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2019 to be China-New Zealand Year of Tourism

A new international agreement will focus on attracting high-value Chinese visitors who stay longer, spend more and travel independently says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett.The 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism...


China FTA upgrade talks to begin next month

New Zealand and China will begin talks on an upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries on April 25, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.The announcement followed...


New measures to facilitate Chinese travel

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner have today announced three new initiatives to make it easier for Chinese visitors to come to New Zealand.“China is New Zealand’s...


Showcasing Communities of Learning on an international stage

Education Minister Hekia Parata is travelling to the United Kingdom, to talk with international experts about the biggest change to New Zealand’s education system in 30 years. Ms Parata...


National’s Napier candidate selected

David Elliott has been selected as National’s 2017 General Election candidate for Napier. Mr Elliott currently works as a pilot for Cathay Pacific, and formerly flew for the Royal New...


Best breeding season for engangered takahē

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry congratulates DOC’s Takahē Recovery Programme, Ngāi Tahu and Fulton Hogan, who are celebrating the best ever breeding season for the critically endangered takahē. “For the...


Moody's reaffirms New Zealand’s Aaa credit rating

Leading credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed New Zealand's highest possible Aaa sovereign credit rating with a stable outlook, highlighting the country's high economic resilience, effective policy...


Europe visit to boost relationships

Primary Industries Minister departs for Europe tonight for a series of meetings with his European and United Kingdom counterparts and to address the Forum for the Future of Agriculture...


Route Protection for Mass Transit Corridor to Auckland Airport to begin

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has today welcomed a significant decision for Auckland’s future mass transit corridor between Auckland city and the airport. “Route protection will now begin to provide...


Housing better use of land than cattle grazing

The housing development at Point England is the sort of pragmatic response needed to overcome Auckland’s housing problems, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The Point England...