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Tourism spending strong ahead of summer season

Tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead of the high summer season, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. According...


Opinion: Resolution 2334 - Preserving the two state solution

The spirit of unanimity in which the United Nations Security Council passed resolution 2334 on December 23 stands in sharp contrast to the condemnation and accusations that have dominated subsequent...


Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

  More local businesses looking to expand into Korea will benefit from the latest round of tariff reductions under the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement, Trade Minister Todd McClay says....


Inspiring women recognised in 2017 Honours

Some of New Zealand’s most inspiring women have been recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list released today. Olympian Valerie Adams, Maori educator Georgina Kingi and former Wellington Mayor...


Educators congratulated on NY Honours

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have congratulated the 17 New Zealanders who have received New Year Honours for services to education. “There...


Freedom camping working group will bring benefits for Central

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she is confident that the work undertaken by a combined central and local government working group into freedom camping will have positive benefits for the...


Alfred Ngaro expresses condolences to Tongan families

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro is saddened by the tragedy that occurred on the road to Gisborne last night. “It is particularly tragic that this group from Vava'u, Tonga was...


Support package for quake-affected businesses extended

The Government has extended the employee support subsidy for quake-affected businesses inWellington and Hurunui District, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced.


NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 regarding the Middle East Peace Process. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favour and an...


Nikki Kaye confirmed for National in Auckland Central

Hon Nikki Kaye MP has been confirmed as National’s candidate for the Auckland Central electorate for the 2017 General Election. Ms Kaye first entered Parliament at the 2008 election, winning...