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Changes recognise tobacco tax increases

The Government is taking steps to ensure that small grocery businesses can continue to hold liquor licences, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.The moves are designed to ensure the...


Current state of New Zealand’s transport system revealed

Associate Transport Minister Tim Macindoe has launched the first product of the Transport Outlook project, the Transport Outlook: Current State report. The Transport Outlook project aims to provide information,...


New elder abuse intervention services

The Minister for Seniors, Maggie Barry, says a new elder abuse intervention service which starts tomorrow will help keep older New Zealanders safe. “Elder abuse is a scourge on...


PM welcomes opening of Australian pathway to citizenship

Prime Minister Bill English is welcoming the launch of a new pathway for New Zealanders to gain citizenship in Australia, which starts tomorrow.New Zealanders who arrived in Australia between 26...


Landmark pay equity deal among July 1 changes

A landmark pay equity deal is just one of a number of government policy changes coming into effect tomorrow that deliver for New Zealanders, Prime Minister Bill English says. Legislation...


New Zealand Racing Board gets fresh eyes

Minister for Racing David Bennett has appointed Bill Birnie to the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). “It’s a pleasure to welcome Bill Birnie to the NZRB. Mr Birnie brings...


Home construction boom continues

The number and value of homes being constructed across New Zealand is continuing to grow and reach new highs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith said today in...


$21m for roll growth classrooms in Auckland

Around $21 million will be invested for more roll growth classrooms in Auckland as part of Budget 2017, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe....


Second care reform Bill passes second reading

The second stage of major reform to New Zealand’s care and protection system took a step forward in Parliament today, says Minister for Children Anne Tolley. “This Bill is...


Strategy to lift deceased organ donation rates

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman has launched a national strategy which aims to lift the rate of deceased organ donations and therefore increase the number of people who can...