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More Roadshows to help small business thrive

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean has announced today she will travel throughout New Zealand in 2017 for Small Business Roadshows, starting with Kāikoura, Blenheim and Wellington. “This is particularly...


Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner. Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year...


Minister welcomes FMA guidance on KiwiSaver

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the release of FMA guidance intended to make basic advice about KiwiSaver available to more New Zealanders.“Some of the most important...


NZ and EU move closer to FTA

Trade Minister Todd McClay and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström have agreed the completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following a meeting...


National Depression Initiative reaching youth

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has praised the ongoing work of the National Depression Initiative (NDI) with latest figures indicating increased interaction with young people. “The drivers of mental health...


Strong support for National's NZ Super plan

Kiwis are living longer, which is great, but with rising life expectancy comes the need to make responsible policy decisions. That’s why our NZ Super Plan will ensure superannuation is affordable and sustainable for future generations by...


Buy a Beach campaigners win award

Two men who got Kiwis behind a campaign to buy an Abel Tasman beach for the nation are among the 2016 Walking Access Champion award winners announced by Associate Primary...


Seven month surplus better than expected

The Government’s books are better than expected, with a $1.1 billion OBEGAL surplus for the seven months to January, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Stronger tax revenues as a...


Amendments to Child Protection Act

Police Minister Paula Bennett has announced that some provisions of the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 will be amended. “Since the commencement of the...


Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a funding grant of $1.37 million for Hunter Downs Water from Crown Irrigation Investments announced today. “This development grant funding will be...