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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...


HPV immunisation now free for boys & girls

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to inform parents and caregivers of Year 8 boys and girls about the benefits of HPV immunisation. “New Zealand...


$435k for more youth mentoring opportunities

More than 650 young people throughout the North Island will benefit from collaborative investments in new mentoring opportunities totalling around $435,000, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “Three separate initiatives...


New Hawera Community Corrections site opens

Hawera has a brand new Community Corrections building that will be safer for staff, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. The building is part of a five-year nationwide renewal programme to...


Wool PGP programme to benefit Rodney sheep farmers

MP for Rodney, Mark Mitchell, says a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme to make wool more profitable and sustainable will work to the advantage of Rodney farmers. A seven-year...


Wanganui Chronicle

The world is facing some serious challenges, and for small, open economies like New Zealand's it is vital governments remain open to international trade and investment, and to new ideas.That...


Delivering for Kiwi Families

As we launch into 2017 and what will be another busy year, we can have confidence New Zealand is on the right track.


New campaign to get more Aussies to Northland

A new marketing campaign starting this week to attract Australians to Northland is an excellent approach to encouraging tourists to visit the region, says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. The campaign...