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Regenerate Christchurch work programme tabled

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming Regenerate Christchurch’s Statement of Intent 2017-2021 and Statement of Performance Expectations 2017-18 tabled in Parliament today. The Statement of Intent...


Ensuring young people are digitally fluent for our nation’s future

Delivered to Education Cross Sector Forum on Raising Achievement – Digital Technology (not delivered word for word) Introduction Tēnā koutou katoa and greetings to you all. Thank you...


Budget 2017: Further $5 million investment in Otago schools

Budget 2017 has already provided for around $19 million to increase capacity in Wanaka and today Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced a further...


Our Social Housing Plan

The National-led Government is helping vulnerable New Zealanders in need of a warm, safe and dry place to live.This year, the Government will spend $2.3 billion supporting 310,000 households with...


First Social Housing Valuation provides valuable insights

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the 2015 Social Housing Valuation as the first step in building a more sophisticated understanding of the factors that affect vulnerable New...


NZ to support training of Cuban doctors

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced the renewal of an agreement between New Zealand and Cuba that will boost medical assistance in Pacific countries. The Cooperation Arrangement was first...


New dementia guidelines for GPs and nurses

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging primary healthcare professionals to use recently published guidelines to help identify early signs of dementia. The eLearning Dementia Education Resource for GPs...


Bill to wipe historical homosexual convictions introduced

A Bill to allow historical convictions for homosexual offences to be removed will help put right a wrong from the past, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Criminal Records...


Kaikoura ratings to exclude quake damage

Earthquake damage will not be reflected in any changes to the rating valuations of Kaikoura properties this year, says Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell.“The Government has given approval for the...


More families being helped with housing in Blenheim

Government commitment to housing and partnerships with local providers are helping more families in Blenheim, Associate Minister for Social Housing Alfred Ngaro says. Christchurch Methodist Mission, in partnership with...