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Marking World Cancer Day

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says World Cancer Day is an opportunity to focus on what more can be done to further improve cancer services. “Tomorrow is World Cancer Day and...


Bridges to attend opening of Alibaba Group headquarters

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will attend the opening of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne tomorrow. “Alibaba Group is the world’s largest online...


Continued improvements to stroke services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more stroke patients are receiving best-practice care with efforts to improve the delivery of stroke services across DHBs paying off. “Around 9,000 people have a...


Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed plans by the Kiwis for Kiwi Trust to boost the number of kiwi chicks captured in the wild for later release in to predator...


Tax relief for farmers affected by Northland drought

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed tax measures announced by Inland Revenue to help farmers affected by the Northland drought. Inland Revenue will allow farmers to make late income equalisation...


Northland drought a medium scale adverse event

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the drought conditions in Northland as being a medium-scale adverse event. “This is recognition of the extreme dry conditions...


IWI achievement information released today

More information on the improvements in Māori student achievement has been released today by Education Minister Hekia Parata. Based on information derived from the Ministry of Education’s Public Achievement Information...


Extra Courts & Corrections funding to support Police package

The justice sector will receive an extra $115 million over four years to support the rollout of more police on the beat. Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams and Corrections...


Rugby League World Cup 2017 Community Ambassadors named

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the appointment today of one hundred volunteer Community Ambassadors for the Rugby League World Cup 2017. “The tournament is shaping up to be...


Support for Canterbury conservation work

Four ambitious conservation projects in Canterbury have received $137,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced. The projects range from wilding...