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Geographical areas can now be registered

Wine and spirit producers are now able to register geographical indications, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. “The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 came...


Hundreds of offenders benefit from Employer Partnership Initiatives

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is impressed at the results being achieved by the Department’s Employer Partnerships initiatives and is looking forward to them continuing to make a positive difference...


Little Bill will do little for healthier homes

Labour’s Bill purporting to make homes healthier would delay the Government’s requirements for landlords to insulate their rental homes by three years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith...


Appointment of Tauranga Crown Solicitor

Tauranga lawyer Anna Pollett has been appointed Crown Solicitor for Tauranga, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. She takes over the role from Greg Hollister-Jones following his appointment to the...


Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships awarded

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced the recipients of the Prime Minister’s business scholarships.The successful applicants will be provided a unique opportunity to expand their international connections and expertise,...


Huge milestone for recycling used oil

Collecting and using waste oil as an alternative fuel source to diesel, light fuel oil and gas in Fulton Hogan’s asphalt production plants throughout New Zealand is a tremendous achievement,...


More than 4,000 EV’s now on NZ roads

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins have announced the Government’s 2017 electric vehicle (EV) registrations target has been achieved 5 months early.“This is great news...


Pay Equity Bill introduced

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today introduced the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill to Parliament. “The Bill implements the recommendations made by the Joint...


Response to the Productivity Commission report on tertiary education

Good afternoon everyone and welcome. It is great to be here with all of you who have a major stake in tertiary education and the future workforce of New...


Government responds to tertiary education report

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Paul Goldsmith have today released the Government’s response to the most extensive review of tertiary education in more...