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A milestone has been reached with the graduation of more than 2,000 new Police officers since the Coalition Government took office in October 2017.

Government Ministers today celebrated 20 years of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/ Ko te Pataka kai o Tikapa Moana/ Te Moananui a Toi, and recognise there is much to celebrate and so much more to do to give nature a helping hand.

New legislation is being proposed which aims to reduce the stress and financial hardship caused by late payments to small businesses.

Tougher penalties for gun crime are a step closer with the passage of firearms reform legislation through another stage in Parliament.

A trial deployment of the Police Eagle helicopter in Christchurch will test whether the aircraft would make a significant difference to crime prevention and community safety.

The Minister of Police says an operation to smash a trans national drug smuggling ring today will make a significant impact on the methamphetamine trade fuelling harm in our communities.

The government has agreed to help crayfish exporters to minimise the impact of trade disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China.

More Police are being deployed to the frontline as a new wing of officers graduates from the Royal New Zealand Police College today.

The number of Police on the Auckland frontline is increasing with the graduation today of a special locally-trained wing of new constables.

Community safety and crime prevention in the East Coast community of Mahia has moved forward with the opening of a new Police station to serve the growing coastal settlement.

The Minister of Police has thanked around 33,000 firearms owners for helping make New Zealand a safer place by participating in the gun buyback.

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says the clock is ticking down for firearms owners who wish to stay on the right side of the law.

A new record has been set for Police numbers with the graduation of 60 new Police officers today.

A new research project will examine the effectiveness of drug checking programmes at music festivals to find out whether it helps keep people safe and reduces harm.

In response to a Court of Appeal decision today, Revenue Minister Stuart Nash says he intends to introduce legislation to clarify the law regarding donation tax credits.

Unfair business practices are being targeted in new legislation introduced to Parliament.

Sustained high growth in primary industry exports looks set to continue over the next two years with strong prices predicted for farmers, fishers, growers and rural communities.

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says his sympathies are with the family of a man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow.

Small businesses who deal with government departments are set to be paid faster and have improved cash flow as a result, under a new strategy released today.

Foreign-based parents who avoid their child support obligations in New Zealand are being targeted in a change that will make it easier for Inland Revenue to collect money owed.

Police Minister Stuart Nash has offered his sympathies to the family of the man shot by Police today in Tauranga.

The Coalition commitment to add 1800 new Police officers to frontline policing has been achieved with the graduation of 59 constables from the Royal New Zealand Police College today.

A proposed national plan of action to reduce the number of seabirds caught in fisheries is being circulated for public feedback.

Streamlined payment practices are a step closer for Kiwi businesses with the formal launch of New Zealand’s e-Invoicing framework.