Main benefits to increase in line with wages

Main benefits are set to increase by 3.1 per cent on April 1. Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni says the increase is in line... Read More

BOP Skills Leadership Group seeks co-chair

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking Expressions of Interest for co-chairs to lead the Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership... Read More

Drone project to aid protection of Maui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Maui dolphin, New Zealand’s... Read More

National: Gang numbers of the rise in the BOP

There has been a spike in gang numbers in the Bay of Plenty, according to National MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and... Read More

Skilled migrant residency programme review needed

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is considering a revamp of New Zealand's largest residence programme. He says a review of the skilled migrant category... Read More

Laws to ban conversion therapy underway

Plans to ban conversion therapy are underway, according to the Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi. Faafoi says the practice will be banned by this time... Read More

Upgrades to holidays act on the way

Several new changes to the Holidays Act will come into effect in 2022. This comes as the Government has accepted all of the Holidays Act Taskforce’s... Read More

New creative service launched

      A newly launched creative service aims to support up to 1000 creative careers across three regions over, the next two years.   Minister... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

  The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end.   The long-running... Read More

Half-masting to commemorate 10 years since quake

The New Zealand flag will be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern... Read More

More wellbeing support for young people from Govt

Thanks to more than $10-million in new services from the Government, more young people will be able to access mental health and addiction support in... Read More

NZ to conclude Afghanistan deployment by May

After 20 years of having a presence in Afghanistan, New Zealand will conclude its deployment this year. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs... Read More

$55m invested into public interest journalism

Broadcasting and Media Minister Kris Faafoi has announced a $55m fund to support public interest journalism in New Zealand.  “Grassroots... Read More

Govt expands Flexi-wage subsidy scheme

The government has announced an expansion to the Flexi-wage scheme, with applications accepted from next week. The changes increase the average amount... Read More

Billion dollar milestone for regional economies

More than $176 million has been pumped into the Bay of Plenty from the Government to support economic development projects in the region. Economic and... Read More