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PM to lead Pacific Mission to Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga

Prime Minister Bill English will travel to the Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga next week leading a delegation of New Zealand Pasifika community leaders, iwi and business representatives.The Minister of...


Objection to anti-nuclear motion disappointing

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says it’s a shame the Green Party has chosen to play petty politics over today’s motion in Parliament to mark the 30th anniversary of New...


Standardised packaging regulations released

Regulations standardising the packaging of tobacco products have been approved by Cabinet and released online, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner and Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox say.“More than 5000 New...


New Ambassador to Brazil named

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee today named diplomat Chris Langley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Brazil. “Brazil is a global player on issues of importance to New Zealand, and we work...


$5.2m for 28 new tourism infrastructure projects

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has today announced $5.2 million in co-funding for sixteen councils around New Zealand. Councils from Queenstown to Whangarei will receive funding for 28 new tourism infrastructure...


Telecommunications Commissioner reappointed

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has today announced the reappointment of Dr Stephen Gale as Telecommunications Commissioner and as a member of the Commerce Commission. Dr Gale has been appointed for...


Artificial Intelligence Forum welcomed

Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the launch of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Forum to help understand the opportunities and challenges relating...


New Zealand signs OECD Multilateral Instrument

New Zealand signs OECD Multilateral Instrument A new treaty signed in Paris this week is a significant step forward in the fight against base erosion and profit shifting...


Mandatory registration for social workers

Minister for Social Development and Minister for Children Anne Tolley says the introduction of mandatory registration for social workers will increase their skills and professionalism so they can better support...


Take a virtual tour of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says anyone who has not yet visited the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial can now do so online with Google Street View....