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Progress on Auckland’s Northern Corridor

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says Auckland’s Northern Corridor transport project has taken a significant step forward today.


Support for Gisborne conservation work

Four ambitious conservation projects in Gisborne have received $78,000 in support from the DOC Community Fund, Conservation Ministers Maggie Barry and Nicky Wagner have announced.


Goldsmith Update - December 2016

Reflecting on 2016 We look around the world and see so much uncertainty and gathering signs of stress in many places. As a small country we are subject to the...


Selwyn Ashburton Outlook column - 2017 approaches!

2017 is now looming large on our horizon and Christmas is just this weekend! Again people are using the familiar phrases  -“that snuck up fast!” and “where did the year...


Minister thanks all involved in kids’ education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, teachers, principals, boards and support staff for their hard work, passion and commitment to ensuring that our students get a world-class education. “As...


Cathedral discussions continue

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee says discussions are continuing about the future of the ChristChurch Cathedral.“The Cathedral Working Group was formed in June to consider restoration options...


Biosecurity improvements at Auckland Airport welcomed

New improvements to biosecurity processing at Auckland Airport have been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today. “We are expecting the busiest summer ever for visitor arrivals so the...


Cherry exporters enjoy success

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says it’s exciting to see Central Otago cherry growers riding a wave of success as sales soar on the back of Asian demand, providing employment and...


回顾难忘的2016年

大家期待已久的圣诞和新年假期就要到来,难忘的2016年即将过去了。一年以来,国家党政府继续致力于建设一个更具竞争力和生产力的经济,不断改进公共服务,并负责任地管理着国家财政,我们的工作成就得到了新西兰民众的广泛认可。   在国家党政府强有力的领导下,我们的国家经济呈现出兴旺繁荣的可喜局面。截至今年11月,新西兰年度经济增长率为3.6%,在发达国家中名列第四。与此同时,我们创造了大约14.4万个工作岗位,把失业率降至4.9%。在发达国家中,新西兰的就业率排名第二。   2016年,新西兰经济进一步向多样化迈进,旅游业已经超越乳制品业,成为新西兰最大的出口产业。信息与通讯技术(ICT)服务、建筑、酿酒、国际教育和高科技制造等产业也蓬勃发展,显现出良好的前景。虽然国际市场大宗商品价格低迷给乳制品出口造成了冲击,但是我们的年度出口额仍比三年前高出84亿元,增长率约为13.4% 。   目前,我们正在全力推动可负担住房建设,满足大家的居住需求。在全国范围内,我们发放的房屋建筑许可证数量平均为五年前的两倍以上;在奥克兰,我们发放的房屋建筑许可证数量是五年前的三倍。   国家党政府全心全意为新西兰人及其家庭创造福祉。现在,新西兰人年均工资收入达到5.84万元,比2008年高出1.2万元,增幅超过同期通胀率的两倍。随着工资收入大幅增加和通胀率持续走低,大家手中有更多的现金可供支配,生活品质得到了显著改善。   在过去一年里,新西兰的国际形象变得更加正面和鲜明。世界银行把新西兰评为全球最易经商的国家。在列格坦研究机构(Legatum Institute)全球繁荣指数排名中,新西兰荣居榜首。在QS全球大学排名中,我们的八所国立大学均居于前3%;在所有国家中,只有新西兰的大学全部进入了前500名。   在改进公共服务方面,国家党政府也取得了很大成就。2016/17年度,政府财政向医疗卫生领域的投入总额为161亿元,刷新了历史纪录。我们现有的教育(不含高等教育)预算每年已高达110亿元。根据今年的财政预算案,国家党政府今后四年将再追加14.4亿元的教育投入。   国家党政府十分关注对弱势人群的照顾。我们出台了一系列政策措施,鼓励申领救济者积极寻找工作,打破依赖福利的怪圈。我们通过“社会投资”(Social...


One week left for fisheries submissions

The public has one week left to make a submission on new proposals to modernise and future-proof New Zealand’s fisheries management system, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “The Future...