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New campaign to educate on Consumer Guarantees Act

A new information programme has been launched to educate New Zealand businesses and consumers about their rights under the Consumer Guarantees Act, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean...


Celebrating 20 years of pill-free prescriptions

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Prescription initiative, which has seen around 400,000 medication-free healthy lifestyle prescriptions given out. “The Government is committed...


New proposals to simplify personal income tax

The Government is proposing to make tax simpler for individuals, with people whose only income is from a salary, wages or investments no longer being required to file tax...


Budget 2017: New classroom for Houghton Valley School, Wellington

Houghton Valley School in Wellington will receive funding to build a new classroom as part of Budget 2017, Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced today. Mr Macindoe visited Houghton...


Police to test victim video statements

Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams say using digital devices to take onsite statements from victims of family violence will reduce the stress on victims, save...


Financial Markets Authority appointment

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Longworth to the Financial Markets Authority. “I am pleased to confirm Ms Longworth’s appointment to...


Kiwis encouraged to live, laugh, share and volunteer

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro says National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to mark the contribution of volunteers across the country and to get involved....


Government’s open data gets $7.2 million boost

New Zealanders will get access to more ‘open data’, with $7.2 million earmarked for the next three years to speed its release, Statistics Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Open...


Corrections Minister thanks prison volunteers

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is thanking the more than 2000 volunteers who give their time to help prisoners and offenders turn their lives around. Today marks the beginning of...


NZDF engineers home from Sinai task

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has congratulated New Zealand Defence Force engineers who arrived home from the Sinai today on “a job well done”.The detachment carried out key infrastructure projects for...