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Regions continue to grow strongly

The latest regional growth statistics show 12 out of New Zealand’s 15 regions grew in the year to March 2016, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. The GDP statistics...


Trans-Tasman cable improves connectivity

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed today’s announcement that the Tasman Global Access cable is up and running, enhancing New Zealand’s telecommunications resilience and global connectivity. Running between Raglan...


Minister leads delegation to Texas and Silicon Valley

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins is leading a petroleum sector trade delegation to Texas and an electricity sector trade delegation to Silicon Valley next week. Ms Collins will...


Review & plan to future proof palliative care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the Adult Palliative Care Services in New Zealand – Review and Action Plan at Hospice North Shore, Auckland. “Palliative care is a priority...


Minister welcomes 29 per cent lift in business R&D

The release of new data showing a significant jump in the amount spent by Kiwi companies on research and development (R&D) is a sign of the confidence businesses have...


Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on urban planning

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report Better Urban Planning.“The report is a comprehensive study of the workings of New Zealand’s current urban planning...


Nicotine e-cigarettes to become legal

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquid will be made legal with appropriate controls. “Scientific evidence on the safety of e-cigarettes is...


Speech to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture – Brussels, Belgium

Thank you for the invitation to speak at today's forum in the great city of Brussels. What a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas on the role agriculture plays in global sustainability.It was a...


New foreign trust webpage

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed Inland Revenue’s new webpage to help trustees of foreign trusts comply with the new disclosure rules. “Foreign trusts now have to provide significantly...


Ministers welcome $2m in health study grants

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed $2 million in feasibility study grants announced today by the Health Research Council (HRC).“The Government supports research...