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PM welcomes Australian PM to NZ

Prime Minister Bill English has announced Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will make an official visit to New Zealand this week. Prime Minister Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison and Industry Minister,...


Auckland rheumatic fever awareness campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s rheumatic fever awareness campaign starts tomorrow with a focus on reducing cases in Auckland. “Rheumatic fever is serious but preventable. Children and young...


$50k to support LGBTI young people

InsideOUT Koaro and RainbowYOUTH will receive funding totalling $50,000 to expand the great work they’re doing to support LGBTI young people, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “InsideOUT Koaro will...


Slip clearance to begin on SH1 north of Kaikoura

Excavators have moved on-site and physical work will begin next week clearing the large slips on State Highway 1 to the north of Kaikoura, Transport Minister Simon Bridges...


Minister praises efforts to re-float whales

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked DOC staff and volunteers helping to re-float pilot whales after a mass stranding at Farewell spit overnight. “More than 400 pilot whales stranded overnight...


Next steps for Telco Review announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today confirmed details of the Government’s new approach to regulating fixed line communications services from 2020, and released a consultation paper which seeks feedback on the...


Chinese Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed to New Zealand the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, who he will meet in Auckland tomorrow. “This year, New Zealand celebrates 45...


Mitchell to attend World Government Summit

Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell will represent New Zealand at the World Government Summit in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from February 11 – 13. “The World Government Summit...


New bridges to reduce congestion on alternate State Highway route

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the opening of two temporary bridges on the alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch will improve safety and reduce travel times while repairs...


Historical homosexual convictions eligible to be wiped

The Government will introduce a new scheme to address historical convictions for homosexual offences, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced. “While the Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 decriminalised...