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Funding approved for Auckland’s Lincoln Road improvements

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the approval of $46.4 million in advanced funding by the NZ Transport Agency to Auckland Transport for the construction of the Lincoln Road Corridor...


Top honours for Passchendaele competition tied

Two students have tied for first place in the Passchendaele multi-media competition, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs David Bennett announced.Wellington’s Neakiry Kivi and Tauranga’s Amanda Yang were the two year 13...


$6m for more youth enterprise initiatives

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye tonight announced details of the $6 million investment over four years under Budget 2017 to fund more youth enterprise initiatives. Ms Kaye made the announcement...


Scholarships for aspiring Pacific health professionals

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is congratulating 25 tertiary students awarded Pacific Health Scholarships during a special ceremony in Porirua today. The Ministry of Health-funded scholarships aim to strengthen...


Legislation Bill introduced

A bill to improve public access to the law has been introduced to Parliament, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. “This Government is committed to producing an accessible, clear and...


Disability Rights Commissioner appointed

Disability advocate and former paralympian Paula Tesoriero has been appointed as the Human Rights Commission’s next Disability Rights Commissioner, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell announced today.The position of Disabilities Rights...


Shortlist announced for Christchurch social housing transfer

Three Community Housing Providers have been given the opportunity to present formal proposals to take over up to 2500 Housing New Zealand properties and tenancies in Christchurch, the Government announced...


Minister celebrates World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to celebrate the strength, courage and tenacity of refugees around the world and acknowledge the contribution they make here in New Zealand, says...


Brand new school facilities enhance refugee education

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe is today, on World Refugee Day, welcoming the opening of new education facilities at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland. “This $6.9 million...


PACER Plus NIA released as agreement tabled

Trade Minister Todd McClay tabled the PACER Plus trade and development agreement in Parliament today and has released the National Interest Analysis (NIA), which sets out the benefits of...