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Appointment to Local Government Commission

Local Government Minister Anne Tolley has announced the appointment of Brendan Duffy as a temporary member of the Local Government Commission. Mr Duffy has had a long career in...


First Pacific organization registered as Community Housing Provider

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro has welcomed the news that Penina Health Trust has become a registered Community Housing Provider.The trust, which currently provides a range of mental health services,...


Changes to improve courts come into effect

Our justice system has been improved and is now easier for New Zealanders to use, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says. “The Judicature Modernisation Bill is an important law...


New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during World War 1 will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme. “This year attention turns from Gallipoli...


Review of aged care software welcome

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming the findings of an independent review into a world-leading assessment tool to enhance the quality of care in residential aged care facilities.The interRAI...


Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the release of the Chief Ombudsman’s report into Corrections’ care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm.“I have been briefed by the Corrections...


New Zealand companies impress at Dubai tradeshow

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has attended the world’s largest food tradeshow in Dubai today, as annual two-way trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries exceeds $3.2 billion.“This visit...


New $3.8m classroom block for Long Bay Primary School, Auckland

Around $3.8 million will be invested to build a new two-storey classroom block at Auckland’s Long Bay Primary School, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.The Prime Minister, the Right Hon...


Judges announced for Education Awards

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the judging panel for the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.Included in the panel are Michelle Dickinson, the 2016 Women of Influence Award winner for...


$6 million boost to the Community Resilience Partnership Fund for Canterbury’s wellbeing

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the $6 million boost to the Community Resilience Partnership Fund to support community-led wellbeing projects in Canterbury following the earthquakes.“Supporting the rebuild in...