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NZ to open High Commission in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "Establishing a High Commission in Colombo is a sign of New Zealand’s...


Speech to International Business Forum and Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Good morning.Can I start by thanking the International Business Forum and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event.And can I acknowledge your guests and my ministerial colleagues.In particular...


PM launches ambitious trade agenda

Prime Minister Bill English has today launched New Zealand’s updated trade strategy, Trade Agenda 2030, and reiterated the Government’s commitment to free trade.The Prime Minister has also announced the Government’s...


Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen...


Coleman to visit Melbourne

Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is travelling to Melbourne to take part in a meeting of Health Ministers. Dr Coleman will attend the Council of...


Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading

A Bill to tackle money laundering and curb funding of terrorism has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Anti-Money...


Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

A Bill  to improve and strengthen the tax rules passed its third reading today, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. “Building a more competitive and productive economy for New Zealanders...


Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35 per cent

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters,...


Adjustments to commercial fishing limits

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to commercial fishing limits for rock lobster (crayfish) and southern blue whiting in five areas as part of the annual fisheries...


Record travel and trade volumes for summer

Customs has done an outstanding job clearing a record number of passengers this summer season while continuing to protect the border with numerous seizures and arrests, Customs Minister Nicky...