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$100k for South Island youth development opportunities

A new partnership between the Government and Ngai Tahu will benefit young people living in rural and isolated areas of the South Island, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “As...


Northland motorway making steady progress

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the indicative route announced today for a new motorway between Auckland and Northland is a significant step forward in improving travel between the two regions....


Supporting people in Kaikōura & Marlborough

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there’s been good uptake of the $3.76 million support package for Kaikōura and Marlborough families. “The Government is committed to ensuring the people of Kaikōura...


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...