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Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b

The Government accounts for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year showed a surplus of $1.5 billion, compared to a forecast surplus of $147 million at the...


Advice for young people is to sit less, move more & sleep well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and...


New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve...


New $5 million earthquake fund for farmers and growers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced $5 million in new funding support for quake-struck farmers and growers.The new Earthquake Recovery Fund will support projects that investigate long-term land use...


Earthquake recovery six months on

Recovery activity is progressing well after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on 14 November, six months ago this Sunday, says Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy.“The complex series of earthquakes ruptured...


Relocation from Auckland scheme a success

The Relocation from Auckland grant is helping kiwi families become more independent and saving tax payer’s money, says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro. “I’m thrilled with the success...


Flu vaccines top one million doses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed. “A recent New Zealand study showed that most people infected with...


Ambitious trade target agreed with Vietnam

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he sees big opportunities for New Zealand exporters following a visit to Vietnam this week. Mr McClay met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc...


New guide to drive investment in tech sector

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today launched a new edition of an investment guide into New Zealand’s fast growing technology sector. The...


New guide to drive investment in tech sector

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today launched a new edition of an investment guide into New Zealand’s fast growing technology sector.The Investor Guide...