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Apprenticeship numbers continue to grow

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston have welcomed the latest apprenticeship figures, which show an increase of...


Home support funding is up 53%

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest data shows that funding for home support services nationwide is up 53 per cent. “To help New Zealanders live longer, healthy lives...


New services to support disabled people in work

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced two new support services to help disabled people and people with health conditions stay in work. “Disabled people and people with health...


Response underway following myrtle rust find

A biosecurity response is underway after the detection of myrtle rust on mainland New Zealand for the first time, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry...


Secure Online Learning now at all prisons

Corrections has completed a programme to equip all its prisons with secure computer suites that allow prisoners access to online learning tools, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.“With new Secure Online...


Social investment approach to mental health

Good morning, it’s great to be here on a beautiful Wellington morning. I’d like to acknowledge Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission. I’d like...


Intelligence Inspector-General reappointed

Prime Minister Bill English has announced the reappointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.The reappointment is for a term of three years, commencing 5 May 2017.“In the...


More new Auckland classrooms opening today

Education Minister Nikki Kaye will officially open two new modular classrooms at Henderson Valley School in West Auckland this morning.She will also visit Peninsula Primary School in Te Atatu, to...


First MAG meeting to increase trade engagement

Trade Minister Todd McClay will chair the first meeting of the Trade Ministerial Advisory Group today (MAG) and says it builds on a strong campaign of new engagement opportunities...


New Zealand’s top scholar announced

Former Hamilton Boys’ High School student Christopher Mayo was presented with the Prime Minister’s Award for Academic Excellence by Education Minister Nikki Kaye this morning, at the New Zealand...