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Minister supports stronger anti-doping regulation at world forum

“The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has an important role in setting the rules and ensuring they are followed around the world,” says Dr Coleman. “We need to bolster WADA’s...


McClay attends regional trade meetings in Hanoi

Trade Minister Todd McClay has arrived in Vietnam for the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Trade Ministers, where he will also co-chair a meeting on the next...


English gets trade deal back on the table

Prime Minister Bill English and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have reiterated their commitment to the Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) in a meeting in Tokyo this week and will work to...


More progress for Rotorua’s cycleway network

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today marked the completion and start of two important cycleway links for Rotorua’s growing urban walking and cycling network. Mr Bridges opened the 1.6km...


New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

A new Tasman Housing Accord aimed at boosting the district’s housing supply has been signed today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Richard Kempthorne. “Tasman...


NZ to provide $1.3m for Fiji climate conference

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee have today announced that New Zealand will provide $1.3 million to support Fiji’s presidency of the United Nations Climate...


$359,000 to help recycle waste wood

The Government is supporting the collection and recycling of Tauranga’s untreated wood waste with a grant of $359,000, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today.Tauranga-based Goodwood Ltd collects untreated wood...


'Wild Creations' - artists with a conservation connection

Our unique natural heritage is set to inspire New Zealand artists through an initiative announced today by the Minister of Conservation and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage,...


$6.7 million Redevelopment for Kaikorai Primary School

Kaikorai Primary School in Dunedin is set to benefit from a $6.7 million redevelopment as part of the Government’s commitment to modernise school infrastructure, Education Minister Nikki Kaye and...


Pioneering woman scholar honoured

Education Minister Nikki Kaye unveiled a commemorative photograph at Auckland Grammar School this morning, dedicated to New Zealand’s first ever female university graduate, Kate Edger. “It was a privilege...