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Drought recovery focuses on feed

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 02:21 PM
Hon Damien O’Connor Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities 16 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture ... Read more...

Ron Mark attends security meetings in Europe

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 02:06 PM
New Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week. Read more...

Sepuloni shows support for our Winter Games Paralympians

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 01:54 PM
Letters of support and a special video message from Minister for Disability Issues Hon Carmel Sepuloni are on their way to our Paralympians as they prepare to compete in South Korea. Read more...

Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 01:53 PM
The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says. Read more...

Peters delivers greater Chinese access to NZ assets

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 12:34 PM
The breath-taking voter deceit of Winston Peters has been laid bare over his apparent satisfaction that minor changes to Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses in the Comprehensive and Progress Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) were the key ... Read more...

Unity of effort a key to lifting Māori economic performance

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 12:07 PM
A strong partnership between central Government, Māori business and whānau, and their partners in the wider community, is essential to further boosting Māori economic performance, says Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta. Read more...

Temp Accommodation activated for West Coast flooding

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 11:57 AM
West Coast residents hit by flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi can now access help finding temporary accommodation with the Government activating the Temporary Accommodation Service, Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny ... Read more...

Newly launched book on Social Investment timely

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 11:45 AM
Newly launched book on Social Investment timely and thought provoking Speaking at the launch of Social Investment – A New Zealand Policy Experiment, the Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said that the book couldn’t have come ... Read more...

Government to review law on protection for whistle blowers

Published: Fri 16 Feb 2018 11:17 AM
Work has begun on a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today. Read more...

Education Amendment Bill passes first reading

Published: Thu 15 Feb 2018 06:51 PM
A Government Bill to strengthen our public education system passed its first reading in Parliament today, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. Read more...
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