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$435k for more youth mentoring opportunities

More than 650 young people throughout the North Island will benefit from collaborative investments in new mentoring opportunities totalling around $435,000, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “Three separate initiatives...


New Hawera Community Corrections site opens

Hawera has a brand new Community Corrections building that will be safer for staff, Corrections Minister Louise Upston says. The building is part of a five-year nationwide renewal programme to...


Wool PGP programme to benefit Rodney sheep farmers

MP for Rodney, Mark Mitchell, says a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programme to make wool more profitable and sustainable will work to the advantage of Rodney farmers. A seven-year...


Wanganui Chronicle

The world is facing some serious challenges, and for small, open economies like New Zealand's it is vital governments remain open to international trade and investment, and to new ideas.That...


Delivering for Kiwi Families

As we launch into 2017 and what will be another busy year, we can have confidence New Zealand is on the right track.


New campaign to get more Aussies to Northland

A new marketing campaign starting this week to attract Australians to Northland is an excellent approach to encouraging tourists to visit the region, says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. The campaign...


B4 School Checks are giving more new entrants the best start

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more parents are sending their children to school for the first time this week knowing their B4 School Check has picked up any potential health...


Rolleston College officially open

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today officially opened the new Rolleston College in Christchurch. Ms Parata says she was delighted to celebrate the milestone with the Rolleston community. “Today is...


First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Māori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters...


Prisoners refurbish 50 Red Zone homes

A Christchurch family in need will have a new home and prisoners from Rolleston Prison have gained life-changing skills, says Corrections Minister Louise Upston. The Minister visited the Rolleston Prison...