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Govt provides $3m for Christchurch home buyers

Government funding that was committed to assist the Christchurch City Council in their housing objectives will be used to establish a shared equity home ownership initiative, says Social Housing...


Social housing a focus in build up to busy time in Auckland

Months of hard work has put Government in a good position to house those most in need in Auckland during a busy period says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro.“Over...


Changes to better manage immigration

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the long-term labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. “The Government is...


Speech outlining the Government’s plan for Immigration

Good Morning. Thank you to the Otago and Queenstown Chambers of Commerce for hosting this event. Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today....


$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“Waikanae School has experienced steady growth over the past three...


Pathway to residence for some South Island temporary migrants

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a one-off pathway to residence for around 4,000 long-term temporary migrant workers and their families living in the South Island. “There has been...


$2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that some of the health sector’s lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years.The wage boost...


New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced three appointments to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). “Te Kura is a fantastic option for distance education,...


Extra $700,000 to support Bay of Plenty

An extra $700,000 will be available to further support businesses affected by the flooding in Edgecumbe and the Bay of Plenty, say Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges and...


Employers urged to give offenders a chance

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is hosting an event in Hamilton tomorrow aimed at getting more employers onboard to give jobs to skilled, motivated and work-ready offenders. The event, the...