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Increase in MSD clients using online services

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says more MSD clients are now accessing online services, making it easier for them to get the support they need. “We know that New...


Muslim community gathers to celebrate Eid

Muslim community gathers to celebrate Eid Members of the Muslim community will gather at Parliament tonight in a celebration of the Islamic festival of Eid ul-Fitr (Eid), Minister...


Sports board appointees step up to the plate

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a suite of new appointments to a range of sports boards. “I believe that strong leadership which sets a clear...


Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies

A Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament 105-14, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The...


Improvements to land transfer system

New legislation just passed in Parliament ensures New Zealand’s land transfer system will continue to be modern and world-leading, says Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell.“The Land Transfer Bill reflects the...


Offender identity Bill passes second reading

A Bill seeking to strengthen how agencies verify the identity of offenders has passed its second reading in Parliament with overwhelming support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Enhancing...


North Korea missile tests unacceptable

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned today’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.   “North Korea has now tested more than a dozen ballistic missiles this year,” Mr Brownlee...


FairWay change positive for staff and customers

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have today announced the sale of FairWay Resolution from Crown ownership to employee ownership with effect from July this year....


$15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility

The Government has today announced $10 million in new funding to expand Pacific labour mobility, as the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme celebrates ten years of success. Foreign Minister...


Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies

A Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament 105-14, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.“The Bill makes...