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National sexual violence helpline tender process to get underway

The Government will be undertaking a competitive tender process for a national helpline for New Zealanders affected by sexual violence, say Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne...


International visitors projected to spend $15 billion

New Zealand’s tourism sector is forecast to grow significantly over the next seven years, with international visitors projected to spend $15.3 billion a year by 2023, Tourism Minister Paula...


Extra capacity for Auckland’s Southern Motorway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a new lane along a section of Auckland’s Southern Motorway will help ease bottlenecks and improve journeys for thousands of motorists. The additional southbound...


Bill paves the way for better careers service

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has welcomed the passing of the Education (Update) Amendment Bill today. The Education Act has been updated to streamline...


Tertiary education Bill passes First Reading

The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has today passed its first reading in Parliament, says Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. “This Bill will...


Statutes Repeal Bill passes Second Reading

Regulatory Reform Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the Statutes Repeal Bill passing its Second Reading in Parliament today. “Repealing redundant laws is just one part of the wider work...


Biggest education reform in decades passes final reading

Education Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the passing of a Bill that puts the achievement of children and young people at the heart of the education system, and provides...


NZ Lions Series – rugby fever hits classrooms

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the launch of the NZ Lions Series 2017 education programme for schools.“The NZ Lions Series is an iconic event, attracting over 20,000 international...


Address to Energy Trusts of New Zealand Autumn Conference

I am delighted to be addressing you as Energy Minister as I understand just how vital this portfolio – including your part in it – is to our New...


Ultra-Fast Broadband uptake over 33 per cent

More than a third of New Zealanders with access to Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) are now connected, says Communications Minister Simon Bridges. The March 2017 Quarterly Broadband Update released today...