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Korea and New Zealand discuss carbon markets

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says New Zealand and Korea have begun joint discussions on developing carbon markets in the region. Yesterday’s inaugural meeting of the Environmental Committee, established under...


KidsCan receives $50,000 for sanitary products

Minister for Women Paula Bennett and Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley have announced the Government is providing $50,000 over the next year to assist KidsCan supply schools with...


122 more frontline officers for Corrections

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today congratulated one of the largest cohorts of frontline officers ever welcomed to Corrections. Another 122 new Corrections officers and offender employment instructors will soon...


Green light for State Highway 3 improvements

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the route for a bypass of the Awakino Tunnel and the next steps for the Mt Messenger bypass project.“State Highway 3 is a key...


Next step for Central North Island transport connections

Transport and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges announced today the rural ring road for Palmerston North is a step closer, with funding confirmed for the next stage of two...


New provider secured for autism services

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a new provider for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programmes, previously run by IDEA Services. “People with ASD are often vulnerable to sudden...


Final results confirm rising Māori and Pasifika student achievement

Final NCEA results released this week confirm that more students are achieving NCEA Levels 1, 2, and 3, with the most significant increases in achievement being by Māori students...


More under-13s seeing the doctor

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more kids are seeing their doctors. "We want to ensure young Kiwis get the best possible start in life. Removing the cost barrier of...


New appointment to support physical activity and nutrition in schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed the appointment of Professor Grant Schofield, as the Ministry of Education’s first Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor....


Speech to Book Launch “Roughy on the Rise”

It’s great to be here tonight celebrating two important milestones for the Orange Roughy fishery. The first is Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for several key orange roughy fisheries,...