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Cell broadcast alerting on track for late 2017

Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the implementation of a new nationwide channel for sending alerts about emergencies to mobile phones is on track to be up and running...


NZ condemns North Korea’s missile launches

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned in the strongest terms today’s launch of multiple missiles by North Korea. “This decision is highly provocative and deeply detrimental to regional and...


Select committee reports back on RMA Bill

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the Local Government and Environment Committee’s report on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill. “This legislation improves New Zealand’s environmental management, helps increase...


Lifting NZ Super age the right thing to do

Progressively lifting the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67 is the responsible and fair thing to do for New Zealand, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says."Average...


NZ Superannuation age to lift to 67 in 2040

The Government will progressively lift the age of eligibility for NZ Superannuation from 65 to 67, starting in 20 years’ time, Prime Minister Bill English announced today.“New Zealanders are healthier...


Revving your knowhow to avoid buying a lemon

Knowing how to avoid common consumer pitfalls when buying a vehicle has been made simpler, with Consumer Protection’s new motor vehicle information programme launching today, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs...


Minister congratulates successful grant applicants

Minister for Ethnic Communities, Judith Collins congratulates the 62 groups receiving $520,000 from the new Ethnic Communities Development Fund.The contestable Fund is aimed at improving New Zealand’s social cohesion and...


McCully to visit the Gulf

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to the Gulf region this weekend for meetings in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.  “Our relationships with this important region are growing...


Trade issues to be advanced in Brussels and London

Trade Minister Todd McClay will travel to Brussels for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with the European Union (EU) this weekend and will then go on to London for a...


More funding for young people from small communities

A funding boost to the Small Communities Youth Grant Fund means more young people living in offshore communities will benefit from youth development opportunities, including leadership programmes, mentoring and...