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Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway opened

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the $630 million Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, delivering a long awaited road to the Wellington region. The Expressway is part of...


Minister welcomes NZ rocket launch milestone

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today welcomed the arrival of Rocket Lab’s launch vehicle to its complex on the Mahia Peninsula. “This is an important milestone for Rocket...


Waikato IT cluster strengthens digital reputation

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today welcomed the launch of the Waikato IT cluster, as another example of how regional and industry-led initiatives can drive economic opportunities. The...


NZDF deployed to help with Christchurch fires

Civil Defence and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has requested the New Zealand Defence Force to provide support to local authorities in Christchurch as they deal with the Port Hills fires....


UFB uptake up 13 per cent in the last quarter

Communications Minister Simon Bridges says 31 per cent of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, up 13 per cent in the last three months. The...


Emergency housing boost for the Hutt

Some of Wellington’s most vulnerable will benefit from a new emergency housing service now open thanks to the Government’s backing, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says. Operated by Oasis Network...


Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects

Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year,...


Pounamu placed at Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

A significant kōhatu pounamu installation has been placed near the entrance to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regenetation Nicky Wagner says. “There is an established...


104,000 kids to benefit from Fruit in Schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over 104,000 students will benefit from the Fruit in Schools programme as kids settle back into school. “We're continuing to get overwhelmingly positive feedback from...


Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today opened a new residential facility at Christchurch Men’s Prison that will accommodate high-risk sexual or violent offenders subject to Public Protection Orders. “The Matawhāiti Residence...