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Evaluations to inform ‘once in a lifetime’ system transformation

Evaluations of the Christchurch and Waikato Enabling Good Lives (EGL) demonstrations will help guide the transformation of the disability support system, Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner...


Bay of Plenty flooding classified as medium-scale event

The Government has today classified the flooding from ex-Cyclone Debbie in the Bay of Plenty as a medium-scale adverse event.Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...


New Zealand mānuka honey science definition

Food Safety Minister David Bennett has welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries’ release of a proposed scientific definition for mānuka honey produced in New Zealand.“Overseas regulators and consumers have expressed...


More than 1000 staff employed in Communities of Learning

New figures show more than 1100 teachers and principals have been appointed to new roles in Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako across the country. “I’m delighted to see staff being...


2017 New Zealand Youth Awards winners

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards. “These awards recognise young New Zealanders who’ve achieved outstanding results and given back to...


$1.6m for new classrooms at St Leonards Road School, Auckland

Around $1.6 million will be invested to provide three additional classrooms at St Leonard’s Road School in Kelston, Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This is part...


Radio spectrum fees reduced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a reduction in radio spectrum fees and a simplified regime, to come into effect later this year. The changes will reduce the average...


More mental health & addiction nurses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of registered nurses working in mental health and addictions services has increased at a higher rate for than other areas of nursing....


Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships Recognise Māori Excellence

Eight prestigious tertiary scholarships will be presented to outstanding Māori students by Education Minister and Ngārimu Board Chair Hon Hekia Parata in a ceremony at Parliament today. The eight...


Focus on Māori offending

Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams have today announced $10 million for initiatives to improve Māori justice outcomes. “It is well known that Māori are overrepresented...