Minister urges patience over vaccine rollout

The Minister for COVID-19 Response says patience is required over the roll-out of New Zealand's first COVID-19 vaccines, but that the government... Read More

Public sector to be carbon neutral by 2025

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. The... Read More

Opposition to drug check law and climate emergency

The government will declare a national climate emergency today, but the National Party is opposed to the move. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called... Read More

Ministers at odds over eruption investigations

Ministers are at odds over the need for further investigation into the Whakaari/White Island rescue and recovery mission. A major WorkSafe inquiry... Read More

Law changes to drug checking to keep kiwis safer

The Government will pass limited legislation to enable drug checking services to carry out their work this summer without fear of prosecution. The legislation... Read More

NZ Blood Service welcome organ donation service

New Zealand Blood Service welcomes Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) to the Service in a move to support and further develop the work of ODNZ and New... Read More

New Year border exception for seasonal workers

From January next year, up to 2000 experienced seasonal workers from the Pacific will be able to travel to New Zealand to address labour shortages in... Read More

Mount man’s views on non-self-contained van ban

  It has been a week now since Stuart Nash detailed his aim of attracting ‘high net worth’ tourists to New Zealand. As part of his... Read More

New advice for DNA use in criminal investigations

The Law Commission is recommending changes to the law governing the way DNA is used in criminal investigations. The report, called The Use of DNA in... Read More

Prime Minister to attend APEC Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and associated events virtually today and tomorrow. “In... Read More

Govt investing $30 million into BOP schools

  More than $30 million is being invested for three new schools and expansions in the Bay of Plenty.   This is part of the Government’s... Read More

Community-led employment hub opens in Tauranga

New opportunities for the region’s youth and job seekers is now a reality with the official opening of Ara Rau – Pathways to Work. Ara Rau,... Read More

Additional testing to strengthen border

New testing measures are being put in place to increase the safety of border workers and further strengthen New Zealand’s barriers against COVID-19,... Read More

Jump in apprentice and trainee numbers

The number of New Zealanders taking up apprenticeships has increased nearly 50 per cent, and the number of female apprentices has more than doubled.... Read More

Nash to ban non self-contained tourist vans

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says he will ban hiring vans that are not self-contained to tourists, as he urges a focus on attracting high-spending visitors. The... Read More