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New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford on news of her pregnancy.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have today announced that they are expecting their first child in June.

Drought stricken farmers in the Lower North Island and South Island’s West Coast will have access to Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs) Acting Social Development Minister Peeni Henare has announced.

Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi has released a report into how New Zealand responds to natural disasters and emergencies and will meet key groups to discuss its recommendations.

A testing and tracing regime for Mycoplasma bovis will provide a clearer indication of its spread and potential actions for eradication by the end of February, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor.

The name change for Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children officially takes effect today.

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed tax relief measures will be extended to farmers in drought areas.

Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor travels to Europe today to speak at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture, held during International Green Week in Berlin.

Statement on the death of Wairarapa Area Commander, Inspector Donna Howard

I am saddened by her passing at such a young age.

More electric vehicles will be hitting New Zealand’s highways, bus lanes and streets with funding announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods today.

A 150-year-old pub is among three heritage buildings to receive funding to help with earthquake strengthening, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters is leaving for Canada tonight for an international meeting on North Korea.

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor has extended the medium-scale adverse event classification to the drought-hit Grey and Buller districts of the South Island’s West Coast.

NIWA’s annual climate summary for 2017 sends a clear message that New Zealand is right to be addressing the impacts and risks of climate change says the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw.

New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has expressed his condolences with the passing of Jim Anderton.

New Zealand has lost a man of integrity, compassion and dedication to public service with the passing of the Hon Jim Anderton, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Mr Anderton was a former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister and long serving member of Parliament for the Wigram and Sydenham electorates.

The provisional number of lives lost on New Zealand roads in 2017 is 380, the highest since 2009 says Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter.

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has welcomed the Pacific recipients named in the New Year’s Honours.

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List. 

Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio has expressed his sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of Tony Johns who has passed away. 

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the latest United Nations Security Council resolution against North Korea.

Minister for Agriculture and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor today announced the fast-growing drought in parts of the lower North Island would be classified as a medium-scale adverse event.

The Minister of Fisheries, Hon Stuart Nash, has announced the management measures that will apply to the Southern Squid Trawl Fishery (SQU6T) to manage the incidental capture of New Zealand Sea Lions.

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has appointed Aucklander Wendy Palmer to the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) Board.