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Budget 2017: $5.5 million investment in Canterbury schools

Around $5.5 million will be invested under Budget 2017 to expand the capacity of schools in the Canterbury region, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim...


Hunter Downs Water Ltd given requiring authority status

Minister for the Environment Dr Nick Smith has granted Hunter Downs Water Limited requiring authority status to develop and operate the Hunter Downs Irrigation Scheme in South Canterbury. “The...


Productive discussions with OzKiwi lobby group

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s had productive discussions with lobby group OzKiwi today about the concerns some New Zealanders living in Australia have. “We discussed a range of...


Opening of new 12-classroom building at Rangiora Borough School

Associate Minister of Education, Tim Macindoe, will visit Rangiora Borough School today to officially open a new $6 million building that the school has named after local pioneer, Henry Blackett....


Opening of new 12-classroom building at Rangiora Borough School

Associate Minister of Education, Tim Macindoe, will visit Rangiora Borough School today to officially open a new $6 million building that the school has named after local pioneer, Henry Blackett.“The...


Waterview Tunnel set to open early July

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel will open to traffic in early July, marking the biggest milestone in the city’s transport network in more than half a...


Roaming Kiwis urged to travel safe

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is encouraging all New Zealanders heading overseas to register with SafeTravel. SafeTravel was launched in 2006 and is the official source of advice for New...


Early release of FTA scoping paper demonstrates ambition on trade

Trade Minister Todd McClay has released an information paper on the scope of the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) as the...


Tourism on the up in Christchurch

Tourism data shows greater Christchurch is back on the itinerary for many international visitors but Christchurch still has some work to do replenishing its accommodation stocks, Minister supporting Greater...


PM congratulates Theresa May

Prime Minister Bill English today congratulated Theresa May on her re-election as British Prime Minister."I spoke to Theresa May last night and congratulated her on forming a government,” says Mr...