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GP policy another “me too” from Labour

The Labour Party’s announcement on GP visits is just another “me too” idea following on from their Dunedin Hospital announcement yesterday, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. “They have...


Primary schools to measure student progress

The Government has made a decision to shift towards a system that measures student progress, alongside National Standards / Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori, to help ensure every student gets...


Tougher rules for freedom campers

A re-elected National Government will introduce tougher and more consistent freedom camping rules that will protect public spaces and crack down on poor behaviour, Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley say. ...


A Clear Choice in Election 2017

National’s latest campaign ad lays out the clear choice facing New Zealanders in this election, Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. ‘Delivering for New Zealand’ builds on National’s first ad ‘Let’s...


NZDF contingent to withdraw from Tonga

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell have announced that the Government has decided to bring home the group of New Zealand SAS troops in Tonga for a...


Next steps in strengthening the careers system

The next steps in strengthening the careers system have been announced today by Associate Education Minister Louise Upston.“Over the next 12 months, the Ministry of Education and the Tertiary Education...


Top winter sports competition opens in NZ

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome the fifth Audi quattro Winter Games New Zealand, which officially opens tonight at Coronet Peak. “Hosting...


Speech to the New Zealand Security Association: Security Industry Awards 2017

Can I start by thanking the New Zealand Security Association for inviting me here tonight. It is great to be here to acknowledge and celebrate with you the great...


NZDF contribution in Afghanistan increased

The New Zealand Defence Force’s 10-person contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is to be increased by three personnel. “New Zealand has been...


New Zealand adopts International Open Data Charter

New Zealand has signed up to the International Open Data Charter, in a move to help drive innovation, support public accountability, and encourage engagement with government, Statistics Minister Scott...