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Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

Tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continues to grow strongly in 2017, Acting Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner says. Data from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s...


Fresh water environment report welcomed

The Our Fresh Water 2017 report released today confirms the direction of the Government’s reforms for improving the management of fresh water, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This...


Work underway to address antimicrobial resistance

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).“Like other...


Work underway to address antimicrobial resistance

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Food Safety Minister David Bennett have welcomed steps to enhance New Zealand’s ability to respond to the growing global issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)....


Social housing plan announced for Rotorua

Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro has confirmed plans for 117 more social and transitional houses in Rotorua. "We’re aiming to have 37 transitional houses available by the end...


$18m more for Christchurch’s Acute Services Building

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an additional $18 million has been approved for the Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building.   “Supporting the rebuild in Canterbury is a key Government...


Minister announces transport sector board appointments

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today announced appointments and reappointments to the Boards of Maritime New Zealand (MNZ), the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Civil Aviation Authority...


Safety improvements underway on road to Raglan

Work is getting underway to make State Highway 23 — the road to Raglan — safer for everyone who uses it, Associate Transport Minister David Bennett says.Rumble strips and two...


New Zealand supports Viet Nam dam safety

New Zealand and Viet Nam have launched a $5.4 million initiative to reduce dam related flooding in Viet Nam.Foreign Minister Murray McCully joined Mr Ha Cong Tuan, Viet Nam’s Vice Minister...


Dawn Service, Gallipoli

Tēnā Koutou Katoa It is my honour to join with you all on this ANZAC morning. May I begin by thanking the people of Turkey for their gracious welcome...