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Release of Stage 1 of Havelock North Drinking-Water Inquiry

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the public release of Stage 1 of the Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water. Stage 1 addresses the causes of the water contamination incident and...


R&D loss tax credits proving popular

More than $10 million in research and development loss tax credits have already been paid out after the first year of a scheme designed to help start-up companies access...


Budget 2017: $74.6m to further grow business R&D

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced an additional $74.6 million in funding through the Innovative New Zealand programme in Budget 2017 to meet the growing demand for...


Easier process for clients with cancer diagnosis

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Jobseeker Support clients with a cancer diagnosis no longer need to provide multiple medical certificates.“I asked MSD to work with the Cancer Society to...


$260k for 800 new youth development opportunities

New partnerships with Netball NZ and 24-7 Youthwork Trust will see $260,000 invested to create up to 800 new youth development opportunities, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“These opportunities are...


DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust

The Department of Conservation and Botanic Gardens in New Zealand are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as Myrtle Rust. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry...


Call to action to save threatened species

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has issued a “call to action” for the nation to get behind efforts to protect New Zealand’s threatened native plants and animals. Minister Barry launched...


Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b

The Government accounts for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year showed a surplus of $1.5 billion, compared to a forecast surplus of $147 million at the...


Advice for young people is to sit less, move more & sleep well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and...


New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve...