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Innovative new school officially opened

Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Education Hekia Parata officially opened Haeata Community Campus in Christchurch today.“With the flexible learning spaces and a flexible style of teaching to match,...


Corrections Inspectorate to be strengthened

The Corrections Inspectorate is to be strengthened with a package of measures designed to increase transparency and provide assurance on the running of our prisons, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says.“The...


Motorway noise barriers to help Ellerslie residents

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says new barriers along a section of State Highway 1 in the Auckland suburb of Ellerslie will help to reduce noise for those living near the...


$7 million investment in RugbySmart

ACC is increasing its investment in the RugbySmart programme to $7 million over the next four years with the aim of reducing injuries in our national sport, says ACC Minister...


Appointment to Local Government Commission

Local Government Minister Anne Tolley has announced the appointment of Brendan Duffy as a temporary member of the Local Government Commission. Mr Duffy has had a long career in...


Changes to improve courts come into effect

Our justice system has been improved and is now easier for New Zealanders to use, Associate Justice Minister Mark Mitchell says. “The Judicature Modernisation Bill is an important law...


First Pacific organization registered as Community Housing Provider

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro has welcomed the news that Penina Health Trust has become a registered Community Housing Provider.The trust, which currently provides a range of mental health services,...


New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during World War 1 will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme. “This year attention turns from Gallipoli...


Review of aged care software welcome

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming the findings of an independent review into a world-leading assessment tool to enhance the quality of care in residential aged care facilities.The interRAI...


Lessons for Corrections in prisoner care

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the release of the Chief Ombudsman’s report into Corrections’ care and management of prisoners at risk of self-harm.“I have been briefed by the Corrections...