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Government to amend Racing Act 2003

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.     “These changes will help create...


Call for clinicians to share ‘disruptive’ ideas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is calling on clinicians to share their ideas on how technology can transform patient care. “Clinicians have an insider’s view of where innovation can be...


Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

A new initiative aimed at ending homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which...


Renewables continue upwards, greenhouse gases fall 35 per cent

The amount of electricity generated from renewables in New Zealand grew to 88 per cent in the three months to December 2016, building on increases seen in previous quarters,...


Neighbours Day strengthens communities

This weekend is an opportunity for us to check in on our neighbours and build our communities says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro.Neighbours Day Aotearoa is celebrated across...


Regulatory Amendment Bills pass into law

Parliament has today passed three Regulatory Amendment Bills into law, bringing up to date 20 pieces of legislation, Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges says.The Amendment Omnibus Bills are: Regulatory...


Getting patients with major trauma to the right hospital quicker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Michael Woodhouse say hundreds will benefit from a new major trauma policy which will see patients taken to the most appropriate hospital...


Ceremony to mark $9m Thorndon School redevelopment

A ceremony at lunchtime today will usher in the construction phase of the $9 million redevelopment of Thorndon School in Wellington, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “The designs...


NZ cyber security strategy tracking well

The government released its first report on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan today. New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy, Action Plan, and National Plan...


Dog neutering campaigns rolling out nationwide

The Government has approved grants to 32 territorial authorities to subsidise neutering for menacing dogs, Associate Minister for Local Government Jacqui Dean has announced today. An $850,000 pool of...