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Cathedral Working Group report released

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report.“I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future of the cathedral, and...


Care & support workers’ pay equity legislation passes 1st reading

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill which will ensure 55,000 care and support workers receive their share in a $2 billion pay rise has passed its first reading....


Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of their first test rocket on the Mahia Peninsula. “Today’s successful launch...


Speech to National Cross Sector Forum – $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister. I am honoured to be here with so many...


Speech to National Cross Sector Forum – $1.5 billion Budget boost for education

Tēnā koutou katoa. Welcome. It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk about my first Budget as Education Minister.I am honoured to be here with so many people dedicated...


$4.5m to explore census transformation


$10.2m to improve financial capability of young New Zealanders

Budget 2017 is investing $10.2 million of operating funding over the next four years for initiatives to improve the financial capability of young New Zealanders, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister...


$982m funding boost for Defence

New Zealand’s Defence Force will receive a $406 million boost in operating funding over four years and $576 million in capital as part of Budget 2017, says Defence Minister Mark...


$81.8m for Community Corrections and prisoner rehabilitation

Budget 2017 invests $81.8 million of new operating funding over four years to help manage offenders serving sentences in the community and to improve prisoner rehabilitation, Corrections Minister Louise Upston...


$81.9m for excellent high impact science

Budget 2017 will invest an additional $81.9 million of new operating funding over four years to support high-impact, mission-led programmes of science through the Endeavour Fund, Science and Innovation Minister...