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OECD environment report welcomed

The Government has welcomed today’s release of the OECD 2017 Environment Performance Review, saying it highlights New Zealand’s green credentials and the strong progress we have made over the...


Government welcomes Productivity Commission report on tertiary education

Finance Minister Steven Joyce, and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report New models of tertiary education.“We would like to...


Foreign Minister to attend Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March.“New Zealand is...


Unveiling strengthens NZ-Turkish ties

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says the ties between New Zealand and Turkey were strengthened further today with the unveiling of the Turkish Memorial at Pukeahu National...


Foreign Minister to attend Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. “New...


$3.6m New Plymouth school property projects underway

Soil turning ceremonies today will mark the start of two education construction projects in New Plymouth, at Spotswood College and the wharekura Te Pi’ipi’inga Kakano Mai Rangiatea, says Associate...


Electric Vehicle Registrations Hit 3,000

More than 3,000 electric vehicles (EVs) are now registered in New Zealand, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “I am delighted with the number of EV registrations we are now...


Chinese Premier to visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit New Zealand next week.Prime Minister Bill English announced today that he and Premier Li will hold official talks in Wellington, and that he and...


More emergency housing opens in Naenae

Vulnerable families will now have other housing options in Lower Hutt thanks to Government funding says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro.The Minister today visited the blessing and opening of...


Minister congratulates Polyfest students

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has today congratulated the winners of the 2017 ASB Polyfest. “It was another fantastic event this year and I know that the judges would...