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New site for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu, Hastings

A new site has been purchased for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Takitimu in Hastings, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim...


Keeping social housing warm and dry

The Government will spend $35.8 million over the next year helping tenants living in cold, damp conditions to warm up their homes, Social Housing Minister and Housing New Zealand Minister...


Racing Amendments’ Bill passes first reading

The House of Representatives passed the Racing Amendments’ Bill through its first reading tonight, during the final sitting week before the election.The Bill has been referred to the Primary Production...


Further court win for sanctuary

The failure of a further attempt by the Brook Valley Community Group to block the pest control operation in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary has been welcomed by Environment Minister...


Political stunt on Pike doesn’t change risks

The Government’s work on unmanned exploration of the inner section of the Pike River Mine drift is progressing and will only be slowed by setting up a new agency,...


Dairy industry body joins GIA biosecurity partnership

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has become the fifteenth and largest industry sector to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...


Promoting Competition paper released

The Government has today outlined new measures to promote a more competitive economy, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says.“Competition is one of the key drivers of economic success...


New Ambassador to Iran

New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran is Hamish MacMaster, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. “New Zealand has a long-standing trade and economic relationship with Iran, established...


Agreement in Principle signed with Maniapoto

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Maniapoto to settle its historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. Maniapoto is a...


Labour shifty on CGT and land taxes

The Labour Party is once again being shifty on tax, and needs to come clean with voters on its policy on capital gains tax and land tax before the election,...