Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed today’s release of building consent figures for January 2015 from Statistics New Zealand, which show the number of consents issued for the first month of the year at a seven-year high.
New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting. New Zealand’s delegation was led by Minister of Trade and Minister for Climate Change Issues, Hon Tim Groser.
The Government is backing the recommendations of the NZ Data Futures Forum to make better use of public data and uphold privacy standards, Finance Minister Bill English and Statistics Minister Craig Foss say.
Sunday 1 March 2015 marks both Children’s Day and the beginning of Fostercare Awareness Week 2015. Social Development Minister Anne Tolley encourages parents of all kinds to spend time with their kids this Sunday.
Bodies corporate will no longer be required to register for GST following the introduction today of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015–16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill, Revenue Minister Todd McClay says.
Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the launch of the Waikato River Restoration Strategy, saying the new collaborative initiative will have an important role to play in ensuring the long-term health of the country’s longest river.
Around 7,500 new houses are expected to be built in the Auckland suburb of Tāmaki over the next decade as part of the Government’s programme of increasing and speeding up new housing developments, Finance Minister Bill English says.
The Government has appointed 12 New Zealanders as members of the Flag Consideration Panel which will engage with the public about a possible new New Zealand flag, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English says.
New Zealand’s most toxic contaminated site located near Reefton in two old mines are to be cleaned up in a joint funding agreement between the Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation totalling $3 million, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today in Reefton.