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New app to measure success of wildings control

For the first time, authorities fighting the spread of wilding conifers will have a complete picture of infestations throughout the country, says Minister for Land Information Mark Mitchell. “Land...


Wilding conifer work plan announced

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced the Government will control the spread of wilding conifers over an additional five priority areas this year...


Government Loves Kaipara waste minimisation

Love Kaipara has been awarded nearly $135,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund to support moving Kaipara communities towards zero waste, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced. “Love Kaipara is...


Kaikoura’s Coastguard ramp re-opens

Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy has officially re-opened the Coastguard ramp at Kaikoura harbour today, eight months after it was badly damaged in the November 2016 earthquake.“It’s great for the...


New quake support for Kaikoura paua fishers

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has announced a new $520,000 fund to help the Kaikoura paua fishing community as the latest primary sector support following November’s earthquakes.This new fund...


Corrections and Horticulture NZ to build on relationship

Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first...


Labour playing catch-up on multi-national tax

The Labour Party is trying to play catch-up on multi-national tax, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says.  “The Government announced it will collect an initial $100 million a year...


New High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced diplomat Jonathan Schwass as High Commissioner to Vanuatu. “New Zealand and Vanuatu have close and long-standing ties,” Mr Brownlee says. “In the last...


New Christchurch primary school to open in 2019

Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the formal establishment of the new $11 million primary school for Halswell in Christchurch, which will now open in 2019. “The Halswell area...


$300,000 to help preserve native bush and fauna

The Forest Bridge Trust has been awarded $300,000 from the Community Environment Fund, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “The vision of The Forest Bridge Trust is to...