Changes to regulations on the definition of what is and is not a genetically modified organism (GMO) are needed to maintain the workability of the law on GMOs administered by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said today.
The latest figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showing the number of building consents across the country reaching at an eight-year high have been welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says the data confirms that good progress being made in increasing housing supply.
Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne is welcoming the launch today of an ‘airline-style’ patient safety card and video. The resources are available to all New Zealand hospitals. Mr Dunne says the airline industry leads the way on safety and the resources echo the industry’s simple way of ensuring people know how to stay safe.
Commerce Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a discussion document which seeks feedback on whether New Zealand should join an international treaty aimed at making more published material available for people with print disabilities.
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced Ross Butler as the establishment chair for a new Crown company that will take over development functions from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.
New Zealand has taken a significant step towards expanding trade and economic links with the European Union, with a commitment to progress Free Trade negotiations announced today, Prime Minister John Key says.
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Immigration and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse have today met with Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in Sydney to continue discussions around the deportation of New Zealanders.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Economic Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell have today announced up to $3 million to finalise geotechnical investigations and design options for a new harbour entrance in Ōpōtiki.
The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to approve the release of a genetically modified organism (GMO), Pexa-Vec, for a clinical trial for the treatment of a type of liver cancer has been welcomed today by Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith.
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today launched the Bay of Plenty Regional Economic Action Plan, a set of key initiatives designed to lift employment, incomes and investment across the region.
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce today announced a new scholarship for European Union (EU) students that will allow them to study for a semester at a New Zealand university.
The release of the annual TIN report on the performance of New Zealand’s top hi-tech companies shows further rapid growth in revenues, exports, staff numbers, and research and development activity, says Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today confirmed the reappointments of the four current ministerial appointees to the newly reconstituted University of Otago council. The appointments are effective from 1 January 2016, the date of the University council’s new constitution.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the announcement that the Bank of New Zealand is to increase its support for the Community Finance initiative, which provides interest free and low interest loans to New Zealanders on low incomes.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government will be investing an additional $2.76 million into initiatives to boost the international education industry in regional New Zealand, and help develop new international markets.