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Quake insurance advisory service extended

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the extension of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS). The Government has approved $600,000 to extend the service until the end...


Justice Precinct a step closer to completion

Christchurch’s Justice and Emergency Services Precinct has reached a key milestone with the commencement of the fit-out of the Justice Building, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams. “This...


Humanitarian assistance for war-torn Iraq

New Zealand will contribute $1.5 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross for crucial humanitarian assistance in Iraq, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. The humanitarian crisis...


Increase in MSD clients using online services

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says more MSD clients are now accessing online services, making it easier for them to get the support they need. “We know that New...


Muslim community gathers to celebrate Eid

Muslim community gathers to celebrate Eid Members of the Muslim community will gather at Parliament tonight in a celebration of the Islamic festival of Eid ul-Fitr (Eid), Minister...


Sports board appointees step up to the plate

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a suite of new appointments to a range of sports boards. “I believe that strong leadership which sets a clear...


Bill tackles meth, damage and unlawful tenancies

A Bill which provides better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords has passed its First Reading in Parliament 105-14, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The...


Improvements to land transfer system

New legislation just passed in Parliament ensures New Zealand’s land transfer system will continue to be modern and world-leading, says Land Information Minister Mark Mitchell.“The Land Transfer Bill reflects the...


Offender identity Bill passes second reading

A Bill seeking to strengthen how agencies verify the identity of offenders has passed its second reading in Parliament with overwhelming support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Enhancing...


North Korea missile tests unacceptable

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has condemned today’s test launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea.   “North Korea has now tested more than a dozen ballistic missiles this year,” Mr Brownlee...