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Re-appointment Parliamentary Private Secretary Ethnic Communities

This afternoon I had the privilege of being re-appointed to the position of Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities. Having served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) since...


Ultra-fast broadband extension will support Waimak’s growth, MP Matt Doocey says

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey has welcomed today’s announcement that additional areas of the Waimak are to benefit from ultra-fast broadband as being right on target for the continued development of...


PR: Local MPs welcome UFB expansion in Taranaki

Barbara Kuriger – MP for Taranaki-King Country Jonathan Young – MP for New Plymouth Hon Chester Borrows – MP for Whanganui Media statement 26 January 2017 Local MPs welcome UFB...


Government accounts ahead of forecast

Higher than forecast tax revenues are the primary reason the Government accounts for the first five months of the financial year are ahead of forecast, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says....


Ultra-Fast Broadband extended to 151 towns

Prime Minister Bill English and Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) will be extended to more than 151 additional towns, providing up to 85 per cent of...


NZ reclaims top spot in global anti-corruption rankings

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed New Zealand’s return to the top of global transparency rankings. A number of Government initiatives have helped return New Zealand to first equal in...


Employment Relations Authority appointment

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenni-Maree Trotman as a new Member of the Employment Relations Authority (the Authority). The Authority performs...


On-farm earthquake recovery initiative launches

Farmers who need an extra hand on the farm as a result of November’s earthquake and aftershocks can call 0800 FARMING (327 646) and have their needs matched with skilled...


Prime Minister’s Youth Programme acknowledges inspirational young people

Around 100 young people who have overcome considerable challenges have been selected to participate in the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) which is taking place this week. “The programme, now...


Better managing New Zealand’s earthquake risks

A big worry in this Trump era of modern politics is that complex issues are dumbed down to 140 character tweets. The beauty of this annual opportunity you give me...