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Pathway to residence for some South Island temporary migrants

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced a one-off pathway to residence for around 4,000 long-term temporary migrant workers and their families living in the South Island. “There has been...


$2 billion pay equity settlement for 55,000 health care workers

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced that some of the health sector’s lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years.The wage boost...


New appointments to Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced three appointments to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). “Te Kura is a fantastic option for distance education,...


Extra $700,000 to support Bay of Plenty

An extra $700,000 will be available to further support businesses affected by the flooding in Edgecumbe and the Bay of Plenty, say Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges and...


Employers urged to give offenders a chance

Corrections Minister Louise Upston is hosting an event in Hamilton tomorrow aimed at getting more employers onboard to give jobs to skilled, motivated and work-ready offenders. The event, the...


Rugby 2017 Festival programme launched

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have today launched the Rugby 2017 Festival. “Rugby 2017 Festival is a program of engaging...


Survey a reminder of the role of Charities Services

The 2016 Public Trust and Confidence in Charities survey serves as a reminder of the regulator role of Charity Services and the transparency of the Charities Register says Community...


McCully to Honolulu to meet US military leaders

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Hawaii today to meet with senior figures in the United States Pacific Command. Mr McCully will also meet with members of Hawaii’s...


Minister announces appointments to Electricity Authority

Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins has today announced the appointment of two new members to the Electricity Authority.The Electricity Authority is an independent Crown entity established in November 2010. It...


Ministers acknowledge generosity of Sir Peter Snell

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have acknowledged the generosity of sporting legend Sir Peter Snell in gifting medals and memorabilia...