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Nominations open for 2017 NZ Youth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“These awards recognise and celebrate young New Zealanders who have achieved outstanding results, as...


$2m tourism and cultural boost for Tairawhiti

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced funding will be made available for tourism infrastructure and cultural events as part of the...


Customs makes record drug seizures

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating Customs on a record number of drug seizures in 2016.“Customs made 4165 seizures last year, including over 413 kilograms of methamphetamine and 1.1...


$30m erosion control programme widened

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has announced changes to Gisborne region’s Erosion Control Funding Programme to allow a wider range of measures to manage erosion in the region. The...


Govt to work with Gisborne on transport priorities

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced that the Government will work with local stakeholders to identify and prioritise transport initiatives to help boost economic growth in Gisborne. The announcement...


Plan to boost Gisborne’s regional development launched

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston and other Ministers are in Gisborne today for the release of the Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan, highlighting the Government’s...


Wood technology investment in forestry sector

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced $2 million funding for a wood-processing facility which uses automation and robotics to turn low-value pine...


New funding to develop Tairāwhiti labour force, including youth skills

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today announced new funding of $1.8 million over three years to grow the skills and capability of Tairāwhiti’s regional labour force, including youth.Mrs Tolley says...


$800k for new classrooms at Te Anau Primary School

Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Te Anau Primary School, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“This investment will help the school cater for projected...


New employment resource for young people

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have today announced the release of a new online resource designed to help young people enter...