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Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta will visit Niue and Tonga this week to engage kanohi ki te kanohi with counterparts, and progress work on Aotearoa New Zealand’s Pacific Resilience and climate action priorities.

Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today.

The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax incentives for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals.

The Government has marked another milestone in its push for better rural connectivity, welcoming the delivery of Rural Connectivity Group’s (RCG) 350th tower.

Biosecurity co-operation topped the agenda when Australia and New Zealand’s agriculture ministers met yesterday.

People could spend less time in hospital, thanks to a smart new remote device that lets patients be monitored at home, Health Minister Andrew Little says.

Improved student achievement is a step closer with today’s launch of Hei Raukura mō te Mokopuna (Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau) and The Literacy, Communication and Maths Strategy action plans.

Aotearoa New Zealand has committed to strengthen global prevention, preparedness and responses to future pandemics with seed funding for a new World Bank initiative.

A law change to ensure that forestry conversions by overseas investors benefit New Zealand has passed its final reading in Parliament.

International visitors are returning to New Zealand at higher numbers than previously expected, are staying longer and spending more.

The Ministry for Ethnic Communities has released its first strategy, setting out the actions it will take over the next few years to achieve better wellbeing outcomes for ethnic communities.

The Prime Minister has officially opened the Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre today saying it is a huge asset to the region and to the country.

The Associate Minister of Education, Aupito William Sio, has today announced the recipients of the Tulī Takes Flight scholarships which were a key part of last year’s Dawn Raids apology.

Associate Minister of Education Jan Tinetti today hailed the free period products in schools, Ikura | Manaakitia te whare tangata, a huge success, acknowledging the vital role of schools, students and whānau in growing the free period products initiative which now involves than 2,085 primary, intermediate, kura and secondary schools.

The Government’s work to transform the tourism sector, strengthen its workforce and ensure a regenerative tourism future for New Zealand will be boosted by the outcomes of the Tourism Industry Transformation Plan.

Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Google Cloud’s decision to make New Zealand a cloud region.

A package of changes to NCEA and University Entrance announced today recognise the impact COVID-19 has had on senior secondary students’ assessment towards NCEA in 2022.

The Government’s commitment to combatting firearms violence has reached another significant milestone today with the passage of the Firearms Prohibition Order Legislation Bill.

Minister for Veterans, Hon Meka Whaitiri sends her condolences to the last Battle for Crete veteran.

Legislation to repeal the ‘Three Strikes’ law has passed its third reading in Parliament.

Work is under way on preliminary steps to improve the Government’s support for survivors of abuse in care while a new, independent redress system is designed.

An agreement signed today between the New Zealand and United States governments will provide new opportunities for our space sector and closer collaboration with NASA.

An agreement signed today between New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will strengthen global emergency management capability.

New Zealand will remain at the Orange traffic light setting, while hospitalisations remain elevated and pressure on the health system continues through winter.