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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...


NZ supporting trans-Tasman ICT development

New Zealand will provide AUD $350,000 in funding for a collaboration between New Zealand’s Nyriad Ltd and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia (ICRAR), Science...


New High Commissioner to Fiji

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of career diplomat Jonathan Curr as High Commissioner to Fiji. “The Fiji – New Zealand relationship has warmed since 2014, with...


New prisoner welfare board meets

A new Prisoner Welfare Governance Board will help Corrections ensure prisoner safety and wellbeing and provide reassurance to the public that prisons are as safe as possible, Corrections Minister...


Higher Great Walk fees for international visitors

A National Government will ensure international visitors pay more to experience our world-famous Great Walks, providing more funding for conservation initiatives. “The nine Great Walks are among New Zealand’s most...


Major increase in community conservation funding

Conservation work in New Zealand will be supercharged by substantially increasing the amount of money available to hard-working volunteer groups. “We have a beautiful natural environment, and the efforts of...