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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...


DOC Community Funds for Gisborne Projects

Yesterday I met with representatives of the four groups in Gisborne helping wage the War on Weeds and protect native species from introduced predators and invasive plants.   These are four...


WTO decision important for NZ beef and horticulture into Indonesia

Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision upholding New Zealand's challenge to 18 agricultural non-tariff barriers imposed by Indonesia.


More NZ support for Syria relief efforts

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide an additional $1 million to help Syrian people affected by the civil war, including those in Aleppo.