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South Frame home to NZ’s first ‘Raining Poetry’

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner today opened the Mollett Street block of Christchurch’s South Frame, which includes new laneways, people-friendly public spaces and New Zealand’s first ‘Raining...


Minister to travel to Cuba and Colombia

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee will today travel to Cuba to meet with his counterpart before attending the Pacific Alliance Summit in Colombia. On June 27, Mr Brownlee will visit...


High tech approach to improve safety on SH1 at Moeraki Boulders

Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has today announced that a new high tech warning system, which will help to improve road safety, has been installed on State Highway...


Canterbury construction still strong

Construction data in greater Christchurch indicates building activity is still going strong, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Construction Activity focuses...


Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats,...


Former motel coming online to help Gisborne homeless

The purchase of a former motel in Gisborne is an example of the commitment Government has made to helping local Gisborne families with housing, Associate Minister for Social Housing...


$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says...


Two former motels coming online to help Hawke’s Bay homeless

Months of hard work is coming to fruition and benefiting local Hawke’s Bay families with another 23 short-term transitional housing places due to open in the next few weeks,...


Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, at...