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Minister welcomes FMA guidance on KiwiSaver

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the release of FMA guidance intended to make basic advice about KiwiSaver available to more New Zealanders.“Some of the most important...


NZ and EU move closer to FTA

Trade Minister Todd McClay and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström have agreed the completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following a meeting...


National Depression Initiative reaching youth

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has praised the ongoing work of the National Depression Initiative (NDI) with latest figures indicating increased interaction with young people. “The drivers of mental health...


Buy a Beach campaigners win award

Two men who got Kiwis behind a campaign to buy an Abel Tasman beach for the nation are among the 2016 Walking Access Champion award winners announced by Associate Primary...


Seven month surplus better than expected

The Government’s books are better than expected, with a $1.1 billion OBEGAL surplus for the seven months to January, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. “Stronger tax revenues as a...


Amendments to Child Protection Act

Police Minister Paula Bennett has announced that some provisions of the Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Government Agency Registration) Act 2016 will be amended. “Since the commencement of the...


Hunter Downs irrigation funding welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is welcoming a funding grant of $1.37 million for Hunter Downs Water from Crown Irrigation Investments announced today. “This development grant funding will be...


Hundreds have their say on healthy ageing

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner says it is encouraging to see such a high level of interest in the proposed Healthy Ageing Strategy. “It’s incredibly heartening to know so...


Labour being tricky on housing numbers

The Labour Party’s claim that “the number of dwellings consented in January was down 5 per cent on where it was in January last year” is just plain wrong,...


Speech to HRINZ: The reason for the Gender Pay Gap

Good afternoon, and thank you for coming along today. I’d like to acknowledge Chris Till and the Human Resources Institute for hosting me.  This is my first major speech...