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Assistance for Samoan cocoa growers

Chocolate lovers and Samoan cocoa growers will both benefit from a $4.8m, five-year programme of support for Samoa’s cocoa industry, Prime Minister Bill English announced in Samoa today.“Samoa has ideal...


Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

Thirteen lawyers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel this year, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. They are: Auckland – John Dixon, Suzanne Robertson, Rachael Reed, Paul Borich, Adam Ross,...


Bold new media initiative for children announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive ad-free space for primary school age children to explore and...


New learning space for Waimate High School

Associate Minister of Education Louise Upston today opened a new learning space at Waimate High School.The school prioritised funding to upgrade one of its buildings to create three collaborative teaching...


Funding for mine clearance in Afghanistan

New Zealand will provide $750,000 to support landmine clearance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. “New Zealand has a long history of involvement in Afghanistan, including support for...


Ministers welcome Lions Series kick-off

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry welcome the kick-off of the DHL NZ Lions Series 2017....


Speech to the Ballance Farm Environment Awards

Tonight’s event is one of the best demonstrations possible of farmers caring for their land and wanting to leave it in a better state for future generations. It’s an...


New public engagement programme promotes trade opportunity

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced a series of trade-related public, iwi and business events signalling greater public engagement to help New Zealanders identify new opportunities and benefits from...


New 72-unit transitional housing complex opens

A new $12 million transitional housing complex on Puhinui Road in Auckland will help house up to 560 families a year, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has announced. The...


Progress on Bowel Cancer screening rollout

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says final preparations are underway for the National Bowel Screening Programme to begin in Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. “Every year more than 3,000 New Zealanders...