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New Corrections officers welcomed

Corrections Minister Louise Upston has welcomed more than 80 new frontline officers from all walks of life to Corrections following their graduation today.The recruits, 54 men and 30 women, completed...


New Toolkit to improve health and safety

ACC and Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a new Workplace Health and Safety Performance Improvement Toolkit (the Toolkit) to provide businesses with advice and guidance...


New Chief Employment Court Judge appointed

Employment Court Judge Christina Inglis has been appointed Chief Judge of the Employment Court to replace Chief Judge Colgan who will retire in July, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today....


Automatic exchange of financial information to begin in New Zealand

Revenue Minister Judith Collins has today welcomed the start of Inland Revenue’s information campaign on the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) which is part of the OECD-led effort to...


Final telecommunications reform package announced

Communications Minister Simon Bridges today announced the final details of the Government’s reform package to improve the Telecommunications Act and modernise the communications sector. The final package will introduce...


Joint Statement recognises valued relationship

Defence Minister Mark Mitchell and his Indonesian counterpart, Ryamizard Ryacudu have signed a Joint Statement on Defence Relations today, signalling stronger defence ties between the two countries.Meeting in Jakarta today, the...


Minister welcomes report on native birds

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on saving New Zealand’s native birds and her endorsement of Predator Free 2050.  “Dr Jan Wright...


Great gains for blue duck/whio with DOC’s predator control

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the Whio Recovery Programme has made considerable progress towards securing the future of the species. “Through a $4.5 million partnership with Genesis Energy going...


Joint Statement Between the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Defence of New Zealand on Defence Relations

Indonesian Minister of Defense, Ryamizard Ryacudu, and New Zealand Minister of Defence, Mark Mitchell, met for the first time today, on 31st of May 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.Both Ministers reiterated that...


More U.S. students to study in New Zealand

Today’s announcement that more American students will have the opportunity to experience New Zealand’s world-class education system, has been welcomed by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.Education New...