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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...


Contract awarded for replacement of Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that it has awarded the contract for the replacement of the Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge to Fletcher...


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.


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.


Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.5 per cent over...


Significant increase in renewables and second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy...


$3 million boost for natural hazards monitoring

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced initial funding of up to $3 million to develop and enhance GeoNet’s natural hazards monitoring capability...


Pasifika Education Centre Board appointments

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the Pasifika Education Centre Trust Board (PEC). PEC is a long standing Pacific community education provider...


Tourism growth supporting Canterbury region

Many New Zealand families will be making the most of their summer break to travel around the country, while many businesses will be gearing up for the busy tourist season,...


Progress on Auckland’s Northern Corridor

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says Auckland’s Northern Corridor transport project has taken a significant step forward today.