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Redevelopment milestone for Koru School, Mangere

A new two-storey block containing 31 teaching spaces at Koru School in Mangere, Auckland, was opened today by Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “The opening of this new block...


Key Hamilton shared pathway opens

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Western Rail Trail shared pathway, a new link in Hamilton’s growing walking and cycling network. The $6.7 million, 2.7km path is a...


Counting the cost of road crashes

Annual research released today has highlighted the hidden cost we pay for road crashes, says Associate Transport Minister David Bennett. The Ministry of Transport’s annual Social Cost of Road...


Attorney-General to attend Battle of Arras commemorations

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson leaves for France tomorrow to represent New Zealand at commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of Arras. “Members of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and...


Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, has issued a Joint Communique agreeing on key areas to collaborate and coordinate. “It was a...


Resource Legislation Amendment Bill: Third Reading Speech

I move that the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill be now read a third time. This Bill is a critical part of the Government's programme to increase the supply and...


Second phase RMA Bill passed

The successful passage today of the 250 page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill through its third reading is a major milestone for the Government’s reform programme, Environment Minister Dr Nick...


Pukeahu National War Memorial Park wins prestigious landscape award

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Pukeahu National War Memorial Park’s overall win at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architecture annual awards is a fitting...


Disclosure scheme helping to prevent violence

A potentially life-saving scheme that allows Police to disclose a person’s violent past to a partner or friend has been used 158 times since it was launched, say Police...


Flu immunisation campaign launched

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Unichem Miramar Pharmacy, Wellington.“More than one million New Zealanders get immunised against influenza each year,” says Dr Coleman.“A...