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Volunteers thanked for conservation work

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has thanked the thousands of volunteers who’re part of the Predator Free 2050 movement and help DOC protect our threatened species. “New Zealanders are among...


McClay says United States open to FTA

Trade Minister Todd McClay says his visit to Washington for high-level trade talks with the Trump Administration has been a success and that the U.S. has indicated it is...


Quakes change education landscape

Education data highlights the changing landscape of greater Christchurch following the earthquakes, Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The Greater Christchurch Dashboard — Education looks at trends...


McClay congratulates Crawford Falconer

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the appointment of respected trade policy expert Crawford Falconer as the U.K.'s Chief Trade Advisor. "I congratulate Crawford and wish him well in...


Sport and rec volunteers answer the call

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says our nation’s sporting volunteers are stepping up to the plate and it is important to recognise their efforts during National Volunteer Week,...


Defence Minister in talks with top NATO officer

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has held discussions today with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, who is currently visiting New Zealand.General Pavel is NATO’s senior military officer...


NZ support for energy upgrade in Tonga

Prime Minister Bill English has announced funding to kickstart a major upgrade of the electricity network in the Tongan capital.New Zealand’s early commitment is expected to assist Tonga to attract...


Corrections seeks jobs for offenders

Businesses from around the lower North Island will be urged to consider offenders as employees at a breakfast function hosted by Corrections Minister Louise Upston and the Corrections Department...


Eleven tertiary institution appointments made

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced 11 appointments to the governing councils of eight tertiary education institutions (TEIs), including two leadership positions. “I welcome...


Key appointments for Predator Free 2050

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed two crucial appointments on the road to Predator Free 2050 and the implementation of the New Zealand Threatened Species Strategy. “Experienced entrepreneur Ed...