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Pre-Budget Speech

Ladies and Gentlemen.It’s a pleasure to be here today.Can I start by acknowledging my Deputy Paula Bennett and paying tribute to the man who is responsible for pulling this year’s...


Travel and study fellowships open today

Kiwis looking to give back to their community by broadening their horizons through international travel and study will get a chance to apply for funding to do so, says...


Budget 2017: $321m Social Investment package

Budget 2017 will include a $321 million Social Investment Package with 14 initiatives designed to help our most vulnerable to improve their circumstances, Social Investment Minister Amy Adams says.“Social investment...


Unemployment falls to 4.9 per cent

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows the economy continues to deliver for New Zealanders says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. “The unemployment rate is...


GP guide for youth medical records online

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes a new guide advising GPs on how they provide access to children and young person’s health information via patient portals. “Patient portals are convenient,...


NZ - MERCOSUR Dialogue to resume

Trade Minister Todd McClay says that the resumption of the CER-MERCOSUR Dialogue after 5 years is very good news for New Zealand and could lead to big trade gains...


Speech to the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa. Ka mihi au ki te iwi kāinga, ko Taranaki Whānui. Ko Te Raukura e tū nei, kei waho ko te Whanga-nui-a-Tara e...


$2b pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers signed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says today’s signing of the care and support workers’ $2 billion pay equity settlement in an important milestone. Dr Coleman and representatives from the Ministry...


Christchurch Regeneration statement tabled

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming the Regenerate Christchurch Statement of Performance Expectations tabled in Parliament today. The Statement of Performance Expectations is compiled by Regenerate...


Productivity Commission to look at low carbon economy

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven Joyce have asked the Productivity Commission to review how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and...