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PM pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh

Prime Minister Bill English has paid tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and thanked him for his extraordinary public service.Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince...


Economic growth on agenda for Asian Development Bank meeting

Associate Finance Minister Amy Adams will travel to Japan today to attend the 50th Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting in Yokohama. The Asian Development Bank was established in 1966...


Irrigation funding for Kurow Duntroon welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed $388,000 in new development grant funding for the Kurow Duntroon Irrigation Company (KDIC) from Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd. “This grant is an...


Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston have welcomed the latest apprenticeship figures, which show an increase of...


Home support funding is up 53%

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest data shows that funding for home support services nationwide is up 53 per cent. “To help New Zealanders live longer, healthy lives...


New services to support disabled people in work

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced two new support services to help disabled people and people with health conditions stay in work. “Disabled people and people with health...


Response underway following myrtle rust find

A biosecurity response is underway after the detection of myrtle rust on mainland New Zealand for the first time, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry...


Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.“With new Secure Online...


Social investment approach to mental health

Good morning, it’s great to be here on a beautiful Wellington morning. I’d like to acknowledge Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission. I’d like...


Intelligence Inspector-General reappointed

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the reappointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.The reappointment is for a term of three years, commencing 5 May 2017.“In the...