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Major overhaul for IRD social policy payments

The Government is planning major changes to how IRD pays social support so that people can know better what their entitlements are and be sure of receiving the right...


Minister pays tribute to Cliff Whiting

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has paid tribute to the legacy of master carver Cliff Whiting, who has passed away at the age of 81. “Cliff Whiting...


New project to help Napier’s homeless

Chronically homeless people in Napier will be helped off the street and into warm, safe housing where they will receive wraparound services to help them get their lives back...


MSD & The Warehouse expand youth initiative

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley welcomes today’s expansion of the Red Shirts in Community programme where around 1,000 young jobseekers will gain work experience and earn NCEA credits.“It’s great to...


Roll-out of national bowel screening begins

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the start of the bowel screening programme is a major milestone for the New Zealand health system, and will ultimately save lives. “This week...


Praise for SCIRT but city work goes on

The work of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) to repair Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged infrastructure is the focus of the latest dashboard released by Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration...


New Pacific rugby partnership kicks off

A new sporting partnership will promote healthy lifestyles and encourage teenagers in the Pacific to take part in sport, Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The Pacific Sporting Partnership –...


New Zealand Licensing Trusts Association: Annual Conference

Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me here today. I’d like to start by acknowledging the important role that licensing trusts have and all that you do for our...


Taranaki hapū & marae sustainable stewardship supported

Taranaki-based Te Whenua Tōmuri Trust Board has been granted over $130,000 from the Community Environment Fund towards its ‘Maru Wai Matara – Kaitiaki Taiao’ project, Associate Environment Minister Scott...


High Court Judge appointed

Wellington public servant and barrister and solicitor Gerardus van Bohemen has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General Christopher Finlayson announced today.Justice van Bohemen graduated from Victoria University with a BA...