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$590,000 for new smart irrigation projects

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed two new investments in smart irrigation projects in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round. The first project, led by Irrigation New Zealand,...


Appointment of Judge of the Court of Appeal

The Honourable Justice Denis Clifford has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. Justice Clifford graduated LLB (Hons) from Victoria University of...


McClay: Prospects for NZ/Pacific Alliance FTA gather pace

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the announcement by Pacific Alliance Ministers that they will look to progressively advance their trade agenda and says this is likely to provide significant...


Predator Free Dunedin MOU signed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says Dunedin has accelerated its commitment to the Government’s Predator Free 2050 vision with 19 organisations signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today. Prime Minister...


New Zealand broadband speeds continue to surge

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report which shows that average connection speeds in New Zealand have increased by 38 per cent since...


4G coverage available to 90 per cent of Kiwis

Ninety per cent of New Zealanders now have access to 4G cellular mobile services – two years earlier than anticipated, Communications Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The Minister thanked...


$1.2m to combat agricultural and horticultural diseases

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed $1.2 million of funding for three projects to combat animal and horticultural disease from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund.“I’m pleased...


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...