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National commemoration of 100 years since the Battle of Messines

E nga waka     (distinguished representatives)E nga mana     (esteemed guests)Tena koutou katoa      (greetings one and all)I would like to acknowledge the following:Ms Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy...


Speech to Family Violence Summit, Wellington

Tēnā koutou katoa me ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Nau mai, haere mai. Good morning. Thank you Prime Minister for your opening comments, and thank you Sir Wira...


Smarter Transport Pricing project gets underway in Auckland

The Government and Auckland Council have agreed on Terms of Reference to establish a project to investigate smarter transport pricing in Auckland. “Alongside our current multi-billion dollar transport investment...


Renewed Policy Targets Agreement signed

A renewed Policy Targets Agreement (PTA), which sets out specific targets for maintaining price stability has been signed by Finance Minister Steven Joyce and incoming Acting Reserve Bank Governor...


Guaranteed hours for home & community workers going well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is pleased with how the implementation of guaranteed hours for home and community support workers is tracking. “Home and community support workers play a vital...


Civil Defence 2017 awards announced

Outstanding contributions to Civil Defence Emergency Management have been recognised tonight by the Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy. One gold and three silver Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) awards...


Update to lending code focuses on credit contract fees

Today Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean issued updates to the fees section of the Responsible Lending Code. “The Code gives lenders guidance on how to implement the...


National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay...


Canterbury wellbeing data shows positive trends

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming data released today on the wellbeing of greater Christchurch residents. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Wellbeing, which uses data...


Strong Crown Accounts in April

The Government accounts for the ten months to 30 April 2017 show a surplus of $2.5 billion, although about $1 billion of that is due to timing differences that...