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New plan to protect sea lions

A new Threat Management Plan released today will help protect endangered New Zealand sea lions, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say.The New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka...


Grant to investigate solution to hazardous treated timber waste

Scion is to investigate the feasibility of remediating treated timber with government funding of $163,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. Chromated copper arsenate (CCA) is a preservative...


Climate Change Minister to Fiji

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Suva today to join Pacific Leaders and Ministers at a Climate Action Pacific Partnership (CAPP) event. The CAPP is a regional...


Minister and Mayor consider symposium options

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel say lessons from the Canterbury earthquakes will play a vital role in future emergency management planning, and...


Waterview Tunnel now open to traffic

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the opening of Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel to traffic is the most significant change in Auckland’s transport system since the opening of the Auckland Harbour...


Teachers’ professional development to transfer to Education Council

The Government has decided to transfer responsibility for teachers’ professional learning and development (PLD) from the Ministry of Education to the Education Council, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today....


Kiwis invited to design badge for new Navy ship

New Zealanders are being invited to submit a badge design for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s newest and largest-ever ship, HMNZS Aotearoa.“This is a unique opportunity for all New Zealanders...


NZ marks Hong Kong 20th anniversary

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today marked the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.“The story of Hong Kong’s economic success under the ‘one country,...


Entitlements for veterans and families increase

There is extra financial support for some veterans and their families coming into effect today, says Minister for Veterans’ Affairs David Bennett.Veterans receiving lump-sum payments for suffering a service-related permanent...


McClay announces FTA negotiations with Pacific Alliance

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced the launch of free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru and says better market access and lower tariffs will...