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Cladding rule changes make NZ high-rises safer

New Zealand is less exposed to the risks of fire as a result of combustible claddings on high-rise buildings due to these products being restricted earlier this year, Building...


PM opens facilities, announces support for Niue

Prime Minister Bill English has today opened new facilities and announced a range of initiatives to support tourism and improve services for local households in Niue.“In recent years, tourism in...


Three new NZ-Aus research collaborations

The Government is committing $4.46 million for three new New Zealand-Australia research projects that will support high-quality research in areas delivering wide-ranging benefits to New Zealand, Science and Innovation...


$25k for opportunities for young people from small communities

Over 80 young people living in small, offshore communities will get to participate in leadership and mentoring opportunities as part of the latest funding allocated under the Small Communities...


Budget 2017: $2.5 million investment in Waikato schools

Around $2.5 million will be invested in Budget 2017 to expand the capacity of schools in the Waikato region, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim...


Lower cost option for sending annual reports

Listed companies and other financial markets businesses will now have alternative options for sending annual reports, saving them money and time, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean....


OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of NZ welcomed

Finance Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the OECD’s latest review of the New Zealand economy as outlined in a report released today. “The 2017 OECD Survey of New Zealand...


GDP underlines importance of economic focus

GDP figures out this morning are a reminder of the importance of focusing on policies that create and sustain economic growth, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. New Zealand's GDP...


Global demand fuelling forestry export growth

Strong demand from key markets is driving up export growth in forestry products, Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston says. The latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Situation and Outlook...


Appointment to Food Safety board

Minister of Food Safety David Bennett has appointed Teresa Ciprian to the Food Safety Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) board. “I am pleased someone of Ms Ciprian’s calibre is representing...