Thank you for your invitation to attend this celebration today. I want to start by acknowledging the backdrop of the Coronavirus outbreak on these New Year celebrations.


Almost 23 years ago, Justice Sir Thomas Thorp told us what was wrong with our firearms legislation.


The Government’s work to put trades and vocational education back on the agenda took another major step forward today with the passing of the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Hon Chris Hipkins