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Changing lives: Our social investment approach

Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation to speak at the Analytics Forum today. Traditionally, a data forum may not be the natural environment for social sector policy...


$21m for more new classrooms in Auckland

Around $21 million will be invested for more new classrooms in Auckland as part of Budget 2017, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. Ms...


Nelson-Marlborough scallop fishery temporary closure for 2017 season

Continued low scallop levels at the top of the South Island have forced a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery SCA 7, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy...


New after-hours caregivers support service

Minister for Children Anne Tolley says a new after-hours support service is being piloted to provide advice and support to caregivers of children and young people in care. “Caregivers...


Single phone number to access support services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says from today a new free 24/7 four digit phone and text number will make it easier for people to connect with mental health and...


Proposed Government housing in Maraenui

More Napier locals are closer to gaining housing with resource consent being lodged with the Napier City Council for a new 10-unit housing development in Kelvin Place, Maraenui, Associate...


Labour market data hub launch welcomed

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the launch of a new Labour Market Dashboard, which will give New Zealanders better access to data on...


Ministers attend Five Country Ministerial

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse were in Ottawa, Canada this week to attend the annual Five Country Ministerial. The Five Country Ministerial brings together Interior Ministers,...


Road safety benefits from collaborative innovation

Associate Minister of Transport Tim Macindoe has seen first-hand today how innovative weather technology is being used to help keep our roads safe. “New Zealand’s mountainous terrain means roads...


Government launches review of the Copyright Act 1994

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has today released the terms of reference for a review of the Copyright Act 1994. “Copyright affects how people create, distribute and...