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Govt risking another bureaucracy blowout

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 01:24 PM
The Government’s must ensure that its decision to remove the cap on public service numbers will not see bureaucracy spiral out of control as it did under the last Labour Government, National’s State Services spokesperson Nick Smith says. Read more...

Govt arrogantly dismissing experts and academics

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 01:17 PM
The Ardern-Peters Government continues to arrogantly show it doesn’t want its ideas challenged and that it’s willing to insult those who disagree with its ministers, National’s Deputy Leader Paula Bennett says. Read more...

NZ & US to collaborate on geothermal tech

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 01:07 PM
Minister of Research, Science and Innovation MEDIA STATEMENT 22 June 2018 NZ & US to collaborate on geothermal tech Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods today welcomed a new partnership between the Ministry of Business, Innovation ... Read more...

$215,000 PGF funding for Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 12:32 PM
Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is pleased to announce $215,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund for the Hastings District Council to develop a feasibility and business case for a new Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub. Read more...

Pay equity settlement for support workers

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 12:03 PM
Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased to announce an estimated 5,000 mental health and addiction support workers will soon receive the same pay rates as care and support workers. Read more...

All Dunedin residents can now access UFB

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 11:06 AM
All Dunedin residents and businesses are able to connect to ultra-fast broadband (UFB) now the project to build the network’s infrastructure is complete, 19 months ahead of schedule. Read more...

New initiatives to support M.bovis response

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 10:54 AM
Minister for Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has unveiled a set of initiatives to support the Mycoplasma bovis response and improve farm biosecurity practices based on feedback from farmers and rural communities. Read more...

$1.7 million investment for Hawke’s Bay rangatahi

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 10:43 AM
Employment Minister Willie Jackson announced $1.7 million over two years for four He Poutama Rangatahi initiatives in the Hawke’s Bay today. Read more...

Free workshops to boost Māori business

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 10:13 AM
Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta says free business workshops launched today are an exciting new tool to boost the Māori economy and accelerate whānau prosperity. Read more...

Government to reduce reliance on consultants

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2018 10:08 AM
The Government will reduce the reliance on expensive consultants and contractors, saving taxpayers many millions of dollars a year, State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said today. Read more...
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