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New Civil Defence campaign to get under-30s prepared

An innovative new Civil Defence campaign will help to improve the emergency preparedness of people under the age of 30, says Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy.“The new public education campaign...


Budget 2017

On Thursday 25 May, Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver the National-led Government’s ninth Budget.Budget 2017 will invest in the infrastructure and public services needed for a growing country while...


Over 6,900 more doctors & nurses in our hospitals

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working in DHBs across the country. “Our dedicated health workforce is making a difference to the...


KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly

The Government’s KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme, launched two years ago, is continuing to grow, with an increasing proportion of buyers opting for new property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


New national body to represent Rural Support Trusts

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has welcomed the election of a national body to represent all 14 Rural Support Trusts across the country.“Rural Support Trusts do fantastic work supporting...


New Ambassador to Iraq announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee has today named Bradley Sawden as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Iraq. New Zealand established an Embassy in Baghdad in 2015 to support New...


Finalists selected for Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards

Fourteen finalists representing 10 early learning services, schools and kura have been chosen from 142 entries in the prestigious 2017 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, Education Minister Nikki Kaye...


Kiwis given check-up on consumer knowledge

A survey asking what New Zealanders know about their consumer rights shows 96 per cent of Kiwis are aware that laws exist to protect consumer rights, Commerce and Consumer Affairs...


Transport Accident Investigation Commission appointment

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced today Paula Rose’s appointment as a Commissioner for the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC). “Formerly a senior police officer, Ms Rose brings in-depth...


EQC to lead Edgecumbe clean-up

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will lead the clean-up of flood-damaged properties in Edgecumbe, say Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee and Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley....