Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says 2015 will see major school property developments as the Government invests around $650 million in maintaining, modernising and replacing buildings and infrastructure.
Lower than expected operating expenses and higher than forecast customs and excise duties contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit $121 million better than forecast for the five months to November, Finance Minister Bill English says.
Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the successful introduction of 100 fairy prion chicks to Mana Island and congratulated those involved with the community partnership project.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed latest child abuse statistics showing that the number of children abused in the year ended June 2014 fell by 2,306 or 12 percent on the previous year.
Overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability, and maintaining the momentum of economic and job growth as well as better managing New Zealand’s environment, Dr Nick Smith said today in his 20th annual speech to Nelson Rotary.
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows students and their families to easily compare the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers and help them make good study choices, both in tertiary education and at senior secondary school level.
Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including a meeting of Trade Ministers to discuss the WTO. He will then visit Brussels, Paris and Ankara.
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese Government’s most prestigious science prize for his work in grasslands seed development.