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Insulation grants extended to low-income home owners

The Government has extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation grants to include low-income home owners in addition to landlords with low-income or high health...


$40m digital fluency package

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced an investment package of around $40 million over three years to enhance the digital fluency of our young people. “This investment will support the...


Corrections officers to carry pepper spray

Frontline Corrections officers will soon be able to carry pepper spray on their bodies to increase staff and prisoner safety, says Minister of Corrections Louise Upston. The Corrections Amendment...


Digital curriculum changes connect young people to the future

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “We’re breaking...


Free chickenpox immunisation for kids

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the introduction of free chickenpox vaccination for 15 month olds, beginning on 1 July. “The introduction of the free chickenpox vaccine for 15...


Point England housing Bill passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local...


Energy Innovation Amendment Bill passes third reading

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced new measures to support the uptake of electric vehicles and improve energy efficiency in New Zealand....


Diverse range of winners at PM’s Education Awards

A diverse mix of schools and early learning providers have been celebrated for their outstanding work at the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards tonight, with Manurewa Intermediate School taking...


Budget 2017: $6m for Wellington regional emergency water supplies

Local Government Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today announced Budget 2017 provides $6 million to part fund emergency water supplies in the Wellington region. “The...


Police Minister to Solomon Islands for RAMSI farewell

Police Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Honiara tomorrow to mark the draw-down of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). “In 2003 political instability and conflict posed...