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New berth gives Christchurch cruise choices

Plans for a new multi-million dollar cruise ship berth released today by the Lyttelton Port Company will open up new tourism opportunities for Christchurch, says Tourism Minister Paula Bennett.The $56...


Tertiary Institution Council Appointments

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced 13 appointments and reappointments to the governing councils of nine tertiary education institutions (TEIs). “I welcome the essential...


Immunisation week – focusing on older kids

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this year’s theme for the annual immunisation week is ‘ensuring teenagers and older children are immunised.’ “Immunisation week gets underway today, and is a...


Student Volunteer Week kicks off

With Student Volunteer Week celebrations kicking off, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Alfred Ngaro says young people have an opportunity to learn new skills, contribute to the...


Successful World Masters Games wraps up

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulate organisers and participants on the outstanding success of the World Masters Games 2017 as the games...


Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

The Government is selling the Linwood temporary accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council, which will continue using them for people affected by the earthquakes, Building and Housing Minister...


Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāti Tamaoho

The Crown has signed a Deed of Settlement with Ngāti Tamaoho at Mangatangi Marae settling its historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today....


New Ambassador to France appointed

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has appointed diplomat Jane Coombs as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France. “New Zealand’s relationship with France is one of our most long-standing and vibrant, and it...


March building figures show ongoing growth

New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016,...


Health passes its annual check up

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the annual Health and Independence report that shows that overall, the health and disability system performs well for most New Zealanders. “Our aim...