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Alfred Ngaro expresses condolences to Tongan families

Pacific Peoples Minister Alfred Ngaro is saddened by the tragedy that occurred on the road to Gisborne last night. “It is particularly tragic that this group from Vava'u, Tonga was...


Support package for quake-affected businesses extended

The Government has extended the employee support subsidy for quake-affected businesses inWellington and Hurunui District, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have announced.


NZ welcomes UN resolution on Middle East Peace Process

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 regarding the Middle East Peace Process. The resolution passed with 14 votes in favour and an...


Nikki Kaye confirmed for National in Auckland Central

Hon Nikki Kaye MP has been confirmed as National’s candidate for the Auckland Central electorate for the 2017 General Election. Ms Kaye first entered Parliament at the 2008 election, winning...


DOC Community Funds for Gisborne Projects

Yesterday I met with representatives of the four groups in Gisborne helping wage the War on Weeds and protect native species from introduced predators and invasive plants.   These are four...


Contract awarded for replacement of Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the NZ Transport Agency’s announcement that it has awarded the contract for the replacement of the Whirokino Trestle and Manawatu River Bridge to Fletcher...


WTO decision important for NZ beef and horticulture into Indonesia

Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the World Trade Organization's (WTO) decision upholding New Zealand's challenge to 18 agricultural non-tariff barriers imposed by Indonesia.


More NZ support for Syria relief efforts

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that New Zealand will provide an additional $1 million to help Syrian people affected by the civil war, including those in Aleppo.


Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy

The New Zealand economy continued to grow solidly in the September quarter, posting a higher than expected 1.1 per cent growth rate for the quarter and 3.5 per cent over...


Significant increase in renewables and second lowest carbon emissions from electricity on record

The latest New Zealand Energy Quarterly, released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today shows the highest renewable electricity generation in 20 years for a September quarter, Energy...