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Increased investor confidence welcomed

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority annual survey results which shows confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets rose nine per cent in 2016.“Investor...


Gagana Sāmoa celebrated this week

Ua saunoa le Minisita o le Matagaluega mo Tagata Pasifika i Niu Sila, Alfred Ngaro – “O le vaiaso o le gagana Samoa, o se avanoa mo Niu Sila...


Further investment in Wanaka schools

Around $19 million will be invested in Wanaka’s school network as part of Budget 2017, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today.             This investment...


Macindoe attends International Transport Forum

Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe will tomorrow travel to Germany to attend the 2017 International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit of Transport Ministers.The Summit is being held from 31 May -2...


Auckland’s nightscape to be transformed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed plans for Auckland’s Harbour Bridge to be transformed at night with a state-of-the-art, sustainable, world first lighting system. “The Harbour Bridge is an...


$71k for 120 youth development opportunities

Seven youth sector organisations will share a total of $71,000 funding to help provide new youth development opportunities for around 120 young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today....


$8m pay rise for community-based midwives

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives are set to receive their share of an $8 million pay increase. “The Government believes in supporting families, and an important part...


Budget 2017: Family incomes to go up

“The measures in this budget are expected to lift 20,000 households above the threshold for severe housing stress, and reduce the number of children living in families receiving less...


Greenhouse gas emissions decline

The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister...


Investing in our Pacific communities

Investment in Budget 2017 will help improve outcomes for our Pacific communities in New Zealand, Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro says. The Ministry will receive $3 million over four...