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17 December, 2015

NZ calls for international action on fishing subsidies

New Zealand has led an international call for action to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies. Trade Minister Todd McClay, and a number of his colleagues from around the world, released a statement at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.

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7 October, 2015

TPP - NZ’s biggest trade deal

On 6 October 2015, negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement were successfully concluded. TPP is New Zealand’s biggest ever free trade deal and will deliver significant benefits for our country.

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14 April, 2015

Budget 2015

On 21 May, Finance Minister Bill English delivered the National-led Government’s seventh Budget.

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1 April, 2015


The National-led Government’s HomeStart programme took effect on 1 April this year, and will help tens of thousands more first home buyers and young families into a home of their own over the next five years.

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1 April, 2015

Helping families get ahead – 1 April changes

A number of important government policies came into effect on April 1 that will help New Zealand families and children and complement the work the National-led Government already has underway.

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26 February, 2015

Beehive Press Conference

Most weeks, following Cabinet, Prime Minister John Key holds a press conference for members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery. This page contains the transcripts from those press conferences, which are supplied by Hansard to the Office of the Prime Minister. It is important to note that the transcripts have not been edited nor verified for accuracy.

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10 February, 2015

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families.

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28 January, 2015

Social Housing

The National-led Government is committed to providing more social houses to New Zealanders in need.

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12 November, 2014

Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs)

Briefings to incoming Ministers as published on the websites of the responsible Government Ministries and agencies.

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28 February, 2014

Better Public Services

Delivering better public services continues to be one of the National-led Government’s four key priorities for this term. We understand that New Zealanders and their families expect the Government to spend their hard-earned taxes on the things that matter to them.

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