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Green light for State Highway 3 improvements

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the route for a bypass of the Awakino Tunnel and the next steps for the Mt Messenger bypass project.“State Highway 3 is a key...


Next step for Central North Island transport connections

Transport and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges announced today the rural ring road for Palmerston North is a step closer, with funding confirmed for the next stage of two...


New provider secured for autism services

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes, previously run by IDEA Services. “People with ASD are often vulnerable to sudden...


Final results confirm rising Māori and Pasifika student achievement

Final NCEA results released this week confirm that more students are achieving NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3, with the most significant increases in achievement being by Māori students...


More under-13s seeing the doctor

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more kids are seeing their doctors. "We want to ensure young Kiwis get the best possible start in life. Removing the cost barrier of...


New appointment to support physical activity and nutrition in schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor....


Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise”

It’s great to be here tonight celebrating two important milestones for the Orange Roughy fishery. The first is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for several key orange roughy fisheries,...


Minister welcomes Accessible City rethink

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says he’s pleased recovery agencies have listened to the concerns of businesses and residents about the city’s transport plan. On Monday,...


Haast welcomes the return of tokoeka kiwi

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says 11 of New Zealand’s rarest kiwi have been returned home to the Haast Kiwi Sanctuary today. “These young tokoeka kiwi were removed from Haast...


Views being sought on suicide prevention

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released the draft suicide prevention strategy for consultation. “Suicidal behaviour affects a significant number of people every year, and has substantial impacts on...