Overseas-based Kiwis with student loans have collectively repaid more than $200 million in additional repayments towards their outstanding balances through the overseas-based borrowers initiative, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the failure of the Security Council to adopt a resolution seeking to establish an international tribunal to provide accountability for the downing of flight MH17 is deeply disappointing.
The total value of building and construction activity in New Zealand is forecast to top $200 billion over the next six years and peak at an all-time high of approximately $37 billion in 2016 according to the latest National Construction Pipeline Report released today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington today to discuss issues related to New Zealand’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council and the US/NZ relationship.
Greater use of exposure drafts of new laws, stronger expectations and reviews of crown regulators, and more transparent cost recovery practices, are among changes announced to improve New Zealand’s regulatory system by Regulatory Reform Minister Steven Joyce.
Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered over the next 18 months to help meet increasing rolls in Auckland.
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is seeking assurance following the arrest of a person who has been employed until recently as a psychiatrist at Waikato DHB and is suspected to have carried out identity fraud.