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Guaranteed hours for home & community workers going well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is pleased with how the implementation of guaranteed hours for home and community support workers is tracking. “Home and community support workers play a vital...


Civil Defence 2017 awards announced

Outstanding contributions to Civil Defence Emergency Management have been recognised tonight by the Civil Defence Minister Nathan Guy. One gold and three silver Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) awards...


Update to lending code focuses on credit contract fees

Today Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean issued updates to the fees section of the Responsible Lending Code. “The Code gives lenders guidance on how to implement the...


National commemoration to mark Messines centenary

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay...


Canterbury wellbeing data shows positive trends

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is welcoming data released today on the wellbeing of greater Christchurch residents. The latest Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Wellbeing, which uses data...


Strong Crown Accounts in April

The Government accounts for the ten months to 30 April 2017 show a surplus of $2.5 billion, although about $1 billion of that is due to timing differences that...


$12 million to fluoridate more drinking water

Budget 2017 has committed $12 million over four years to fund the infrastructure needed to fluoridate more drinking water, say Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Associate Health Minister Peter...


Wine export laws improve with age

The Ministry of Primary Industries is reviewing part of the Wine Act 2003 to improve the export wine industry, Minister of Food Safety David Bennett says. “Ministry of Primary...


Appointments to the Electricity Authority

  Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Lana Stockman and Mark Sandelin to the Electricity Authority.  The Electricity Authority is an independent...


Combating protectionism and launch of EU negotiations high on McClay's Paris agenda

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the OECD Trade and Economic Ministers Council Meeting in Paris this week will be an important opportunity for New Zealand to show continued leadership...