News

Christchurch Cathedral Working Group report released

29 May 2017 Canterbury Earthquake
26 May 2017 Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group Recommendation Report. “I firmly believe we need an agreed solution on the future... more

Greenhouse gas emissions decline

29 May 2017 Environment
26 May 2017 The latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows gross emissions have remained stable since 2003 and declined in 2015 as New Zealand is becoming more carbon efficient, says Climate Change Minister Paula... more

Prime Minister Bill English to visit Samoa for independence celebrations

29 May 2017 News
29 May 2017 Prime Minister Bill English will visit Samoa this week for the country’s 55th Independence Day celebrations.  “The visit will be an opportunity to reaffirm the special relationship... more

New Zealand Budget 2017

25 May 2017 Politics
25 May 2017 Speech:  Hon Steven Joyce - Minister of FinanceMr Speaker I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be now read a second time. It is an honour and a privilege to present my first... more

Speech to NZ Federation of Disability Information Centres

18 May 2017 News
Speech - New Zealand First Party Rt Hon Winston PetersNew Zealand First LeaderMember of Parliament for Northland18 MAY 2017 EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERYSpeech by New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon... more

DOC & Botanic Gardens unite to fight diseases

10 May 2017 Environment
10 May 2017 The Department of Conservation and Botanic Gardens in New Zealand are joining forces to protect endangered native plant species from diseases such as Myrtle Rust. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has... more

Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia

10 May 2017 Health
Nicky Wagner 10 MAY, 2017 Kapa haka and Te Reo may help prevent dementia Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming new research that suggests kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help older Maori avoid ... more

Historic move of New Zealand’s iconic documents

25 Apr 2017 News
24 AprilThree of New Zealand’s most precious constitutional documents were moved to a new location in a unique ceremonial procession in Wellington overnight.The 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu... more

PM announces changes to ministerial portfolios

25 Apr 2017 Arts
24 April 2017Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark... more

Climate action plan with China

28 Mar 2017 Environment
27 March 2017 Minister for Climate Change Issues Paula Bennett has announced details of a climate change action plan to be put in place with China. The action plan is included in a package of bilateral initiatives... more

McCully welcomes cooperation with China on Pacific fisheries and development

28 Mar 2017 Environment
27 Mar 2017 Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today signed two arrangements with China aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of fisheries and international development, particularly in the Pacific... more

Hercules deployment to Middle East confirmed

28 Mar 2017 News
28 March 2017 Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says Cabinet has approved a short-term deployment of a C-130 Hercules to the Middle East. Mr Brownlee says the aircraft is deploying in response to a request from the... more

China FTA upgrade talks to begin next month

28 Mar 2017 Politics
27 March 2017 New Zealand and China will begin talks on an upgrade of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries on April 25, Prime Minister Bill English announced today. The announcement followed... more

Customs makes record drug seizures

1 Mar 2017 News
28 Feb 2017 Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is today congratulating Customs on a record number of drug seizures in 2016. “Customs made 4165 seizures last year, including over 413 kilograms of methamphetamine... more

Victoria Square restoration underway

1 Mar 2017 Canterbury Earthquake
28 February 2017 The restoration of earthquake-damaged Victoria Square is now underway, Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says. The Canterbury earthquakes left the square... more

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News

New Zealand Budget 2017

25 May 2017 Politics
25 May 2017 Speech:  Hon Steven Joyce - Minister of FinanceMr Speaker I move that the Appropriation (2017/18 Estimates) Bill be... more

Christchurch Cathedral Working Group report released

29 May 2017 Canterbury Earthquake
26 May 2017 Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing the Cathedral Working Group... more

Business

Rocket launch a huge step for New Zealand’s space industry

25 May 2017 Business News
25 May 2017 Minister for Economic Development Simon Bridges has congratulated the team at Rocket Lab on the successful launch of... more

Increased investor confidence welcomed

29 May 2017 Business News
29 May 2017 Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today welcomed the Financial Markets Authority annual survey results... more

Living

Spirit of “Mateship” prominent at London ANZAC commemorations

25 Apr 2017 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
All photos copyright Peter Livingstone Photography. Lead image: HRH The Duke of York (far right), with the Hon Alexander Downer (far... more

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CLOSES IN 3rd POSITION THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES more

Property

New Zealand Housing Affordability Measure released

10 May 2017 Property
10 May 2017 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market... more

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more

Migration

Suspension of decision making authority

25 Apr 2017 Migration
24 April 2017Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is taking steps to improve Immigration New Zealand’s decision making... more

Recognised Seasonal Employers employ more Kiwis

8 Feb 2017 Migration
7 Feb 2017 Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal... more

Travel

International visitors projected to spend $15 billion

12 May 2017 Travel & Tourism
12 May 2017 New Zealand’s tourism sector is forecast to grow significantly over the next seven years, with international... more

Tourism spending continues rise in 2017

10 May 2017 Travel & Tourism
27 April 2017 Tourism spending by both international and domestic visitors continues to grow strongly in 2017, Acting Tourism Minister... more

Sport

Canada win has Black Ferns Sevens on track

29 May 2017 Rugby
LYNN MCCONNELL     29 MAY 2017     WORLD RUGBY New Zealand's Black Ferns beat home team Canada... more

Pressure on Lions from the outset

29 May 2017 Rugby
29 MAY 2017 Former British & Irish Lions and Ireland lock Paul O'Connell believes the 2017 tour kicking off in Whangarei on... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

Law Commissioner appointed

29 May 2017 Appointments
29 May 2017 Former Secretary for Justice Belinda Clark has been appointed as Law Commissioner, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced... more

Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

8 Feb 2017 Appointments
7 Feb 2017 Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of... more

Recruitment

New employment resource for young people

1 Mar 2017 Recruitment
28 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have... more

Record number of people in employment

1 Feb 2017 Recruitment
1 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in... more

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