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First Iran meat shipment welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the first export shipment of meat to Iran, scheduled for processing and export later this month by Wellington company Taylor Preston. “This...


Goldsmith to represent New Zealand at Belt and Road Forum

Science and Innovation and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to China tonight to represent New Zealand at the Belt and Road Forum for International...


Big Change Starts Small – tackling obesity

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the return of an awareness campaign which encourages families to make small changes to help tackle childhood obesity. “Obesity...


Metro schools another option to address inner city growth

Metro schools will be considered as another option to meet future education needs in high-growth urban centres such as Auckland, Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “A metro school is...


Phase down plan announced for HFCs

The Government is phasing down the use of the powerful greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, to help address climate change, Environment Minister...


Efforts to further improve cancer services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released a new plan which will help further improve radiation oncology services around the country. “While cancer is New Zealand’s leading cause of...


Improving outcomes for youth affected by cancer

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Network Standards of Care. “The AYA Cancer Standards of Care are designed to improve outcomes...


First stage of East West Connections providing early benefits

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first stage of the East West Connections project is already improving travel times and providing early benefits for motorists around the Onehunga area.Mr Bridges...


$9.8m expansion for Waitakere Hospital

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today marked the completion of Waitemata DHB’s $9.8 million expansion at Waitakere Hospital. “This ambitious $9.8 million development has transformed Waitakere Hospital into a...


Role of Corrections nurses recognised

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged the nearly 250 nurses, team leaders and health centre managers who deliver primary health services to prisoners behind the wire every day. Each...