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Nominations to open for Clutha-Southland

Candidates for the Clutha-Southland electorate have two weeks to get their nominations in, National’s Southern Region Chair Rachel Bird says. Nominations for the seat open midday Monday 3 July, and...


Establishment of City Rail Link Limited

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have today signed the agreements with Auckland Mayor Phil Goff that establish City Rail Link Limited to assume responsibility from...


First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

The first export consignments of chilled meat have left New Zealand shores bound for China as part of a six month trial, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced...


Film Commission appointments announced

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced two new appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission Board. “The New Zealand Film Commission is successfully bringing our stories...


Education strategy released for consultation

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released the draft New Zealand International Education Strategy for consultation. The draft strategy sets out the government’s proposed vision,...


NZ support for agriculture innovation

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced an $11 million boost to global agricultural research. “New Zealand is a world leader in international agriculture research and we want to help meet...


Major Christchurch rebuild milestone achieved

The completion of construction for the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) programme is a major rebuild milestone, the Government and Christchurch City Council say. Transport Minister Simon Bridges...


Chief Victims Advisor appointment extended

Chief Victims Advisor to Government Dr Kim McGregor, QSO, will have her role extended until November 2018, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today. “During her tenure, Dr McGregor has...


NZ support for Solomon Islands youth

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that New Zealand will contribute up to $6 million to redevelop Honiara’s Multi-Purpose Hall and sports...


Pay rise for 55,000 care & support workers

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a pay rise is on the way for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers. “Tomorrow (1 July) is an historic day for...