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Unemployment falls to 4.9 per cent

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows the economy continues to deliver for New Zealanders says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. “The unemployment rate is...


GP guide for youth medical records online

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes a new guide advising GPs on how they provide access to children and young person’s health information via patient portals. “Patient portals are convenient,...


NZ - MERCOSUR Dialogue to resume

Trade Minister Todd McClay says that the resumption of the CER-MERCOSUR Dialogue after 5 years is very good news for New Zealand and could lead to big trade gains...


Speech to the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa. Ka mihi au ki te iwi kāinga, ko Taranaki Whānui. Ko Te Raukura e tū nei, kei waho ko te Whanga-nui-a-Tara e...


$2b pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers signed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says today’s signing of the care and support workers’ $2 billion pay equity settlement in an important milestone. Dr Coleman and representatives from the Ministry...


Christchurch Regeneration statement tabled

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the Regenerate Christchurch Statement of Performance Expectations tabled in Parliament today. The Statement of Performance Expectations is compiled by Regenerate...


Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven Joyce have asked the Productivity Commission to review how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and...


National’s new whips announced

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the election of National’s new whips following the National Party Caucus this morning.Mr English says the new senior whip will be Botany MP Jami-Lee...


Stadium pre-feasibility study gets green light

In his last act as Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee has today announced the Crown will fund a pre-feasibility study for a new multi-use arena in Christchurch....


Independent advisors for firearms report

Two members of New Zealand’s firearms community will provide independent advice on the recent Select Committee report into illegal firearms use, says Police Minister Paula Bennett. Outdoors professional Geoff...