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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...


Construction boom hits annual record of $19b

Building activity is at a record high, topping $19 billion for 2016 after five straight years of strong growth, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the...


Increasing confidence in assessments

An innovative tool designed to improve the consistency of teacher judgements about student progress is being made more widely available. Education Minister Hekia Parata, today launched a new site that demonstrates...


148,000 more Kiwis receive First Specialist Assessments

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says latest data shows around 148,000 more Kiwis have received a First Specialist Assessment (FSA) since 2008. “Increasing access to specialist care is a key priority....


More research into off-benefit outcomes

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has asked MSD to carry out further research into the outcomes for people who come off benefit, following the release of a report on the...


Minister welcomes year of Fire Rooster

Ethnic Communities Minister Judith Collins will welcome members of the Chinese community to mark the most important festival on the Chinese calendar at Parliament tonight. “Chinese New Year is the...


Government to investigate fuel market returns

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has today announced a Market Study into fuel prices/returns to be undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The Fuel Market...


$5.7m for research into diabetes management

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced the recipients of more than $5.7 million of funding to improve the management of long-term...