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$280k Local Government Youth Partnership Fund open

The $280,000 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund is open for applications, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This fund is about encouraging and supporting city, district and regional councils...


Funding for Blenheim’s ASB Theatre

The ASB Theatre Complex in Blenheim will receive additional Government funding of $900,000, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced. “I am pleased to announce the Government...


Officers from all walks of life welcomed to Corrections

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 45 new frontline corrections officers to the team. The latest cohort graduating at a ceremony in Wellington today includes officers from...


Private sector commits to closing the pay gap

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett has today released guidance for private sector companies about actions they can take to close their gender pay gap. “The Ministry for Women has spoken...


More sole parents and young jobseekers moving off benefits

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people dependent on welfare continues to drop, with sole parents and young jobseekers leading the way in moving off benefits....


New disability system a step closer

Disability Issues and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says a hard-working and talented group has produced a high-level design for the transformed disability support system. “The co-design group, which...


Bolstering lifelong pathways for Northland youth

Minister Louise Upston will today host her second cross-sector employment breakfast in Northland in as many weeks, as the Government seeks to strengthen the links between educators and employers,...


Air Force careers for women taking flight

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett and Defence Minister Mark Mitchell are congratulating the Royal New Zealand Air Force for an initiative aimed at attracting more young women into the Air...


Outstanding Māori and Pasifika trainee teachers honoured

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has congratulated 30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers who have been awarded Kupe Scholarships.The prestigious scholarship aims to attract Māori and Pasifika high achievers to...


Rotorua cultural group on stage in Korea

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry say two cultural exchanges between New Zealand and Korea this year will have cultural and economic benefits for both countries.“Rotorua’s Te Arawa Cultural...