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$14.4m to support Kaikōura earthquake recovery

Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has announced additional support of $14.4 million for Kaikōura’s earthquake recovery efforts today. “This new funding will help repair essential infrastructure and recognises...


Lead shot phased out for waterfowl hunting

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says she fully supports Fish and Game’s decision to phase out lead shot for waterfowl hunting.Fish & Game’s New Zealand Council voted last month to end...


Ongoing support for education following Kaikōura quake

Education Minister Nikki Kaye says more funding is being made available to support education in areas affected by last year’s Kaikōura earthquake. “Budget 2017 provides $810,000 over two fiscal...


Over 500 new engineers just the start

The Engineering e2e programme achieving its goal of 500+ engineering graduates per year by 2017 a year early will be welcome news for industry, says Minister of Tertiary Education, Skills...


Roadshows to support Māori small businesses

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean, and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell are looking forward to meeting with Māori businesses when the Small Business Roadshow travel to Kaitaia and Whakatāne...


International education growth continues

New Zealand’s international education industry grew six per cent to 131,609 student enrolments in 2016, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today.The International Education Dashboard for 2016...


US to share more tax information about multinationals with New Zealand

Inland Revenue will receive more information about US multinationals operating in New Zealand following the signing of a new bilateral arrangement with the US Internal Revenue Service to share...


Family violence response guides launched

New guides to support the family violence sector to provide consistent and effective help to victims and perpetrators are being launched today by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social...


National commemoration of 100 years since the Battle of Messines

E nga waka     (distinguished representatives)E nga mana     (esteemed guests)Tena koutou katoa      (greetings one and all)I would like to acknowledge the following:Ms Olga Cogen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy...


Speech to Family Violence Summit, Wellington

Tēnā koutou katoa me ngā tini āhuatanga o te wā. Nau mai, haere mai. Good morning. Thank you Prime Minister for your opening comments, and thank you Sir Wira...