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$680,000 boost for Christchurch family violence pilot

More frontline services and extra places in perpetrator programmes are on the way for the multi-agency Integrated Safety Response pilot, following an additional injection of funding, Ministers have announced. An...


More students achieving NCEA Level 2

Education Minister Hekia Parata says provisional NCEA data shows that more students are achieving NCEA Level 2, the recognised minimum qualification for success. “The results show more young people are...


McCully to Australia

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Australia this week to meet his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop for formal six monthly foreign policy consultations. He will also meet a range...


2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May

The Government's 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all Kiwis to get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. "The...


Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Honourable Members. The National-led Government’s busy and ambitious policy agenda and legislative programme in 2017 will continue to back New Zealanders to succeed. This is a Government focused on delivering...


Cycling infrastructure remains a priority

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says building better cycling infrastructure remains a priority for the Government as today’s national Go by Bike Day event demonstrates the increased demand. Mr Bridges joined...


Tertiary education Amendment Bill introduced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Paul Goldsmith, has today introduced the Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to Parliament. The Bill is designed to update legislation that...


Police boost good news for Wigram

South West Christchurch will benefit from a significant Government investment in police and the wider justice sector, National Party candidate for Wigram David Hiatt says.


Report into CERA effectiveness misses the point

The Office of the Auditor-General report into CERA’s effectiveness must be viewed in the context of New Zealand’s most significant natural disaster, the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Gerry Brownlee...


Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund have been extended for an extra month, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today. “A number of locals have...