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New Zealand congratulated on Predator Free campaign

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Predator Free 2050 project is making good progress on the first anniversary of its announcement at Zealandia in Wellington.“Today marks one year since the...


Health harnessing social media & data to predict epidemics

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new project is seeking to establish if tracking trends on social media and unconventional data can help predict outbreaks and further improve our responses...


Nationwide commitment to ending elder abuse

Minister for Seniors Maggie Barry has welcomed the commitment to protecting older people shown at the first Elder Abuse Response Service provider’s forum. “Over 2000 cases of elder abuse...


Joint statement by UK and NZ foreign ministers

The United Kingdom and New Zealand have a long-standing, deep and close relationship.It is founded on shared history, stemming from a Treaty relationship between Māori and the British Crown, our experiences...


$1.25m boost for recycling farm plastic waste

The Government’s Waste Minimisation fund has granted $1.25 million to support the upgrade and recommissioning of EnviroNZ’s plastic extrusion plant in Christchurch, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today....


Plasback agricultural plastic recycling scheme reaccredited

Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson visited Agpac Ltd’s Plasback, congratulated them on the scheme’s successful recycling of agricultural plastic, and announced Plasback’s reaccreditation as a Product Stewardship Scheme. “Plasback...


New talks with UK to strengthen friendship

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed further engagement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom. “The establishment of a people-to-people dialogue has been announced during Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s...


Battle of Passchendaele competition winners announced

Education Minister Nikki Kaye and the Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have announced the winning students who will be flying to Belgium to attend the 100th anniversary...


Helping more kids learn to ride a bike for life

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse have welcomed an initiative for the development of a national cycling education system aimed at getting more kids riding bikes...


New Major Events panel members to expand event acumen

Newly appointed members to the Major Events Investment Panel will widen its breadth of knowledge, particularly in business and events, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges has announced.   Three new...