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$2.1m to support Raising Healthy Kids target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says $2.1 million over two years will be pumped into selected DHBs to help families support their children’s healthy growth and development. “Childhood obesity can...


Focus moves to recovery as clean-up from floods begins

As water recedes throughout flood-impacted areas of the South Island, Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has praised the efforts of those who were involved in the response to...


Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

The Government will co-invest up to $600 million alongside local councils and private investors in network infrastructure for big new housing developments through a re-purposed ultra-fast broadband company, Finance Minister...


First Transport Project in Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan Nears Completion

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the first of three tourism-related transport projects in the Gisborne-Tairāwhiti region is nearing completion. “The Horoera Bridge leading to the historic East Cape lighthouse...


Women embracing rebuild opportunities

The number of women working in construction in Canterbury has more than doubled since the quakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. This week’s Greater Christchurch Dashboard...


McClay to Thailand for high-level trade talks

Trade Minister Todd McClay will make the first official visit to Thailand by a New Zealand Minister since 2013 to engage with key ministers and business leaders on trade....


Japanese State Minister of Defence visits NZ

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held talks today with Japanese State Minister of Defence Kenji Wakamiya, who is conducting an official visit to New Zealand. “Japan is an increasingly...


More social housing available as register numbers increase

The Government is ramping up its social housing support in response to a rise in people needing help, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams says.The latest Social Housing Quarterly Report for...


$30k to provide 150 mentoring opportunities

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $30,000 of funding towards mentoring initiatives aimed at encouraging young people to explore potential career paths, develop career-related skills and transition to successful...


New appointments for Nature Heritage Fund Committee

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced three appointments and two reappointments to the Nature Heritage Fund Committee. Jan Riddell (Winton) and Dr Gerry McSweeney (South Westland) have been...