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$1.2m for more classrooms at Omokoroa Point School, Tauranga

Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today. “Tauranga is one of New...


Benefit numbers continue to fall

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the number of people receiving a main benefit has continued to fall, with the proportion of the population on a main benefit (9.6...


Crown Manager to Kaipara District Council withdrawn

Associate Minister of Local Government Jacqui Dean today announced that she is withdrawing Crown Manager, Peter Winder, from the Kaipara District Council because of technical uncertainties about his appointment....


$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHB’s new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital. “The new fit-for-purpose $9.9 million outpatient facility at North Shore Hospital...


Tax measures in response to flooding

Inland Revenue will waive use of money interest on late tax payments when flooding has prevented people from paying on time, say Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley and...


Govt provides $3m for Christchurch home buyers

Government funding that was committed to assist the Christchurch City Council in their housing objectives will be used to establish a shared equity home ownership initiative, says Social Housing...


Social housing a focus in build up to busy time in Auckland

Months of hard work has put Government in a good position to house those most in need in Auckland during a busy period says Associate Social Housing Minister Alfred Ngaro.“Over...


Changes to better manage immigration

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a package of changes designed to better manage immigration and improve the long-term labour market contribution of temporary and permanent migration. “The Government is...


Speech outlining the Government’s plan for Immigration

Good Morning. Thank you to the Otago and Queenstown Chambers of Commerce for hosting this event. Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today....


$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.“Waikanae School has experienced steady growth over the past three...