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Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund have been extended for an extra month, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. “A number of locals have...


RSE employers hiring more Kiwis

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are also employing more New...


Offenders learn valuable life and work skills

Offenders spent more than 90,000 hours last year learning work and living skills aimed at positive change in their lives and reducing the likelihood they will reoffend, Corrections Minister Louise...


Kaikōura Harbour restoration progressing well

The restoration of Kaikōura Harbour after last year’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake is expected to be completed by the middle of the year. Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has...


Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of the Bank for six months, following the expiry of current Governor Graeme...


Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group reappointments

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the reappointment of Claire Robinson, Brett Hewlett, and Suse Reynolds to the Callaghan Innovation Stakeholder Advisory Group. “The reappointment of Ms...


Mackays to Peka Peka to open this month

The Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway is scheduled to open this month, four months ahead of the original scheduled completion date of June 2017, Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced....


Safer Internet Day reminder to be cautious online

International Safer Internet Day is a reminder for all New Zealanders to focus on staying safe online,” Communications Minister Simon Bridges says. Safer Internet Day promotes safe and positive use...


New tool provides easy access to economic data

A new online tool will make it easy for businesses and decision makers to access a rich set of data on the performance New Zealand’s industrial sectors, Minister for Economic...


Trade Minister to visit Japan and Singapore

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit Japan and Singapore this week to discuss regional trade issues with his ministerial counterparts. During his visit to Japan, which is the first stop,...