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Kiingitanga and Corrections join forces

Corrections and the Kiingitanga have signed an accord aimed at working together to improve outcomes for Māori offenders, Corrections Minister Louise Upston has announced. The accord, signed at a...


Joint Statement by TPP Partners

Viña del Mar, Chile - High Level Representatives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, and Singapore and Vietnam met here today to discuss...


More road safety improvements underway

Road works are underway right now to make the main trunk line to Tauranga from Auckland safer for motorists, Associate Transport Minister David Bennett says. The work includes the...


Enduring Power of Attorney forms made easier

The Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry says changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) forms will make them easier to understand and use. “Knowing you can chose people you...


Government prepared to fund priority tourism infrastructure

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has thanked Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for its tourism wish list worth $1.4 billion but rejects that most of these should be funded by Government.LGNZ...


Government invests in women in primary sector

A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, Associate Primary Industries Minister...


Predator Free 2050 holiday parks partnership

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed a new predator-free initiative signed today which includes trapping in and around hundreds of holiday parks. The partnership between the Predator Free NZ...


Agreement in Principle signed with Ngāti Rangi

The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngāti Rangi to settle its historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today....


New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon...


New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia

New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with Colombia, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The agreement provides opportunities for code-sharing between each nation’s airlines. Under the new...