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Yet another tax on regional NZ from Labour

The Labour Party is continuing its full-frontal attack on regional New Zealand with its announcement today that farming would join the Emissions Trading Scheme, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Paula...


Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits

Independent analysis has found that the Health Promoting Schools service is having a hugely positive impact on student outcomes, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.Key findings in the analysis released today...


Transport system for a growing New Zealand

National is committed to building the infrastructure and transport system New Zealand needs to ensure our ongoing economic prosperity is secured. “In Auckland, the commercial capital of New Zealand, we...


New suicide prevention training to support communities

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the launch of Lifekeepers, a new suicide prevention training programme, will help communities build the capability and capacity to support people at risk of...


NZ boosts support for Pacific aviation security

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced New Zealand will provide $11.5 million for aviation security in the Pacific, to support trade, tourism and the safety of the travelling public, most...


More new youth development opportunities in Rotorua and Bay of Plenty

New partnerships to support the ‘Youth Spaces Plus’ programme in Rotorua and Priority One’s ‘Instep - Ngā Wahine o Mereaira’ programme in the Bay of Plenty will create at...


Foreign Minister to attend Pacific Islands Forum

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Samoa to join Pacific Leaders at the 48th annual Pacific Islands Forum, on behalf of Prime Minister Bill English. “The Forum is...


Innovative housing programme to support Dunedin youth

From early next year, the Methodist Mission Southern will be delivering an innovative youth transitional housing programme to help around 24 young people living in Dunedin each year, Social...


Minister welcomes new Corrections staff

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed nearly 60 new Corrections officers from a range of backgrounds to the frontline today. The latest cohort, which graduated at a ceremony in...


Local Government Youth Partnership Fund recipients announced

Fifteen councils up and down New Zealand will share $280,000 of funding under the 2017 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “This fund is...