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Tourism on the up in Christchurch

Tourism data shows greater Christchurch is back on the itinerary for many international visitors but Christchurch still has some work to do replenishing its accommodation stocks, Minister supporting Greater...


PM congratulates Theresa May

Prime Minister Bill English today congratulated Theresa May on her re-election as British Prime Minister."I spoke to Theresa May last night and congratulated her on forming a government,” says Mr...


New Zealand's Ocean conference commitments

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand has made clear our long-term commitment to protecting, conserving and sustainably using oceans and marine resources at the United Nations Ocean Conference in...


Major new litter initiative announced

A major new campaign to stop people littering was announced by Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson today.“Litter is a risk to New Zealand’s clean green brand and the best solution...


First train arrives in Kaikoura after November quake

The first work train to reach Kaikoura on the Main North Line following November’s devastating earthquake arrived today, marking a significant milestone for the rebuild project, Transport Minister Simon...


Budget 2017: Supporting Māori language and kura management


Veterans starting to seek out services

There has been a 33 per cent increase in uptake of Veterans Independence Programmes (VIP) over the past year, Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Bennett says.The VIP enables New Zealand veterans...


Parihaka reconciliation ceremony

Mihi Te maunga tupuna, Taranaki Tū mai, tū mai rā Ngā uri whakaheke Koutou ngā kaikawe o ngā tohutohu a Tohu Kākahi, a Te Whiti o Rongomai Karanga mai, mihi...


Deed of Reconciliation signed with Parihaka

The Crown has signed a Deed of Reconciliation with the Parihaka community in a ceremony held at Parihaka, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.“In the second half of the 19th century,...


No UN-ordered investigation into Afghan raid

Contrary to an inaccurate Amnesty International press release and subsequent media reports, the New Zealand government has not been ordered to investigate the allegations made in the book Hit &...