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Commissioners of Intelligence Warrants appointed

Prime Minister Bill English has announced that Sir Bruce Robertson and Warwick Gendall have been appointed as Commissioners of Intelligence Warrants.Sir Bruce has also been appointed Chief Commissioner of Intelligence...


Protecting vulnerable native species with 1080 gets results

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says successful breeding results for several of our most vulnerable native birds come as a result of using 1080 to kill predators. “New results from...


$100k iwi youth development partnership

A new $100,000 partnership will see around 120 young people from or affiliated to Waikato-Tainui, Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Kahungunu supported to attend the Turongo me Maahina-a-rangi – Leaders...


Positive outlook for forestry sector

Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston has welcomed new forecasts showing forestry export revenue set to rise further over the next two financial years.The Ministry for Primary Industries’ first quarterly...


New IT platform for individual client level data system to be developed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says a new IT solution will be developed for the collection of individual client level data from NGOs as the current system is not...


Speech to Secondary Principals’ Association of New Zealand Annual Conference

IntroductionIt’s a privilege to be here on what is the 30th anniversary of this annual conference.A milestone such as this is both an opportunity to look back and celebrate where...


Positive outlook for forestry sector

Associate Primaries Industries Minister Louise Upston has welcomed new forecasts showing forestry export revenue set to rise further over the next two financial years. The Ministry for Primary Industries’...


New Plymouth Airport asset transfer in the pipeline

The Government and New Plymouth District Council have agreed in principle to transfer New Plymouth Airport to local government ownership, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “The Crown will transfer...


Battle of Passchendaele competition opens

Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Bennett has launched the 2017 Battle of Passchendaele multi-media competition.On 12 October 1917 at the World War One Battle of Passchendaele, 845 New Zealanders died, more...


South Pacific Defence Ministers in NZ for summit

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will tomorrow welcome counterparts to New Zealand for the 2017 South Pacific Defence Ministers’ Meeting, being held in Auckland. “The South Pacific Defence Ministers Meeting will...