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National to increase support for first home buyers

National will make it easier for first home buyers to get a deposit by doubling the financial support available when buying an existing house, and increasing it...


Increased support for quake-threatened heritage

National will support the preservation of New Zealand’s historic buildings with a $30 million investment in quake-strengthening work. “We recognise the importance of heritage buildings to our communities and the...


ChristChurch Cathedral to be reinstated

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says she’s delighted that ChristChurch Cathedral will be reinstated. The Anglican Synod today voted in favour of the Government’s offer to support...


Pacific region cooperate on North Korea

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has returned to New Zealand after attending the 48th annual Pacific Islands Forum in Samoa, on behalf of Prime Minister Bill English. “During the Forum,...


National to invest in Whanganui’s Velodrome

National will invest up to $6 million from the Regional Growth Programme to make the Whanganui Regional Velodrome redevelopment project a reality, National Party Economic Development spokesperson...


Ministers welcome Mt Albert Grammar School AgriFood centre

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy and Associate Minister for Primary Industries Louise Upston have welcomed the beginning of construction on a new centre to showcase the best of the...


Yet another tax on regional NZ from Labour

The Labour Party is continuing its full-frontal attack on regional New Zealand with its announcement today that farming would join the Emissions Trading Scheme, National Party Climate Change Spokesperson Paula...


Analysis of Health Promoting Schools shows clear educational benefits

Independent analysis has found that the Health Promoting Schools service is having a hugely positive impact on student outcomes, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says.Key findings in the analysis released today...


Transport system for a growing New Zealand

National is committed to building the infrastructure and transport system New Zealand needs to ensure our ongoing economic prosperity is secured. “In Auckland, the commercial capital of New Zealand, we...


New suicide prevention training to support communities

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the launch of Lifekeepers, a new suicide prevention training programme, will help communities build the capability and capacity to support people at risk of...