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Military personnel remains to be brought home

The families of New Zealand military personnel, and their dependants, buried overseas between 1955 and 1971 in Singapore and Malaysia will be offered the opportunity to repatriate their loved...


Major system for streamlined trade completed

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of a key trade system. Trade Single Window, which is a major component of the Joint Border Management System programme by...


Govt releases EOI for Christchurch transfer

Today the Government issued an Expression of Interest to Community Housing Providers interested in taking over ownership of up to 2500 social houses in Christchurch. As part of this...


Mussel breeding research pays off

A major breakthrough in breeding mussels commercially has been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. “The first harvest of high-value greenshell mussels from a purpose-built hatchery means the...


Robin’s return to Mount Taranaki

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has welcomed the release of 36 North Island Robin onto Mount Taranaki today.“The release heralds the return of a species not seen or heard on the...


$220m contract signed for third schools PPP

A contract has been signed with the ShapEd consortium to deliver the third schools public private partnership (PPP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “I’m pleased to confirm...


NZ artists at prestigious contemporary exhibition

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated three New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at documenta -  breaking new ground  for New Zealand art at one...


Redevelopment milestone for Koru School, Mangere

A new two-storey block containing 31 teaching spaces at Koru School in Mangere, Auckland, was opened today by Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “The opening of this new block...


Key Hamilton shared pathway opens

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today opened the Western Rail Trail shared pathway, a new link in Hamilton’s growing walking and cycling network. The $6.7 million, 2.7km path is a...


Counting the cost of road crashes

Annual research released today has highlighted the hidden cost we pay for road crashes, says Associate Transport Minister David Bennett. The Ministry of Transport’s annual Social Cost of Road...