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More Police for every district

Police Minister Paula Bennett has today welcomed an announcement about where frontline officers will be based under the Government’s Safer Communities package.“In February this year we announced a $503 million...


Education Act Update passes second reading

The biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years took a step forward in Parliament today. “The Education (Update) Amendment Bill is about creating a platform...


Unanimous support for family violence Bill

A Bill that overhauls New Zealand’s family violence laws has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “For too long, New...


Telco property access bill passes third reading

A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property...


Next phase for improvements at Napier’s Watchman Road intersection confirmed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the awarding of the contract to improve one of the North Island’s highest-risk intersections. The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for...


New national cyber security unit launched

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. CERT NZ was announced as part of...


Govt grant to deal with earthquake waste

A Government grant of $2.6 million is to be provided to the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts to repair waste facilities, recycle earthquake debris and manage hazardous waste, Environment Minister...


Education expo goes on tour

Education Minister Hekia Parata has launched the first regional tour of an education expo showcasing tools and resources available to Communities of Learning | Kahui Ako. “For the first...


Evaluations to inform ‘once in a lifetime’ system transformation

Evaluations of the Christchurch and Waikato Enabling Good Lives (EGL) demonstrations will help guide the transformation of the disability support system, Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner...


Bay of Plenty flooding classified as medium-scale event

The Government has today classified the flooding from ex-Cyclone Debbie in the Bay of Plenty as a medium-scale adverse event.Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...