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McCully to visit the Gulf

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to the Gulf region this weekend for meetings in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.  “Our relationships with this important region are growing...


Trade issues to be advanced in Brussels and London

Trade Minister Todd McClay will travel to Brussels for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with the European Union (EU) this weekend and will then go on to London for a...


Willis selected for Wellington Central

Nicola Willis has been selected by National to contest the Wellington Central electorate at the 2017 General Election. Ms Willis is a born and raised Wellingtonian, mother of four, and...


More funding for young people from small communities

A funding boost to the Small Communities Youth Grant Fund means more young people living in offshore communities will benefit from youth development opportunities, including leadership programmes, mentoring and...


River and lake targets need to be practical

The Government’s 90 per cent swimmability target covers waterways over 40cm deep and lakes more than 1.5km in perimeter so the target is practical and measureable, Environment Minister Dr...


Bennett to lead trade delegation to Sri Lanka

Food Safety Minister David Bennett is today travelling to Sri Lanka with a New Zealand business delegation to further strengthen ties between the two countries.“New Zealand’s relationship with Sri Lanka...


More Canterbury youth volunteering opportunities

Around 200 more Christchurch secondary school and university students will have the opportunity to be part of local volunteer initiatives, with the Government investing alongside other funders to support...


Three BEPS consultation documents released

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Judith Collins have released three consultation papers proposing new measures to strengthen New Zealand’s rules for taxing large multinationals. “Our broad-based low...


Minister welcomes campaign to wipe out wasps

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry today praised a new eradication campaign, ‘Wasp Wipeout’, which is removing pest wasps from the Nelson-Tasman region this summer. The Department of Conservation, Fairfax Media...


Celebrating Children’s Day and Foster Carers

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says that events are being held all around New Zealand this Sunday to celebrate Children’s Day, as Foster Care Awareness week gets under way....