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$800k for new classrooms at Greenmeadows School, Hawke’s Bay

Around $800,000 will be invested to build two new classrooms at Greenmeadows School in Hawke’s Bay, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“The roll at Greenmeadows School is projected to...


Massive reduction in young mums on benefit

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says that the number of teen mums requiring a benefit has fallen significantly since 2009, alongside increased government support to help them and their families...


Recognising those living with diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. “Over 250,000 people in New Zealand had...


Programme to help young offenders get licence

A programme is being piloted in South Auckland to help 450 young offenders gain a full driver licence, improving road safety and reducing offending.“Gaining a driver licence can help young...


Clampdown on rogue employers

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced new measures to stop employers who breach immigration and employment law from recruiting migrant workers.“Migrant workers make a valuable contribution to our workforce...


Dates set for Pacific language weeks

Pacific People’s Minister Alfred Ngaro says Pacific language weeks give all New Zealanders the chance to celebrate our diversity.“The dates for our seven Pacific language weeks are now set and...


Minister expresses condolences to Tongan Royal Family and community

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro has expressed his condolences to the Tongan Royal Family today following the passing of Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho.“Oku mau fie kaungā mamahi moe Fale ‘o...


McCully to visit Cook Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet. “My discussions with Prime Minister...


One million electronic referrals in Canterbury

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Canterbury clinicians have achieved one million electronic referrals – ensuring patients receive more timely care. The South Island’s Electronic Request Management System enables...


Applications open tomorrow for Great Rides funding

Associate Tourism Minister Nicky Wagner announced applications will open tomorrow for further funding to maintain and enhance Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail. This is the sixth round of...