News

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

New Zealand's darkest day remembered in 2017

1 Mar 2017 News
1 March 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says New Zealand’s darkest day during World War 1 will be remembered as part of WW100’s 2017 programme.  “This year attention... more

2017 Budget to be presented on 25 May

8 Feb 2017 Financial
7 Feb 2017 The Government's 2017 Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May, and will be centred on providing opportunities for all Kiwis to get ahead, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. "The 2017 Budget will... more

Ministry of Health to Decide on Cannabis-based Products

8 Feb 2017 Health
8 Feb 2017 Following his decision on 1 December last year to remove the requirement for Ministry of Health approval to prescribe Sativex for Multiple Sclerosis, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has today... more

Lady Alexandra Smith - UK New Zealander of the Year

6 Feb 2017 Press Releases
Lady Alexandra Smith has been named the UK New Zealander of the Year 2017 at the New Zealand Society’s Waitangi Day Charity Ball on the evening of 3 February 2017. The award recognizes the outstanding... more

Conservation efforts underway on Scott Statue

6 Feb 2017 Environment
9 Feb 2017 A hundred years on from its unveiling, conservation efforts are underway to repair and reinstate the white marble statue of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN onto its original stone base. Unveiled on... more

PM announces parties National can work with

1 Feb 2017 Politics
NZ Prime Minister Bill English has today outlined the parties National will consider working with following this year’s General Election. “Under MMP elections are always close so we will be taking... more

First Encounters 250 commemoration launched

1 Feb 2017 Arts
Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a national commemoration to mark the 250th anniversary of the first encounters between Maori and Europeans. In October 2019, First Encounters 250 will... more

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News

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... 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... more

Business

McCully to Viet Nam to further Vietnamese partnership

25 Apr 2017 Business News
23 April 2017 Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Ha Noi today to meet Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign... more

Positive step forward for pay equity

1 Mar 2017 Business News
28 Feb 2017 State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed an agreement with unions which will see the Government’s new pay... 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

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

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul ... 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

eGate expansion project nears completion

25 Apr 2017 Travel & Tourism
21 April 2017Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals,... more

New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

28 Mar 2017 Travel & Tourism
27 March 2017 Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fiji’s border security. New Zealand... more

Sport

World Masters Games 2017 commemorates Anzac Day

25 Apr 2017 Sport
25 April 2017An Anzac Day service at Queens Wharf and a star-studded New Zealand versus Australia exhibition basketball match will be... more

NZ Goverment welcomes World Masters Games

25 Apr 2017 Sport
21 April 2017Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have today welcomed the... 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

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

Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

1 Feb 2017 Appointments
30 January 2017 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South... 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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