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New public engagement programme promotes trade opportunity

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced a series of trade-related public, iwi and business events signalling greater public engagement to help New Zealanders identify new opportunities and benefits from...


New 72-unit transitional housing complex opens

A new $12 million transitional housing complex on Puhinui Road in Auckland will help house up to 560 families a year, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has announced. The...


Progress on Bowel Cancer screening rollout

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says final preparations are underway for the National Bowel Screening Programme to begin in Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. “Every year more than 3,000 New Zealanders...


Terms of reference for inquiry into State sector productivity released

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has released the Productivity Commission’s terms of reference for their new inquiry into State sector productivity. “As part of Budget 2017, I announced that the...


Funding to prevent violent robberies

Police Minister Paula Bennett has announced that $1.8 million will be made available for robbery prevention at dairies, superettes and small local businesses. “We’ve listened to the concerns of...


More diversity in our health workforce

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme designed to increase the number of health professionals working in communities and roles that have traditionally been difficult to staff is...


Budget 2017 invests in core services

Budget 2017 invests more than $32 million for increased health and safety in our aviation and maritime sectors, and to enhance policy advice for our dynamic and rapidly changing...


Hobsonville clocks up 1000th home

New Zealand’s biggest housing development at Hobsonville Point has marked its 1000th new home, Social Housing and Housing New Zealand Minister Amy Adams announced today. Ms Adams was in...


Budget 2017: $240m Auckland school property investment unveiled

The $240 million investment in Auckland school property under Budget 2017 will add significant capacity to the city’s education network, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister...


$7 million funding boost for Samoan tourism

New Zealand is to contribute $7.3 million towards boosting Samoan tourism, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.Mr English announced the funding on the first day of a visit to Samoa...