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Tertiary education Bill passes First Reading

The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has today passed its first reading in Parliament, says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. “This Bill will...


Statutes Repeal Bill passes Second Reading

Regulatory Reform Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the Statutes Repeal Bill passing its Second Reading in Parliament today. “Repealing redundant laws is just one part of the wider work...


Biggest education reform in decades passes final reading

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the passing of a Bill that puts the achievement of children and young people at the heart of the education system, and provides...


NZ Lions Series – rugby fever hits classrooms

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the launch of the NZ Lions Series 2017 education programme for schools.“The NZ Lions Series is an iconic event, attracting over 20,000 international...


Address to Energy Trusts of New Zealand Autumn Conference

I am delighted to be addressing you as Energy Minister as I understand just how vital this portfolio – including your part in it – is to our New...


Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent

More than a third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. The March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today...


Phase two of Ultra-Fast Broadband build underway

Communications Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the start of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build in Hikurangi and Hokitika, the first towns to commence the build under the extension of...


Clean Water reports released

Two reports released today by NIWA and the Ministry for the Environment on the technical background to the Clean Water proposals will help inform input into the plans to...


152,000 more people in employment by 2020

The latest employment forecasts released today show that the New Zealand economy will continue to grow total employment over the next three years, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister...


Scholarships to lift Pacific health presence

A record number of Pacific Health Scholarships will be awarded this year, Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says. The scholarship programme, funded by the Ministry of Health, aims to...