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Leaders’ talks cement trade relations, science agreement

The annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ talks have taken the cooperation between our two countries forward in a number of areas, Prime Minister Bill English says. Mr English met...


NZ to participate in Australasian satellite technology test-bed

New Zealand will join Australia in a world-leading satellite technology test-bed, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced in Queenstown today. The New Zealand and Australian Governments will be partners in a...


Release of Draft Bill for new financial advice legislation

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand. “The current regulation of...


China and New Zealand discuss climate change

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says China and New Zealand have experience and expertise to share about responding to climate change. Mrs Bennett today met with China’s top...


International visitor spending reaches $10.1b

Communities around New Zealand are continuing to benefit from steady growth in international visitor spending, which reached $10.1 billion in the year to December, Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. The...


Fires highlight need for Civil Defence review

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the fires in Christchurch City and the Selwyn District have highlighted the need to streamline New Zealand’s Civil Defence legislation. On Thursday, Mr Brownlee...


McCully to visit PNG and the Solomon Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands next week for meetings with their political leaders about partnerships, economic development and maintaining political stability....


Contract and Commercial Law Bill passed

Legislation to modernise and bring together important law underpinning contracts and commercial transactions passed its third reading in Parliament today, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson said. “This has been a major statute...


Youth development opportunities growing

The number of youth development opportunities in New Zealand is growing by around 10,000 annually as a result of a new approach, which includes the Government co-investing in new opportunities...


$2 million to engage young kiwis with science

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced $2 million of funding for 41 projects from the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund. “The Unlocking Curious Minds fund particularly focuses on...