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Rotorua projects to help kokako

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston say projects to help kokako in Bay of Plenty have been given more than $125,000 from the DOC Community...


Track upgrades to prevent spread of kauri dieback

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC has completed the first stage of a 3-year programme to upgrade tracks in kauri forests to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback. Twenty-six...


Non-emergency police number to be launched

Police Minister Paula Bennett has today announced a new easy-to-remember phone number will be launched for non-urgent police calls. “It’s important that people can contact the police at all times...


Ten per cent more police to reduce crime

A $503 million package which includes increasing police staff and resources across the country will reduce crime and make our communities safer.   Police Minister Paula Bennett says the Safer...


Extra police to make communities safer

Another 1125 police staff, including 880 sworn police officers, will be funded over the next four years to reduce crime and prevent reoffending, Prime Minister Bill English announced today. “New...


Expanded predator control work in Northland forests

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced a major expansion of predator control work in Northland’s precious native forests. “Controlling predators is vital if the forests are going to be safe...


Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB. The temporary appointments come after the Chair of both boards, Murray Cleverley,...


Minister welcomes new Corrections officers

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today welcomed 113 new Corrections Officer graduates to the team. “It is fantastic to see such a large group graduating and joining our efforts to keep...


Call for detailed proposals for $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund

High-growth councils have until 31 March to submit final proposals for a share of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Infrastructure Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Construction Minister Dr...


Record number of people in employment

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in employment, which has reached 2.5 million for the first time. The latest...