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McClay says Vanuatu signing PACER Plus an important development

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed Vanuatu to the landmark Pacific trade and development agreement PACER Plus and says this is another important step in developing the economies of...


Funding for Napier's Art Deco Heritage buildings

Three of Napier city centre’s art deco and character buildings are to receive more than $180,000 for earthquake strengthening work. Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry made the...


Great Short and Great Day Walks announced

Some of New Zealand’s finest tracks are set to become part of a new network of Great Short and Great Day walks, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Conservation Minister...


McClay – China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Government has agreed a negotiating mandate to upgrade the China Free Trade Agreement that will deliver thousands of jobs and be worth billions...


NZ assistance for Myanmar humanitarian crisis

New Zealand will contribute $1.5 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced. The funding will be used...


Next step in Canterbury’s hospital rebuilds

Canterbury is to receive a new purpose built specialist mental health facility valued at up to $57 million, taking the region’s hospital rebuild to well over $1 billion Health...


A strong economy under National means more work training, rehabilitation & 1-on-1 support for young jobseekers.

Today, we announced that National will invest a further $72 million to help young New Zealanders on a government benefit move into work to ensure they can stand on their...


Land corridor connects Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks

Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are now connected by a 169-hectare block of land purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund, Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner announced today.The land, purchased...


Concern at Cambodian opposition leader’s arrest

The New Zealand Government is deeply concerned about the arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says.  “Mr Sokha is a respected advocate for democracy within...


Government extends recognition of carbon reducing scheme

A business initiative that safely disposes of hazardous unwanted refrigerants has had its accreditation as a ‘product stewardship scheme’ extended by the Government, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced...