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Call to action to save threatened species

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has issued a “call to action” for the nation to get behind efforts to protect New Zealand’s threatened native plants and animals. Minister Barry launched...


DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases like Myrtle Rust

The Department of Conservation and Botanic Gardens in New Zealand are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as Myrtle Rust. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry...


Nine month accounts show surplus of $1.5b

The Government accounts for the first nine months of the 2016/17 financial year showed a surplus of $1.5 billion, compared to a forecast surplus of $147 million at the...


Advice for young people is to sit less, move more & sleep well

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Education Minister Nikki Kaye have today welcomed the released updated physical activity guidelines for children and young people aged five to 17. “Children and...


New caller location system for mobile 111 calls

Police Minister Paula Bennett, Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne, today announced a new caller location system for 111 mobile phone calls that will improve...


Earthquake recovery six months on

Recovery activity is progressing well after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on 14 November, six months ago this Sunday, says Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy.“The complex series of earthquakes ruptured...


New $5 million earthquake fund for farmers and growers

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced $5 million in new funding support for quake-struck farmers and growers.The new Earthquake Recovery Fund will support projects that investigate long-term land use...


Relocation from Auckland scheme a success

The Relocation from Auckland grant is helping kiwi families become more independent and saving tax payer’s money, says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro. “I’m thrilled with the success...


Flu vaccines top one million doses

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed. “A recent New Zealand study showed that most people infected with...


Ambitious trade target agreed with Vietnam

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he sees big opportunities for New Zealand exporters following a visit to Vietnam this week. Mr McClay met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc...