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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...


New CRI contracts on their 25th anniversary

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the start of new funding contracts for New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), which will enable a more strategic approach to...


Science Board appointment announced

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the appointment of Dr Andrew McLeod to the Science Board for a term of three years. The Science Board is responsible...


Government releases review of waste disposal levy

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson has released a review into the waste disposal levy.The review makes three specific recommendations to support targeted investment in areas that will return the greatest...


Budget 2017: Further $3 million investment in Bay of Plenty schools

Budget 2017 has already provided for around $30 million to increase capacity in Bay of Plenty and today Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced a further $3 million will...


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...