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New Zealand mānuka honey science definition

Food Safety Minister David Bennett has welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries’ release of a proposed scientific definition for mānuka honey produced in New Zealand.“Overseas regulators and consumers have expressed...


More than 1000 staff employed in Communities of Learning

New figures show more than 1100 teachers and principals have been appointed to new roles in Communities of Learning│Kāhui Ako across the country. “I’m delighted to see staff being...


2017 New Zealand Youth Awards winners

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards. “These awards recognise young New Zealanders who’ve achieved outstanding results and given back to...


$1.6m for new classrooms at St Leonards Road School, Auckland

Around $1.6 million will be invested to provide three additional classrooms at St Leonard’s Road School in Kelston, Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This is part...


Radio spectrum fees reduced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced a reduction in radio spectrum fees and a simplified regime, to come into effect later this year. The changes will reduce the average...


More mental health & addiction nurses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the number of registered nurses working in mental health and addictions services has increased at a higher rate for than other areas of nursing....


Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships Recognise Māori Excellence

Eight prestigious tertiary scholarships will be presented to outstanding Māori students by Education Minister and Ngārimu Board Chair Hon Hekia Parata in a ceremony at Parliament today. The eight...


Focus on Māori offending

Police Minister Paula Bennett and Justice Minister Amy Adams have today announced $10 million for initiatives to improve Māori justice outcomes. “It is well known that Māori are overrepresented...


Growing new teeth one of 11 ground-breaking projects announced

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed 11 ground-breaking projects that have won $1.65 million in explorer grants from the Health Research Council...


Military personnel remains to be brought home

The families of New Zealand military personnel, and their dependants, buried overseas between 1955 and 1971 in Singapore and Malaysia will be offered the opportunity to repatriate their loved...