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Offenders helped into stable employment

Corrections’ new recruitment service is finding early success, with 140 offenders placed in permanent employment in just three months. “Stable employment is a major factor to helping offenders lead...


Living kidney donors rates continues to grow

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says on World Kidney Day that the number of living kidney donors continues to increase, having a massive impact on the lives of patients and...


Address to the Employers and Manufacturers Association annual payroll conference

Good morning and thank you for inviting me to your 20th Annual Payroll Conference. It is a pleasure to be here. You’ve asked me to talk about how Inland...


$60 million safety upgrade underway for alternate South Island state highway route

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says work is ramping up on a $60 million investment programme to upgrade the alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch while the reconstruction...


$257m savings reinvested into reducing crime

Initiatives to reduce crime and reoffending have been made possible through smart fiscal management by justice sector agencies, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Justice Sector Fund allows money...


$5.5m to support major golfing events in NZ

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced a $5.5 million investment into two major golfing events. Through the Major Events Development Fund...


New youth opportunities in agriculture sector

TeenAg, an agriculture sector youth programme run by New Zealand Young Farmers, will receive $146,000 of support under a new partnership announced today by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye. “This...


More Roadshows to help small business thrive

Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean has announced today she will travel throughout New Zealand in 2017 for Small Business Roadshows, starting with Kāikoura, Blenheim and Wellington. “This is particularly...


Minister welcomes FMA guidance on KiwiSaver

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the release of FMA guidance intended to make basic advice about KiwiSaver available to more New Zealanders.“Some of the most important...


Better outcomes for disabled Pasifika people

A new plan to improve outcomes for disabled Pasifika people is being welcomed by Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner. Faiva Ora, which means Work for Life, is a five-year...