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Carbon emitters on way to paying full costs

Emitters are now on their way to paying the full cost of their carbon emissions in New Zealand, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. “As part of our ongoing work...


New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

A new study released today on the use of reticulated stock water systems shows major environmental and economic gains for farmers, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “This is the...


Enabling faster and better urban development

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


Appointment of Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal Adjudicator

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today announced a new appointment to the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal. “I am pleased to announce the Governor-General has appointed Brett...


Northland motorway making steady progress

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the indicative route announced today for a new motorway between Auckland and Northland is a significant step forward in improving travel between the two regions....


$100k for South Island youth development opportunities

A new partnership between the Government and Ngai Tahu will benefit young people living in rural and isolated areas of the South Island, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “As...


Supporting people in Kaikōura & Marlborough

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there’s been good uptake of the $3.76 million support package for Kaikōura and Marlborough families. “The Government is committed to ensuring the people of Kaikōura...


PM welcomes Australian PM to NZ

Prime Minister Bill English has announced Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make an official visit to New Zealand this week. Prime Minister Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Industry Minister,...


Auckland rheumatic fever awareness campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s rheumatic fever awareness campaign starts tomorrow with a focus on reducing cases in Auckland. “Rheumatic fever is serious but preventable. Children and young...


$50k to support LGBTI young people

InsideOUT Koaro and RainbowYOUTH will receive funding totalling $50,000 to expand the great work they’re doing to support LGBTI young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “InsideOUT Koaro will...