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Minister welcomes MSD’s client level data system independent review

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed today’s release of the independent review into MSD’s individual client level data IT system. “It’s vital clients and providers have confidence that...


Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction...


Launch of Crown Building Project

Thank you Ashley Church and can I thank the Property Institute for hosting this event.  I would also like to acknowledge: Adrienne Young-Cooper, Board Chair of Housing NZ Andrew...


Govt to build 34,000 new houses for Auckland

The Government today has announced a Crown land and building programme that will see tens of thousands of new houses built in Auckland over the next decade. Social Housing Minister...


Final stage of key Tauranga project now underway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today marked the commencement of the final stage of the Baypark to Bayfair project to build two flyovers. The $120 million project will connect to...


DOC Community Fund Round 4 opens

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the fourth round of a multi-million-dollar fund to support community conservation projects opens for applications today. “The DOC Community Fund was set up three...


Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

Building can start on a $300 million, 600-home development at Riccarton Racecourse after the Government approved the final step for the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Trustees and Ngāi Tahu Property...


Budget 2017: $21m to Battle for our Birds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC will fight this year’s beech forest mast year increase in rat and stoat numbers with a $21.3 million war chest from Budget 2017 for...


Consultation sought on fire safety proposals

Proposed improvements to simplify building fire safety regulations and support their implementation are open for consultation, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “We currently have record high...


Latest Water Accord update shows good environmental progress by farmers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the latest progress report of the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord project, showing dairy farmers have now fenced off over 97 per cent...