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BREAKING: Seven month surplus better than expected

The Government’s books are better than expected, with a $1.1 billion OBEGAL surplus for the seven months to January, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Stronger tax revenues as a result...


Border system marks milestone

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating border agencies on the five-millionth transaction through a key trade system. The Trade Single Window, developed by Customs and the Ministry for...


Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

Good morning and welcome everyone. Thank you for inviting me to your Downstream 2017 conference.Having an affordable and secure supply of energy underpins everything we do- from the economic viability...


Court services returned to Kaikoura

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the return of court services to Kaikoura. The District Court at Kaikoura has held its first hearing since the earthquake with...


Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running...


Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running...


10 facts you need to know about National’s NZ Super Plan

1. In 20 years’ time the entitlement age will start to lift from 65 to 67.2. The Super age will increase by six months every year from July 2037 until...


NZ condemns North Korea’s missile launches

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned in the strongest terms today’s launch of multiple missiles by North Korea. “This decision is highly provocative and deeply detrimental to regional and...


Select committee reports back on RMA Bill

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the Local Government and Environment Committee’s report on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. “This legislation improves New Zealand’s environmental management, helps increase...


Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do

Progressively lifting the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67 is the responsible and fair thing to do for New Zealand, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says."Average...