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Slip clearance to begin on SH1 north of Kaikoura

Excavators have moved on-site and physical work will begin next week clearing the large slips on State Highway 1 to the north of Kaikoura, Transport Minister Simon Bridges...


Next steps for Telco Review announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today confirmed details of the Government’s new approach to regulating fixed line communications services from 2020, and released a consultation paper which seeks feedback on the...


Minister praises efforts to re-float whales

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked DOC staff and volunteers helping to re-float pilot whales after a mass stranding at Farewell spit overnight. “More than 400 pilot whales stranded overnight...


Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed to New Zealand the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, who he will meet in Auckland tomorrow. “This year, New Zealand celebrates 45...


Mitchell to attend World Government Summit

Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell will represent New Zealand at the World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 11 – 13. “The World Government Summit...


New bridges to reduce congestion on alternate State Highway route

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the opening of two temporary bridges on the alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch will improve safety and reduce travel times while repairs...


Construction boom hits annual record of $19b

Building activity is at a record high, topping $19 billion for 2016 after five straight years of strong growth, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the...


Historical homosexual convictions eligible to be wiped

The Government will introduce a new scheme to address historical convictions for homosexual offences, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced. “While the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 decriminalised...


148,000 more Kiwis receive First Specialist Assessments

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest data shows around 148,000 more Kiwis have received a First Specialist Assessment (FSA) since 2008. “Increasing access to specialist care is a key priority....


Increasing confidence in assessments

An innovative tool designed to improve the consistency of teacher judgements about student progress is being made more widely available. Education Minister Hekia Parata, today launched a new site that demonstrates...