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Emergency Housing initiative supporting struggling New Zealanders

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams has today welcomed data showing new help introduced by the Government is creating tangible support for struggling New Zealanders. For the first time, the Ministry...


Auckland building consents at 12-year high

The number of new homes consented in Auckland for the year to November has topped 10,000 for the first time in 12 years, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith...


Projects will stimulate electric vehicle uptake

A total of 15 projects have been conditionally approved to receive around $3.5 million from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund, says Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins....


Otago water quality positive for communities

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said it was great new to see that Otago has enjoyed good water quality so far this summer. “I am delighted that our waterways are generally...


More sole parents independent of benefits

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a benefit is continuing to decline year on year, with sole parents driving the biggest reduction in numbers.


Little pledge on Pike Mine dangerous and contradictory

Labour Leader Andrew Little's idea for a law change to give Solid Energy a legal exemption to any liabilities that might arise out of a re-entry to the mine is...


Singapore-NZ Defence relationship celebrated

Joint Statement New Zealand and Singapore’s Defence Ministers Gerry Brownlee and Dr Ng Eng Hen today observed Exercise Thunder Warrior, an artillery live-firing exercise at the Waiouru Training Area. This...


Earthquake: Are you ready?

QUAKES have made us stronger, but are we any wiser?It's around two months since the Kaikoura Earthquake, magnitude 7.8, hit.Strong to severe shaking was felt throughout New Zealand and lasted...


Trade Minister to visit Middle East and Switzerland

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to press for a conclusion to the free trade negotiations between New Zealand and...


Tourism spending strong ahead of summer season

Tourism spending continued to grow throughout most regions in the year to November 2016, providing a solid base ahead of the high summer season, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. According...