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Lee to run for National in Maungakiekie

Denise Lee has been selected by National as its Maungakiekie candidate for the 2017 General Election. Ms Lee is a proud mum and dedicated local who has lived in the...


Hundreds have their say on healthy ageing

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says it is encouraging to see such a high level of interest in the proposed Healthy Ageing Strategy. “It’s incredibly heartening to know so...


Labour being tricky on housing numbers

The Labour Party’s claim that “the number of dwellings consented in January was down 5 per cent on where it was in January last year” is just plain wrong,...


Speech to HRINZ: The reason for the Gender Pay Gap

Good afternoon, and thank you for coming along today. I’d like to acknowledge Chris Till and the Human Resources Institute for hosting me.  This is my first major speech...


Call to action on closing the Gender Pay Gap

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today expressed disappointment at the findings of new research which shows bias and perceptions about women in the workplace are what’s driving the Gender...


New appointments to the Science Board

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced three new appointments, as well as two reappointments, to the Science Board. New members Dr David Wratt, Dr Jill Vintiner and...


BREAKING: Seven month surplus better than expected

The Government’s books are better than expected, with a $1.1 billion OBEGAL surplus for the seven months to January, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Stronger tax revenues as a result...


Border system marks milestone

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating border agencies on the five-millionth transaction through a key trade system. The Trade Single Window, developed by Customs and the Ministry for...


Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

Good morning and welcome everyone. Thank you for inviting me to your Downstream 2017 conference.Having an affordable and secure supply of energy underpins everything we do- from the economic viability...


Court services returned to Kaikoura

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the return of court services to Kaikoura. The District Court at Kaikoura has held its first hearing since the earthquake with...