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Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely...


A skilled workforce for Canterbury

The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. The funding will also...


Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to...


Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury. The announcement was made...


Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy. ...


Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad.Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister,...


AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions.The new legislation will remove the Crown guarantee of the Public...


Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs

We hear a lot at the moment that we live in turbulent times, but we shouldn’t immediately jump to the conclusion that the world is any more turbulent at the...


General practice increasingly popular with young doctors

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an increase in interest in general practice amongst medical students is a promising trend. “It’s important that health facilities around the country are well...


New black stilt aviary in the Mackenzie Basin

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says a new breeding aviary for the world’s rarest wading bird, the black stilt, is about to be built in the Mackenzie Basin near Twizel....