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Progress on major transpacific cable welcomed

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 03:05 PM
Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran says the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-year, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity. Read more...

Bill English congratulates PM

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 12:05 PM
National Party Leader Bill English has extended his warm congratulations to Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford on their baby news. Read more...

Hāpai Te Hauora congratulates PM and Clarke Gayford

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 11:47 AM
Mōkori anō a mihi ka rere ki a Jacinda Ardern katahi anō ka whakamōhio mai kua hapū ia. Ka tika rā te kōrero he taonga te tamaiti, nō reira, ka rere ngā whakaaro ki a koe Jacinda, otirā ki tō whānau. Read more...

Greens congratulate the Prime Minister and Clark Gayford

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 11:12 AM
The Green Party wishes to extend its warmest congratulations to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford on the news that they are expecting a child. “This is wonderful news. On behalf of the Green Party, I’d like to congratulate ... Read more...

Prime Minister and Clarke Gayford expecting first child

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 10:57 AM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have today announced that they are expecting their first child in June. “We’re both really happy. We wanted a family but weren’t sure it would happen for us, which has made this ... Read more...

Time to turnaround NZ’s rubbish record on waste

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 10:13 AM
New Zealand’s position as 10th worst nation for creating urban waste per capita is shameful, says Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage, who will review how the Waste Minimisation Act is being implemented. Recent news reports have highlighted ... Read more...

Further support for struggling farmers

Published: Fri 19 Jan 2018 10:07 AM
Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced. The drought across Taranaki, western parts of Manawatu-Whanganui ... Read more...

Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 01:13 PM
Report on response to natural disasters and emergencies released Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies and will meet key groups to discuss its recommendations. The Ministerial ... Read more...

Government has worsened a rental market nightmare

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 12:00 PM
18 JANUARY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE When the Government increased student living costs and allowances, it was inevitable that rental costs would be driven up says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. A series of stories this week have highlighted ... Read more...

Testing for Mycoplasma bovis spread

Published: Thu 18 Jan 2018 11:47 AM
A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. In a meeting yesterday, Ministry ... Read more...
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