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Foreign Minister to attend Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. “New...


$3.6m New Plymouth school property projects underway

Soil turning ceremonies today will mark the start of two education construction projects in New Plymouth, at Spotswood College and the wharekura Te Pi’ipi’inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea, says Associate...


Electric Vehicle Registrations Hit 3,000

More than 3,000 electric vehicles (EVs) are now registered in New Zealand, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations we are now...


Chinese Premier to visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit New Zealand next week.Prime Minister Bill English announced today that he and Premier Li will hold official talks in Wellington, and that he and...


More emergency housing opens in Naenae

Vulnerable families will now have other housing options in Lower Hutt thanks to Government funding says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro.The Minister today visited the blessing and opening of...


Minister congratulates Polyfest students

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has today congratulated the winners of the 2017 ASB Polyfest. “It was another fantastic event this year and I know that the judges would...


Corrections officers graduate from training

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has congratulated 53 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors on their graduation from training. “I thank these men and women for stepping up to...


Work begins on massive slip at Ohau Point

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a significant milestone has been reached in the effort to restore the coastal road and rail corridor north of Kaikoura. Work commenced this week...


Delivering better wine and underwater robots

An underwater robot and a portable winemaking system are just some of the innovations being advanced at the New Zealand Product Accelerator programme, visited today by Science and Innovation...


Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for...