Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Auckland UniServices and the Indonesian Geothermal Association in Jakarta to develop specialised geothermal training courses held in New Zealand and Indonesia.
Commerce Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the Commerce Select Committee report on a Bill that will crack-down on unscrupulous lenders who leave borrowers and their families in a spiral of uncontrolled debt.
Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee says EQC is exploring making a financial contribution to Christchurch City Council-led area-wide flood mitigation as part of its role settling residential land damage claims.
Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that New Zealand will provide $2.5 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to help farmers in the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
New Zealand and Australia will work together on proposals to develop a new international agreement for improving conservation and management of the marine environment beyond countries’ national jurisdiction, New Zealand Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced today in Kaikoura.
Five new marine reserves on the West Coast at Kahurangi, Punakaiki, Okarito, Tauparikaka and Hautai have passed their final hurdle with concurrence being granted by the Minister for Primary Industries, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.
Government Ministers attending today’s launch of the $100 million NEXT Foundation have welcomed its establishment and its commitment to New Zealand’s environmental and education projects at the Foundation’s launch in Auckland today.
Health Minister Tony Ryall today announced the Registration of Interest process has opened for ‘Healthy Families NZ’ - the first step in the rollout of the government’s new healthy eating and anti-obesity initiative.
Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins says a partnership agreement signed by the Office of Ethnic Affairs (OEA) today will build more connections between new migrants and established businesses in New Zealand.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomed the first reading of the Education Amendment Bill in Parliament today, which will make a number of legislative changes aimed at strengthening the education profession.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the first four organisations to receive direct Government funding through the Industry Training Fund direct funding pilot.
Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss and Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga welcomed the launch of the 2014 Talanoa campaign. Talanoa encourages Pacific communities to ask for help and seek redress when they have problems with loans.
The Government agrees with the Medallic Recognition Joint Working Group’s report that military personnel who served in South-East Asia have been appropriately recognised and additional medallic recognition is not justified.