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Clampdown on rogue employers

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers.“Migrant workers make a valuable contribution to our workforce...


Dates set for Pacific language weeks

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro says Pacific language weeks give all New Zealanders the chance to celebrate our diversity.“The dates for our seven Pacific language weeks are now set and...


Minister expresses condolences to Tongan Royal Family and community

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has expressed his condolences to the Tongan Royal Family today following the passing of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho.“Oku mau fie kaungā mamahi moe Fale ‘o...


National selects Yule for Tukituki

Lawrence Yule has been selected as National’s candidate for the Tukituki electorate for the 2017 General Election. Mr Yule has lived in the Hawke’s Bay almost his entire life. He...


One million electronic referrals in Canterbury

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Canterbury clinicians have achieved one million electronic referrals – ensuring patients receive more timely care. The South Island’s Electronic Request Management System enables...


McCully to visit Cook Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet. “My discussions with Prime Minister...


Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced applications will open tomorrow for further funding to maintain and enhance Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. This is the sixth round of...


Australia-New Zealand science and innovation agreement signed

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the signing of a ground breaking bilateral international science agreement between New Zealand and Australia at the Leaders’ meetings in Queenstown today....


Leaders’ talks cement trade relations, science agreement

The annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ talks have taken the cooperation between our two countries forward in a number of areas, Prime Minister Bill English says. Mr English met...


Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand. “The current regulation of...