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Minister to visit Iran and UAE

Primary Industries Minister departs for Iran and the United Arab Emirates today on a trip to build closer trading relationships.“Iran has been an important trading partner for New Zealand in...


Claims of lowered water standards wrong

Claims by some organisations that the Government’s proposed standards for improving water quality are lower and accept a higher chance of infection are incorrect, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith...


Farmers ready for freshwater challenge

New freshwater reforms will result in 56,000 km more fences protecting New Zealand waterways from stock – enough to go round the world one and a half times, says Primary...


Tourists continue to add value to NZ economy

Tourism spending over the summer high season continued to grow in most regions, providing jobs for regional New Zealand, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. According to the latest Monthly...


90% of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040

The Government today announced a target of 90 per cent of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers meeting swimmable water quality standards by 2040, alongside releasing new policy, regulations, information...


$800k for new classrooms at Greenmeadows School, Hawke’s Bay

Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Greenmeadows School in Hawke’s Bay, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“The roll at Greenmeadows School is projected to...


Massive reduction in young mums on benefit

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that the number of teen mums requiring a benefit has fallen significantly since 2009, alongside increased government support to help them and their families...


Recognising those living with diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. “Over 250,000 people in New Zealand had...


Programme to help young offenders get licence

A programme is being piloted in South Auckland to help 450 young offenders gain a full driver licence, improving road safety and reducing offending.“Gaining a driver licence can help young...


Clampdown on rogue employers

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers.“Migrant workers make a valuable contribution to our workforce...