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Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent

More than a third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. The March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today...


Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Hikurangi and Hokitika, the first towns to commence the build under the extension of...


Clean Water reports released

Two reports released today by NIWA and the Ministry for the Environment on the technical background to the Clean Water proposals will help inform input into the plans to...


152,000 more people in employment by 2020

The latest employment forecasts released today show that the New Zealand economy will continue to grow total employment over the next three years, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister...


Scholarships to lift Pacific health presence

A record number of Pacific Health Scholarships will be awarded this year, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says. The scholarship programme, funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to...


McClay says TPP ratification keeps options open

  Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed Cabinet’s decision to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and says the move shows leadership with Japan who has also ratified the agreement....


PM to visit Japan and Hong Kong

Prime Minister Bill English will travel to Japan next week to meet with Prime Minister Abe to discuss a range of global and regional issues, before travelling to Hong Kong to...


Budget 2017: $76m for DOC tourism infrastructure

The Government will invest $76 million through Budget 2017 on new and upgraded tourism infrastructure for the Department of Conservation as part of a $178 million tourism infrastructure package, Conservation...


Budget 2017: $178m package for tourism infrastructure

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett has today announced a new $102 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund which has been launched alongside $76 million in new funding for our most important tourism asset,...


Site blessing for $8.5m redevelopment of Kelburn Normal School, Wellington

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today attended a site blessing at Kelburn Normal School in Wellington to mark the start of an $8.5 million redevelopment project. “Kelburn Normal School has...