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Funding to prevent violent robberies

Police Minister Paula Bennett has announced that $1.8 million will be made available for robbery prevention at dairies, superettes and small local businesses. “We’ve listened to the concerns of...


More diversity in our health workforce

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is...


Budget 2017 invests in core services

Budget 2017 invests more than $32 million for increased health and safety in our aviation and maritime sectors, and to enhance policy advice for our dynamic and rapidly changing...


Hobsonville clocks up 1000th home

New Zealand’s biggest housing development at Hobsonville Point has marked its 1000th new home, Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams announced today. Ms Adams was in...


Budget 2017: $240m Auckland school property investment unveiled

The $240 million investment in Auckland school property under Budget 2017 will add significant capacity to the city’s education network, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister...


$7 million funding boost for Samoan tourism

New Zealand is to contribute $7.3 million towards boosting Samoan tourism, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.Mr English announced the funding on the first day of a visit to Samoa...


Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

Minister for Children Anne Tolley has today launched the Parenting Resource, a new website to help parents give their children the best start in life. “This resource will help...


Budget 2017: Extra $6m to support communities

The Government will invest $6 million over four years to support prosperous and more resilient communities, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro says. $1.5 million has been added...


New Corrections officers welcomed

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 80 new frontline officers from all walks of life to Corrections following their graduation today.The recruits, 54 men and 30 women, completed...


New Toolkit to improve health and safety

ACC and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a new Workplace Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit (the Toolkit) to provide businesses with advice and guidance...