zealanders in need. “Social investment puts people at the...