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Major state highway upgrade planned from Whangarei to Northport

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that the NZ Transport Agency is working to ensure significant improvements to a section of State Highway 1 between Whangarei and Port Marsden...


Northland transport projects making solid progress

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says transport infrastructure continues to be a priority in Northland as the region marked the start of two new transport projects and celebrated the completion...


Three new primary schools to open in 2019

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced Auckland, Tauranga and Canterbury will each see a new primary school opening their doors for students in 2019. Minister Parata today signed establishment...


Address to International Fiscal Association Conference

Address to International Fiscal Association Conference Thank you for inviting me to open your conference. It is a pleasure to be here. I haven’t been in...


Three BEPS consultation documents released

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins have released three consultation papers proposing new measures to strengthen New Zealand’s rules for taxing large multinationals. “Our broad-based low...


New Corrections officers graduate

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 65 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors who graduated from their 12-week training course today.“I thank these men and women for choosing a...


Hamilton Community Corrections site opens

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has officially opened a new Hamilton Community Corrections site that is safer for staff and will help better with the rehabilitation of offenders.The Hamilton site is...


Corrections Inspectorate to be strengthened

The Corrections Inspectorate is to be strengthened with a package of measures designed to increase transparency and provide assurance on the running of our prisons, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.“The...


New agreement to strengthen data use

Statistics Minister Mark Mitchell today announced Statistics New Zealand will team up with its Netherlands counterpart to strengthen the way both agencies gather and use data.Statistics NZ and Statistics Netherlands...


Penk selected by National for Helensville

Christopher Penk has been selected as National’s candidate for the Helensville electorate at the 2017 General Election. Mr Penk is a lawyer, and formerly served in both the Royal New...