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Launch of Alcohol Interlock Pilot second phase

This week the second phase of the alcohol interlock pilot is being launched nationally, including active involvement with the offenders’ probation officers, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. $694,000 has...


Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development Fund recipients announced

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith have today announced the recipients of the first round for the Ka Hao: Māori Digital Technology Development...


National signals election intentions

Prime Minister Bill English today signalled National’s intention to work with support partners - United Future and ACT - in this year’s General Election. “Under MMP, voters determine the make-up...


NZ sharing energy expertise around the globe

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says New Zealand’s renewable energy expertise are in demand worldwide as our Development Programme continues to help Pacific Island nations achieve renewable energy targets. Mr...


Ministers give land consents on Taratahi purchase of Telford Campus

Land consents necessary to allow Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre’s acquisition of Lincoln University’s Telford Campus to proceed have been given today by Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and...


Funding for Suicide Mortality Review Committee

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Minister Peter Dunne have announced that, following a successful trial, the Ministry of Health will extend its funding for the Suicide Mortality Review...


New tools to help meet climate change targets

  Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett is today announcing a package of changes that the Government will make to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to ensure it puts...


McClay says NZ-Thailand economic relationship upgraded

Trade Minister Todd McClay says Thailand and New Zealand have agreed to market access improvements for our exporters and announced a new agricultural cooperation programme. “In Bangkok today we...


New Zealand congratulated on Predator Free campaign

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Predator Free 2050 project is making good progress on the first anniversary of its announcement at Zealandia in Wellington.“Today marks one year since the...


Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new project is seeking to establish if tracking trends on social media and unconventional data can help predict outbreaks and further improve our responses...