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Play.Sport having an impact one year on

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in...


Intelligence and Security Bill passes third reading

National Security and Intelligence Minister Bill English today welcomed the passing of legislation which updates the legislative framework and increases the transparency of the intelligence and security agencies.Four Acts have...


Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious annual science awards, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes. “The Prime Minister’s...


Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says nominations are now open for the 2017 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. “These awards help to recognise the thousands of unsung heroes who support...


Ministers to host Family Violence Summit

A national summit on family violence will be hosted by Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley in Wellington on June 7. “We know that family...


OECD environment report welcomed

The Government has welcomed today’s release of the OECD 2017 Environment Performance Review, saying it highlights New Zealand’s green credentials and the strong progress we have made over the...


Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on tertiary education

Finance Minister Steven Joyce, and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report New models of tertiary education.“We would like to...


Foreign Minister to attend Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March.“New Zealand is...


Unveiling strengthens NZ-Turkish ties

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National...


Foreign Minister to attend Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. “New...