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100 days to Rugby League World Cup 2017

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says the next major event on New Zealand’s sporting calendar is the Rugby League World Cup 2017.“Today marks 100 days to go until the...


Labour would borrow $7b more and achieve little

The Labour Party's fiscal policy reveals they want to borrow $7.2 billion more than the Government over the next four years while still cancelling tax threshold changes for low and...


More court appearances via audio-visual links

Over 16,500 remand court appearances were held via audio visual links (AVL) connecting courts and prisons in the year to May 2017, says Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams....


New animal welfare regulations progressed

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has confirmed 46 new animal welfare regulations will be developed this year. “Changes we made to the Animal Welfare Act in 2015 have...


Contaminated West Coast mines remediated

The top two most contaminated sites in New Zealand have been successfully remediated, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said today. “The Prohibition and Alexander...


Funding for award-winning Whangawehi Stream project

The final phase of a collaborative project protecting and enhancing fresh water and coastal ecosystems along the Whangawehi Stream on the Mahia Peninsula is being supported by $145,000 from the...


Edgecumbe recovery progressing well

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy today visited Edgecumbe to see how the recovery is progressing. “The Government is committed to ensuring the...


Transforming respite care

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is today releasing a strategy to transform the way people who care for a disabled family member are supported. Transforming Respite is designed to...


Paparoa Great Walk construction set to start

Construction is set to start by the end of this month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in...


New Corrections mental health initiatives begin

As part of a $14 million initiative to help offenders and their families cope with mental health challenges, four new services are now being piloted by Corrections, says Corrections Minister...