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Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects

Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year,...


Pounamu placed at Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial

A significant kōhatu pounamu installation has been placed near the entrance to the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regenetation Nicky Wagner says. “There is an established...


104,000 kids to benefit from Fruit in Schools

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says over 104,000 students will benefit from the Fruit in Schools programme as kids settle back into school. “We're continuing to get overwhelmingly positive feedback from...


New NZSL achievement standards and resources

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of NCEA Level 3 achievement standards and assessment resources for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). “These new achievement standards and assessment resources...


Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today opened a new residential facility at Christchurch Men’s Prison that will accommodate high-risk sexual or violent offenders subject to Public Protection Orders. “The Matawhāiti Residence...


Prime Minister meets Pike River families

The Prime Minister has met with the Pike River Mine families today, saying he acknowledges their loss and suffering. “The families want to recover their loved ones and ensure such...


Tighter foreign trust rules, simpler business tax Bill passes third reading

A Bill that tightens the foreign trust disclosure rules, simplifies tax processes and reduces or eliminates use-of-money interest for most business taxpayers passed its final stage in Parliament today. “The...


Carbon emitters on way to paying full costs

Emitters are now on their way to paying the full cost of their carbon emissions in New Zealand, says Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. “As part of our ongoing work...


New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

A new study released today on the use of reticulated stock water systems shows major environmental and economic gains for farmers, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “This is the...


Enabling faster and better urban development

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...