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RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr...


100th employer signs up to offer prisoners jobs

Corrections has signed up its 100th employer to offer prisoners jobs in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Waste Management today, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The partnership will...


Dunedin Coroner appointed

Dunedin lawyer David Robinson has been appointed a coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. He replaces Brigitte Windley who was appointed a coroner in 2015 and now returns to...


New Zealand and Singapore to forge closer ties

New Zealand and Singapore are to pursue an Enhanced Partnership that will significantly boost collaboration between the two countries, their Foreign Ministers, Hon Murray McCully, and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, announced...


Primary sector exports continue to grow

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming new figures forecasting that primary sector exports will reach $37.5 billion for the year ending June 2017, up $0.8 billion from the...


Minister welcomes health and safety milestone

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says it’s pleasing to see the responsible and measured way businesses are responding to the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015....


Disability system transformation group announced

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the group responsible for designing the new disability support system. “The co-design process is an exciting opportunity for leaders...


More funding for regional cultural amenities

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says applications for the third round of the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) are now open. “The Fund was established to...


McCully welcomes Singapore Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomes his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Wellington on his first visit to New Zealand as Foreign Minister. “New Zealand and Singapore share...


Major prize for wearable tech to be unveiled tonight

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith will reveal the details of a significant challenge prize for the wearable technology sector at a launch event in Auckland this evening. C-Prize,...