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Parenting Resource helps kids get best start

Minister for Children Anne Tolley has today launched the Parenting Resource, a new website to help parents give their children the best start in life. “This resource will help...


Budget 2017: Extra $6m to support communities

The Government will invest $6 million over four years to support prosperous and more resilient communities, Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro says. $1.5 million has been added...


New Corrections officers welcomed

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 80 new frontline officers from all walks of life to Corrections following their graduation today.The recruits, 54 men and 30 women, completed...


New Toolkit to improve health and safety

ACC and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a new Workplace Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit (the Toolkit) to provide businesses with advice and guidance...


New Chief Employment Court Judge appointed

Employment Court Judge Christina Inglis has been appointed Chief Judge of the Employment Court to replace Chief Judge Colgan who will retire in July, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today....


Automatic exchange of financial information to begin in New Zealand

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the start of Inland Revenue’s information campaign on the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) which is part of the OECD-led effort to...


Final telecommunications reform package announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced the final details of the Government’s reform package to improve the Telecommunications Act and modernise the communications sector. The final package will introduce...


Joint Statement recognises valued relationship

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell and his Indonesian counterpart, Ryamizard Ryacudu have signed a Joint Statement on Defence Relations today, signalling stronger defence ties between the two countries.Meeting in Jakarta today, the...


Minister welcomes report on native birds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on saving New Zealand’s native birds and her endorsement of Predator Free 2050.  “Dr Jan Wright...


Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Whio Recovery Programme has made considerable progress towards securing the future of the species. “Through a $4.5 million partnership with Genesis Energy going...