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Canterbury construction still strong

Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Construction Activity focuses...


Conference speech: Steven Joyce

It’s wonderful to see you all. Can I acknowledge our Prime Minister and our Deputy Prime Minister, the President, Party Board, Party management, can I acknowledge Ministerial and Parliamentary colleagues...


Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats,...


Former motel coming online to help Gisborne homeless

The purchase of a former motel in Gisborne is an example of the commitment Government has made to helping local Gisborne families with housing, Associate Minister for Social Housing...


$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says...


Two former motels coming online to help Hawke’s Bay homeless

Months of hard work is coming to fruition and benefiting local Hawke’s Bay families with another 23 short-term transitional housing places due to open in the next few weeks,...


Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, at...


New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways...


$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says....