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NZ welcomes success of nuclear treaty talks

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new international treaty to ban nuclear weapons at the United Nations in New York. New Zealand...


First sod turned on next stage of Kāpiti Expressway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today turned the first sod for the $330 million Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway project, one of the Government’s Roads of National Significance.The Expressway is...


Broadband builds underway in more towns

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Picton, Horotiu, Thames, Dargaville and One Tree Point, as the extension to the Government’s...


UFB build completed in Levin as Otaki begins

The Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Levin is now complete, providing an additional 8,507 households and businesses in the Manawatu-Whanganui region with access to fibre. Communications Minister Simon Bridges...


$2.2 million awarded to innovative teaching projects

The latest projects are being funded in the third round of the $18 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund (TLIF), which for the first time has been opened to teachers from...


Te Ara Mua - Future Streets delivers a safer way to get around in Māngere

Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe today joined the Mayor of Auckland, Phil Goff, and Māngere-Otahuhu Local Board Chair, Lemauga Lydia Sosene, in cutting the ribbon to mark the completion...


Recognising KickStart Breakfast volunteers

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is pleased to announce the 2017 KickStart Breakfast award champions. “Over 29,000 students in more than 950 schools receive a nutritious breakfast through the KickStart...


$14m refurbishment of Northland College open

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston today announced the official opening of the $14 million redevelopment of Northland College in Kaikohe.Ms Upston was at the college...


Cross-party support for Cathedral

A cross-party letter included in the Government offer of reinstatement for ChristChurch Cathedral shows significant support for a prompt decision, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says.The letter —...


City Rail Link Limited Board appointed

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges, in conjunction with Auckland Council, today announced appointments to the Board of City Rail Link Limited, the new company jointly owned...