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Progress on Pt England housing development

Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick...


Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says....


More aged care nurses to meet growing demand

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says the number of registered nurses working in rest homes and aged care facilities has increased significantly since 2011 and is more than keeping...


New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say...


New laws to monitor drug and alcohol use

New laws will allow Police and Corrections to better ensure offenders in the community or defendants on bail are adhering to conditions not to consume alcohol or drugs, say...


All New Zealanders to see connectivity benefits

The Government is committed to making New Zealand’s communications network one of the best in the world, Communications Minister Simon Bridges says.Minister Bridges spoke at the 2017 Rural Connectivity Symposium...


Significant progress on healthy kids target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show increased performance around the country, particularly on the raising healthy kids target.“The six national health targets help to drive...


Agreed action plan for An Accessible City

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel have received the Council’s updated implementation plan to improve the detailed design of An Accessible City roading...


Erosion control funding round opens

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston has welcomed the opening of the next round of funding for erosion control in the Gisborne region. The Ministry of Primary Industries’...


New Zealanders continue to switch electricity retailers

The fact that 138,000 people have switched electricity retailers already this year shows competition is strong and consumers continue to shop around for a good deal on their power...