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Doha service increases trade and travel options

Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the inaugural daily flight of Qatar Airways direct Auckland – Doha service at Auckland International Airport saying the world's longest flight was set to...


Funding to improve natural hazard resilience

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced $889,000 of funding grants to boost New Zealand’s resilience to natural hazards and their consequences. Mr Brownlee says the grants are awarded...


Wagner reselected for Christchurch Central

Christchurch Central MP Nicky Wagner has been reselected as National’s candidate for the 2017 General Election. Ms Wagner has been an MP since 2005, and is the first National MP...


Trade Minister begins TPP talks with Australia

Trade Minister Todd McClay will travel to Sydney tomorrow to meet with his Australian counterpart, Trade and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo.The Ministers will discuss bilateral and regional trade issues likely...


Marking World Cancer Day

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says World Cancer Day is an opportunity to focus on what more can be done to further improve cancer services. “Tomorrow is World Cancer Day and...


Bridges to attend opening of Alibaba Group headquarters

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will attend the opening of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group’s Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne tomorrow. “Alibaba Group is the world’s largest online...


Plan to accelerate the growth of kiwi numbers

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed plans by the Kiwis for Kiwi Trust to boost the number of kiwi chicks captured in the wild for later release in to predator...


Continued improvements to stroke services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more stroke patients are receiving best-practice care with efforts to improve the delivery of stroke services across DHBs paying off. “Around 9,000 people have a...


Tax relief for farmers affected by Northland drought

Revenue Minister Judith Collins today welcomed tax measures announced by Inland Revenue to help farmers affected by the Northland drought. Inland Revenue will allow farmers to make late income equalisation...


Northland drought a medium scale adverse event

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the drought conditions in Northland as being a medium-scale adverse event. “This is recognition of the extreme dry conditions...