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Delivering emergency housing for 10,000 vulnerable New Zealanders

The Government has secured 870 transitional places providing housing for 3480 households a year for around 10,000 New Zealanders in need of warm and safe housing, with a further...


New Housing Affordability Measure released

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market to be monitored at a more detailed level, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


Additional $1.2 million for Kaikoura earthquake science

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced $1.2 million of additional funding for the Natural Hazards Research Platform to conduct vital research and work to support the Kaikoura earthquake...


Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research that suggests kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help older Māori avoid dementia. In 2013, the Government invested $1.8...


Release of Stage 1 of Havelock North Drinking-Water Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the public release of Stage 1 of the Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water. Stage 1 addresses the causes of the water contamination incident and...


R&D loss tax credits proving popular

More than $10 million in research and development loss tax credits have already been paid out after the first year of a scheme designed to help start-up companies access...


Budget 2017: $74.6m to further grow business R&D

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced an additional $74.6 million in funding through the Innovative New Zealand programme in Budget 2017 to meet the growing demand for...


Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Jobseeker Support clients with a cancer diagnosis no longer need to provide multiple medical certificates.“I asked MSD to work with the Cancer Society to...


$260k for 800 new youth development opportunities

New partnerships with Netball NZ and 24-7 Youthwork Trust will see $260,000 invested to create up to 800 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“These opportunities are...


DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust

The Department of Conservation and Botanic Gardens in New Zealand are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as Myrtle Rust. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry...