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New Zealand signs OECD Multilateral Instrument

New Zealand signs OECD Multilateral Instrument A new treaty signed in Paris this week is a significant step forward in the fight against base erosion and profit shifting...


Mandatory registration for social workers

Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the introduction of mandatory registration for social workers will increase their skills and professionalism so they can better support...


Take a virtual tour of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says anyone who has not yet visited the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial can now do so online with Google Street View....


Another $4b investment for new infrastructure

New Zealand’s economy is growing faster than in a long time and adding more jobs across the country. That’s a great thing, but to keep growing, it’s important we...


Christchurch named NZ’s Favourite Place to Ride

Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today that Christchurch has taken out the inaugural Top Town Award in the NZ Transport Agency’s annual Favourite Places to Ride competition.“The competition was...


Government response to review of retirement income policies

The Government has today released its response to the Retirement Commissioner’s review on retirement income policies, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “Earlier this year the Government...


Wairarapa College to benefit from major redevelopment

Around $10 million will be invested to redevelop Masterton’s Wairarapa College, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Minister of Education Tim Macindoe announced today. “Wairarapa College is one of...


$14.4m to support Kaikōura earthquake recovery

Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has announced additional support of $14.4 million for Kaikōura’s earthquake recovery efforts today. “This new funding will help repair essential infrastructure and recognises...


Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says she fully supports Fish and Game’s decision to phase out lead shot for waterfowl hunting.Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council voted last month to end...


Ongoing support for education following Kaikōura quake

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says more funding is being made available to support education in areas affected by last year’s Kaikōura earthquake. “Budget 2017 provides $810,000 over two fiscal...