The latest update of the Government’s Better Public Services initiative shows significant gains continue to be made, though challenges remain in achieving these ambitious goals, Finance Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman say.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is today promoting the message “Don’t assume you’re immune to meningococcal”, particularly to students at university hostels and boarding schools as they start the academic year.
Police Minister Anne Tolley says illegal street racing offences have reduced by 49.6 per cent in the last four years, contributing to safer roads, fewer deaths and injuries, and less anti-social behaviour in communities.
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced that all aged residential care providers have signed up to training for a new national clinical assessment tool, six months earlier than the deadline.
Families in the Bay of Plenty, Capital and Coast, Hawkes Bay, Hutt Valley, Lakes, Northland, Tairawhiti and Waikato district health board areas with children at risk of rheumatic fever will be fast-tracked to the top of the waiting list for state housing from 1 March, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson today announced no safety problems have been found in a random audit of building consents issued by Christchurch City Council.
The first comprehensive analysis of the performance and condition of New Zealand’s infrastructure networks confirms they are performing well, but there are challenges ahead, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson say the release of further census information about Christchurch will provide much needed information for the rebuild.
Revenue Minister Todd McClay has introduced changes to the Taxation (Annual Rates, Foreign Superannuation, and Remedial Matters) Bill to provide greater choice to individuals who decide to transfer their foreign superannuation before 1 April 2014.
Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has announced that from today, the Ministry of Youth Development will be accepting applications from city and district councils to the Youth Development Partnership Fund.