The Government has concluded an agreement with Workotel to provide accommodation for an additional 50 rebuild workers at the former Riccarton Holiday Park, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
The Crown signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Rotorua iwi Ngāti Rangiteaorere at Parliament today, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson announced.
Finance Minister Bill English leaves for Europe and the United Kingdom next week, where he will meet government officials and business leaders, including senior staff at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced changes to regulatory controls of some of New Zealand’s most valuable fisheries, including a decision to extend consultation on the Otago/Southland Paua fisheries review.
The Government and SkyCity Entertainment Group have extended the timeframe for negotiation of the final agreement to design, build and operate the $402 million New Zealand International Convention Centre.
The Immigration Amendment Bill passed its third reading today, meaning New Zealand will now have the legislation needed to effectively manage a mass arrival of asylum seekers, says Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse.
Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia announced $4.5 million for Pasifika Health Provider Development at the Pacific Providers Fono in Porirua today. This budget is aimed at strengthening providers delivering primary care services to their local populations.
Defence Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of the Defence Force’s Court of Inquiry into two incidents in August 2012 where five soldiers lost their lives in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan.
More than 470,000 fewer phone books will be delivered in Auckland this year, after the Government agreed to the trial of a new opt-in system for the White Pages directory, Communications and Information Technology and Environment Minister Amy Adams says.
Corrections Minister Anne Tolley has turned the sod on new construction yards at Rolleston Working Prison, where prisoners will refurbish around thirty Housing New Zealand houses each year for the next five years.
Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says comments from Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker that Christchurch City Council has been consenting more than 80 per cent of its consents on time are not correct.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the time has come for the Government to take urgent action to address the Christchurch City Council’s repeated inability to meet statutory timeframes for processing building consents.
Farmers affected by this year’s devastating drought are being offered more help, with workshops about how to recognise and cope with mental health problems, Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.