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Expanded predator control work in Northland forests

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced a major expansion of predator control work in Northland’s precious native forests. “Controlling predators is vital if the forests are going to be safe...


Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB. The temporary appointments come after the Chair of both boards, Murray Cleverley,...


Minister welcomes new Corrections officers

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today welcomed 113 new Corrections Officer graduates to the team. “It is fantastic to see such a large group graduating and joining our efforts to keep...


Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

High-growth councils have until 31 March to submit final proposals for a share of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr...


Record number of people in employment

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in employment, which has reached 2.5 million for the first time. The latest...


New pilot for social housing tenants underway

A new pilot programme is underway to help at-risk social housing tenants hold onto their tenancies, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams said today. Under the Sustaining Tenancies Initiative, tenants with...


PM announces parties National can work with

Prime Minister Bill English has today outlined the parties National will consider working with following this year’s General Election. “Under MMP elections are always close so we will be taking...


General Election to be held on 23 Sept, 2017

Prime Minister Bill English has announced this year’s General Election will be held on Saturday, 23 September. “As we have done in previous election years I am announcing the election...


Innovative fund opens to early learning

Education Minister Hekia Parata has extended a multi-million dollar fund for innovative teaching projects to staff in early education. “I’m pleased to announce that teachers and kaiako from early childhood...


Coromandel Chronicle

One of the great joys of a summer break is the chance it provides to do things we don’t usually have time for.  A highlight of my Coromandel summer was...