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Delivering better wine and underwater robots

An underwater robot and a portable winemaking system are just some of the innovations being advanced at the New Zealand Product Accelerator programme, visited today by Science and Innovation...


Minister welcomes first landlord conviction under new law

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team’s first successful prosecution of a landlord for...


$12m Lemonwood Grove School officially opened

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed the official opening of Lemonwood Grove School in Christchurch by the Prime Minister. Around 80 students started...


$12m Lemonwood Grove School officially opened

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye have welcomed the official opening of Lemonwood Grove School in Christchurch by the Prime Minister. Around 80 students started...


IPONZ world number one for online capabilities

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has been ranked number one in the world for its online capabilities by the World Trademark Review says Commerce and Consumer...


Charities Services wins technology award

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro has congratulated Charities Services on its win at last night’s inaugural New Zealand Charities Technology Awards dinner.The Minister attended the celebrations, which was...


Speech to Local Government New Zealand Rural & Provincial Sector Meeting

Thank you Lawrence for the invitation to speak today and to you all for the very warm welcome. Can I also acknowledge Brian Hanna, Chair of the Rural Sector,...


Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill introduced

The Government has today introduced the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill.The Bill makes changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA), which supports the efficiency and contestability of New...


PM announces appointments to APEC council

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointments of Phil O’Reilly and Tenby Powell to the APEC Business Advisory Council, through to December 2019.The Prime Minister also confirmed the extension...


$200k for more youth leadership and volunteering opportunities

Around 2,000 young people nationwide will benefit from new youth development partnerships with Recreate New Zealand, who provide life-changing experiences for young people with disabilities, and UNICEF New Zealand, Youth...