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NZ to sign prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today New Zealand will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at a ceremony during the United Nations General Assembly in New York this...


McClay says jobs at the heart of Latin American trade deal

Trade Minister Todd McClay says a trade agreement with Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru could be worth 10,000 jobs to provincial New Zealand and will give Kiwis unprecedented access...


National releases plan for economic success

National has released its five point plan for the New Zealand economy and our tax system, designed to deliver sustained economic success and help families and businesses get ahead....


Temporary disruption to Marsden Point pipeline

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has spoken to Refining NZ and the heads of fuel companies affected by the disruption to the Marsden Point pipeline to Auckland and offered...


National supporting New Zealand families

National is helping New Zealand families get ahead by delivering more jobs, boosting incomes and delivering better public services for all New Zealanders. “Today we launched our Families policy for...


Rotorua City to Airport link to unlock economic growth

A re-elected National Government will four-lane Te Ngae Road between Rotorua City and the airport, Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says.  “National is committed to delivering the infrastructure our regions need...


$680 lift in Superannuation on 1 April 2018

National’s strong economic plan will deliver an extra $680 a year per couple in New Zealand superannuation payments from 1 April next year, Seniors spokesperson Maggie Barry says. “Our strong...


Shingles vaccine on the way for older New Zealanders

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed news that Pharmac is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018. “The introduction of a...


Soft plastics recycling scheme for Nelson

The roll-out of a soft plastics recycling scheme in Nelson today means New World, Countdown and Pak’nSave supermarkets in the South Island will offer the service, Environment Minister Dr...


NZ strongly condemns North Korea missile launch

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee is concerned by this morning’s launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea tracking over Japan – coming hot on the heels of threatening North Korean...