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Budget 2017: $5 million investment in Nelson and Marlborough schools

Associate Minister of Education Tim Macindoe has today announced that around $5 million will be invested in Budget 2017 to expand the capacity of schools in the Nelson and...


Navy frigate to help out after US destroyer collision

The Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is to extend its current deployment in Asian waters to support the United States Seventh Fleet.This is in response to the...


Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel announced

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced the panel for the new $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund to help local communities respond to increased visitor numbers. The panel will be...


Appointments to New Zealand Tourism Board

Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett today announced the appointment of Jan Hunt and the reappointment of Chris Parkin as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board. Mrs Hunt is...


Predator-free Eastbourne supported

The Government has granted a Wellington community group nearly $35,000 to help it deal with predators, Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. The...


Work started on Hastings iWay cycleways

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of work on two sections of the Hastings iWay, part of the Government’s $333 million Urban Cycleways Programme (UCP). “The UCP...


Changes to Commerce Act will enhance competition

Proposed changes to the Commerce Act will promote better competition in New Zealand, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. Following a review of the Act, the Government...


McClay says time is right for trade deal with four amigos

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he believes the time is right to launch trade talks with Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia as part of the Government’s push for better...


Beginning of Eid

Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid ul-Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament next week, Minister...


Reforms to EQC Act announced

Finance Minister Steven Joyce and the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee have today announced plans to simplify and improve the EQC scheme for New Zealanders. “EQC...