Applications for a new Government fund aimed at helping iwi to improve the quality of their local freshwater bodies are now open, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell announced today.
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says New Zealand and China Customs authorities are a step closer to establishing a system to enhance trade assurance and facilitation under the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement.
Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a second round of small grants funding, worth $85,000 to ensure support services are available for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or intersex) youth.
Internal Affairs Minister, Hon Peter Dunne, today launched a new book celebrating the value new New Zealanders add to our national identity. Launching the book, Choice Whiriwhiria: The New Zealand Citizenship Story, Mr Dunne said the book showcases the role of new New Zealanders in shaping the New Zealand of tomorrow.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says all new schools and early childhood centres opening this year are being offered special plaques to acknowledge the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Attempts by three Labour MPs, Jacinda Ardern, Christopher Hipkins and Grant Robertson, to stop changes to the National Library’s Service to Schools programme, which will see more students and more schools receiving an increased number of books from the National Library, would be comical if they were not so tragic, says Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne.
The 2014/15 Open Data Barometer Global Report shows that New Zealand continues to be one of the best countries in the world at allowing open access to government data, Finance Minister Bill English and Land Information Minister Louise Upston say.
Twelve more Special Housing Areas (SHAs) have been approved in Auckland, Tauranga City and the Western Bay of Plenty District, bringing the total to 100 since the Housing Accords legislation was passed 16 months ago, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.