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New Zealand to benefit from stronger air links

New Zealand will benefit from a number of new air services agreements that will allow greater connectivity between New Zealand and the rest of the world, Transport Minister Simon...


New Zealand Builds Air Links With Colombia

New Zealand has signed an air services agreement with Colombia, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today. The agreement provides opportunities for code-sharing between each nation’s airlines. Under the new...


Whanganui River settlement passes third reading

The House of Representatives has passed Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Bill through its third reading today. “Whanganui Iwi has fought for recognition of its relationship with...


Tertiary council reappointments announced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Hon Paul Goldsmith has today announced seven reappointments to the governing councils of six institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs). “I welcome the...


$5.5m available for new tourism infrastructure

Applications are open for up to $5.5 million in extra funding to help regional communities respond to visitor growth through new tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett announced...


Family violence laws introduced to Parliament

Legislation that overhauls the family violence system is a core part of reducing New Zealand’s horrendous rate of family violence, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Family and Whānau...


Treaty settlement bill passes first reading

The House of Representatives sat through extended sitting hours this morning to pass the Iwi and Hapū of Te Rohe o Te Wairoa Claims Settlement Bill through its first...


EV contestable fund opens today

Businesses, local councils and organisations with projects to spark interest in electric vehicles can apply for the second round of the Government’s Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, opened today by...


Storm damage classified as medium scale adverse event

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the storm damage around the the Franklin Ward, Hauraki District and Thames-Coromandel District as a medium scale adverse event. “The...


Community midwives get 2.5 per cent increase

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says community-based midwives will receive a $2.8 million pay increase this year, further boosting support for maternity services. “This fee increase for Lead Maternity Care...