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Phase down plan announced for HFCs

The Government is phasing down the use of the powerful greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries, to help address climate change, Environment Minister...


Efforts to further improve cancer services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today released a new plan which will help further improve radiation oncology services around the country. “While cancer is New Zealand’s leading cause of...


Improving outcomes for youth affected by cancer

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Network Standards of Care. “The AYA Cancer Standards of Care are designed to improve outcomes...


First stage of East West Connections providing early benefits

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first stage of the East West Connections project is already improving travel times and providing early benefits for motorists around the Onehunga area.Mr Bridges...


$9.8m expansion for Waitakere Hospital

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today marked the completion of Waitemata DHB’s $9.8 million expansion at Waitakere Hospital. “This ambitious $9.8 million development has transformed Waitakere Hospital into a...


Role of Corrections nurses recognised

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today acknowledged the nearly 250 nurses, team leaders and health centre managers who deliver primary health services to prisoners behind the wire every day. Each...


Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

Budget 2017 will see $303.9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically, say Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges...


National sexual violence helpline tender process to get underway

The Government will be undertaking a competitive tender process for a national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne...


International visitors projected to spend $15 billion

New Zealand’s tourism sector is forecast to grow significantly over the next seven years, with international visitors projected to spend $15.3 billion a year by 2023, Tourism Minister Paula...


Extra capacity for Auckland’s Southern Motorway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a new lane along a section of Auckland’s Southern Motorway will help ease bottlenecks and improve journeys for thousands of motorists. The additional southbound...