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State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura reopens in time for the long weekend 31 May 2017

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, will reopen to all traffic on Friday morning in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.“The North Canterbury...


Appointments to TEC Board

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced two appointments to the Board of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Nigel Gould will become Board Chair from...


Celebrating World Smokefree Day

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is encouraging New Zealanders to help their friends and family quit smoking this World Smokefree Day. “More than 5000 New Zealanders die of smoking-related...


Eleven new houses a day to go up across Auckland

In the next three years, 12,000 new houses will be built across Auckland as the first stage of the Government’s Crown Building Project gets underway, Social Housing Minister Amy...


Funding available for community leadership

Funding for those wanting to build leadership and capability in volunteering, social enterprise and the community is available from today, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. The...


Statutes Repeal Bill passes third reading

Regulatory Reform Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the Statutes Repeal Bill passing its third reading in Parliament tonight. The Statutes Repeal Bill will repeal or partially repeal 137 pieces...


Wine industry joins GIA biosecurity partnership

The wine industry has become the fourteenth industry sector to join the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) biosecurity partnership, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. “It’s very good...


Immunisation handbook supports health staff

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the release of the 2017 edition of the Immunisation Handbook, which informs health professionals of the safest and most effective use of vaccines....


More doctors attracted to hard-to-staff areas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme that attracts new doctors to roles in rural and remote locations that have been traditionally hard-to-staff is making a real difference....


Budget 2017: $36.3 million for WorkSafe NZ

Budget 2017 provides $36.3 million of additional operating spending over the next four years for WorkSafe New Zealand to build its capability as an effective, risk-targeted regulator, says Workplace...