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FairWay change positive for staff and customers

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have today announced the sale of FairWay Resolution from Crown ownership to employee ownership with effect from July this year....


$15 million boost for Pacific labour mobility

The Government has today announced $10 million in new funding to expand Pacific labour mobility, as the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme celebrates ten years of success. Foreign Minister...


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 Bill makes...


Voluntary glass recycling programme reaches seven year milestone

The Glass Packaging Forum and its glass recycling programme has been  celebrated in Auckland by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson. Mr Simpson visited O-I Glass in Penrose to tour...


New handbook to better support caregivers

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new handbook brings together information about universal health and education services, making it easier for caregivers to find the information they need...


Budget 2017: $5.5 million investment in Northland schools

Around $5.5 million will be invested under Budget 2017 to provide more new classrooms for schools in Northland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe announced...


Government announces funding for innovative business model

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro and Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell say Government funding will help support the growth of businesses working to...


Offer of reinstatement for Cathedral

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today reiterating her commitment to finding an agreed solution for the ChristChurch Cathedral by releasing an offer of reinstatement. “The Cathedral...


Customs agreement signed with EU

Customs Minister Tim Macindoe welcomes the signing of a Customs Cooperation Agreement with the European Union in Brussels overnight. The Agreement will strengthen cooperation with the European Union in...


More homes for the Hutt Valley

Work is set to begin on a significant project to build and refurbish over 700 homes in the Hutt Valley, Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams has...