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Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.“With new Secure Online...


Social investment approach to mental health

Good morning, it’s great to be here on a beautiful Wellington morning. I’d like to acknowledge Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission. I’d like...


Intelligence Inspector-General reappointed

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the reappointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.The reappointment is for a term of three years, commencing 5 May 2017.“In the...


More new Auckland classrooms opening today

Education Minister Nikki Kaye will officially open two new modular classrooms at Henderson Valley School in West Auckland this morning.She will also visit Peninsula Primary School in Te Atatu, to...


First MAG meeting to increase trade engagement

Trade Minister Todd McClay will chair the first meeting of the Trade Ministerial Advisory Group today (MAG) and says it builds on a strong campaign of new engagement opportunities...


New Zealand’s top scholar announced

Former Hamilton Boys’ High School student Christopher Mayo was presented with the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence by Education Minister Nikki Kaye this morning, at the New Zealand...


First engagement for new Foreign Affairs Minister

In his first overseas engagement as Foreign Affairs Minister, Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Australia. Mr Brownlee will meet his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop in Sydney tomorrow. “Given...


Budget 2017: $68.8m support for vulnerable children

Budget 2017 invests an extra $68.8 million over four years to support vulnerable children and their families, say Minister for Children Anne Tolley and Education Minister Nikki Kaye.This is part...


New Better Public Services targets

A refresh of the Better Public Services targets will further improve the lives of New Zealanders, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.Prime Minister Bill English today outlined a new set...


Smarter public investment and services to improve lives

Prime Minister Bill English has announced challenging new targets for the public service to ensure it continues to improve the lives of New Zealanders, as well as $321 million in...