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New funding to develop Tairāwhiti labour force, including youth skills

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced new funding of $1.8 million over three years to grow the skills and capability of Tairāwhiti’s regional labour force, including youth.Mrs Tolley says...


$800k for new classrooms at Te Anau Primary School

Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Te Anau Primary School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“This investment will help the school cater for projected...


New employment resource for young people

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have today announced the release of a new online resource designed to help young people enter...


Positive step forward for pay equity

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed an agreement with unions which will see the Government’s new pay equity principles applied for the first time.In November the Government announced it...


External Reporting Board appointments announced

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today announced that John Kensington, a Partner with KPMG, and Michael Bradbury, a Professor of Accounting at Massey University, have been appointed...


Timor-Leste Prime Minister to visit

Prime Minister Bill English has welcomed the visit to New Zealand this week of the Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, Dr Rui Araújo.“New Zealand and Timor-Leste have a special bond,” says Mr English, who...


Business support for Kaikōura and Hurunui extended

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have today announced a final extension to the support package for businesses affected by the Kaikōura earthquake. The Government...


Kaikoura tourism promotion package on its way

An $870,000 support package will promote tourism in Kaikoura and other upper South Island districts impacted by last November’s earthquakes.The funding will help bring in more international visitors for the...


$1.6m for new classrooms at Waikato kura

Around $1.6 million will be invested to build four new classrooms at Te Wharekura o TeRau Aroha in the Waikato region, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“Te Wharekura o...


Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy has witnessed an agreement in Tehran enabling the resumption of sheep and beef exports to Iran, and witnessed Zespri signalling its willingness to explore...