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National selects Mangere & Manurewa candidates

National has selected two new Auckland candidates, with Agnes Loheni in Mangere and Katrina Bungard in Manurewa. Ms Loheni, of Samoan descent, runs a successful Pacific clothing brand. Mrs Bungard...


$220m contract signed for third schools PPP

A contract has been signed with the ShapEd consortium to deliver the third schools public private partnership (PPP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “I’m pleased to confirm...


3 ways the NZ economy is on the right track

In Government National has worked hard to help see Kiwis get through the economic recession, natural disasters including the Christchurch Earthquakes, and confront global headwinds. Now, with our...


NZ artists at prestigious contemporary exhibition

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated three New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at documenta -  breaking new ground  for New Zealand art at one...


O’Fallon National’s Rimutaka candidate

Carolyn O’Fallon has been selected as National’s Rimutaka candidate for the 2017 General Election. Ms O’Fallon is currently a principle advisor for a central government department, and formerly the Director...


Redevelopment milestone for Koru School, Mangere

A new two-storey block containing 31 teaching spaces at Koru School in Mangere, Auckland, was opened today by Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “The opening of this new block...


Key Hamilton shared pathway opens

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Western Rail Trail shared pathway, a new link in Hamilton’s growing walking and cycling network. The $6.7 million, 2.7km path is a...


Counting the cost of road crashes

Annual research released today has highlighted the hidden cost we pay for road crashes, says Associate Transport Minister David Bennett. The Ministry of Transport’s annual Social Cost of Road...


Attorney-General to attend Battle of Arras commemorations

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson leaves for France tomorrow to represent New Zealand at commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of Arras. “Members of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company and...


Calls for greater cooperation in peacekeeping training

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee, on behalf of the South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, has issued a Joint Communique agreeing on key areas to collaborate and coordinate. “It was a...