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Next steps on individual client level data

The Government will be advising social service providers that their new contracts will not require the collection of individual client level data until a new data protection and use...


Good examples of dementia care highlighted

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a move to promote examples of good practice in dementia design. The best examples of secure dementia unit design have been published...


Progress on Pt England housing development

Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


Budget 2017: growing our economy and supporting kiwi families

The National-led Government is delivering its ninth Budget on Thursday May 25th. Budget 2017 will see fresh ideas from a strong, unified Government. Under the direction of Prime Minister...


Latest Iraq deployment to build on good work

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell says New Zealanders can be proud of the achievements of the Defence Force in the fight against Isis.The fifth rotation of Task Group Taji, the combined...


Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says....


More aged care nurses to meet growing demand

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says the number of registered nurses working in rest homes and aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is more than keeping...


New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say...


New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say...


All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says.Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium...