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Marsden Fund Assessment Report released

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today released a new report which details a number of measures to ensure that the Marsden Fund, the Government’s premier fund for...


Twenty additional police bases to go 24/7

Today’s announcement by Police about where the additional 880 sworn officers will be stationed means over 200,000 more New Zealanders will be covered by a 24/7 Police presence.“All New Zealanders...


Independent review of MSD’s individual client level data system

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced details of the independent review into MSD’s individual client level data IT system. “It’s important clients and providers have confidence that their...


More Police for every district

Police Minister Paula Bennett has today welcomed an announcement about where frontline officers will be based under the Government’s Safer Communities package.“In February this year we announced a $503 million...


Education Act Update passes second reading

The biggest update to education in New Zealand in nearly 30 years took a step forward in Parliament today. “The Education (Update) Amendment Bill is about creating a platform...


Unanimous support for family violence Bill

A Bill that overhauls New Zealand’s family violence laws has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. “For too long, New...


Telco property access bill passes third reading

A bill that will streamline the process for installing Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) passed its third and final reading in Parliament today. Communications Minister Simon Bridges says the Telecommunications (Property...


Next phase for improvements at Napier’s Watchman Road intersection confirmed

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming the awarding of the contract to improve one of the North Island’s highest-risk intersections. The NZ Transport Agency has awarded the contract for...


New national cyber security unit launched

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today launched CERT NZ, a new cyber security unit that will help New Zealanders respond to online threats. CERT NZ was announced as part of...


Govt grant to deal with earthquake waste

A Government grant of $2.6 million is to be provided to the Hurunui and Kaikōura districts to repair waste facilities, recycle earthquake debris and manage hazardous waste, Environment Minister...