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Stream restoration takes top Green Ribbon

A highly successful Hawke’s Bay stream restoration project has taken out the top prize at the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards, announced tonight by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and...


$2 billion pay equity settlement bill for 55,000 health care workers passes into law

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a bill to implement a historic pay equity settlement for 55,000 of the health sector’s lowest paid workers passed into law today with unanimous...


New supercomputing capability for New Zealand

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced an investment of $31.7 million to upgrade New Zealand’s supercomputing capabilities. “The existing supercomputers are at the end of their operating...


Innovation front and centre at Accelerator event

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged the innovation of teams which presented solutions to challenges of dealing with government at a Wellington event today. The R9 Accelerator 3+...


Drink driving charges halved since 2009

Drink driving charges have halved since 2009, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. Latest drink driving offence figures show the number of people charged in 2016 was 16,304 compared to...


NZ university rankings strengthened

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the news that five of New Zealand’s eight universities have improved their ranking in the annual Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)...


$4m grant to Hawke's Bay Opera House

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings will receive $4 million in funding for seismic strengthening from the Regional Culture and Heritage...


Green light for up to 71 new homes in Hamilton

The $7 million redevelopment of Jebson Place means warmer and safer houses for the Hamilton community, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. Work will begin later this year...


PM to lead Pacific Mission to Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga

Prime Minister Bill English will travel to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga next week leading a delegation of New Zealand Pasifika community leaders, iwi and business representatives.The Minister of...


Objection to anti-nuclear motion disappointing

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a shame the Green Party has chosen to play petty politics over today’s motion in Parliament to mark the 30th anniversary of New...