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A new Crown agency to transform housing and urban development throughout New Zealand has been established after the Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities Bill passed its final reading in Parliament this afternoon.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of five new members to the NZ Transport Agency Board.

The Government and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have begun talks on a unified air services agreement, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced.

Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford has welcomed Amazon Studios announcing that New Zealand will be the production location for its new series based on the Lord of the Rings.

Aucklanders are another step closer to getting rapid transit to the airport, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced today.

The Tourism Attraction Programme is a new cross-agency government initiative that aims to boost private investment into New Zealand’s tourism attractions, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

Minister Phil Twyford will visit Timor-Leste this week to attend the 20th anniversary of the country’s independence referendum, on behalf of Foreign Minister Winston Peters.

The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding for construction of the Hamilton to Auckland start up rail service, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today.

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The two preferred delivery partners for Auckland light rail have been chosen and a final decision on who will build this transformational infrastructure will be made early next year, Minister of Transport Phil Twyford announced.

A new approach to urban planning designed to allow our cities to make room for growth has today been released by Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and Environment Minister David Parker.

A second cohort of high-performing New Zealand tertiary students and recent graduates are set to wing their way to California to participate in the NASA International Internship Programme.             

A new report has found interactive media is a $143 million industry and is one of the fastest growing parts of New Zealand’s digital economy.

New Zealand’s first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today.

Eighteen automatic safety gates have been installed in Auckland since the start of 2018 to keep commuters and pedestrians safe, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety Week.

A further 2,430kms of New Zealand’s most dangerous state highways and local roads will be made safer as part of the Government’s $1.4 billion programme, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today.

The paper released today Taking Flight: an aviation system for the automated age, sets out the Government’s vision for how drones can be better integrated into the current transport system to develop a thriving, innovative and safe sector.

Investment in rail infrastructure in the Wellbeing Budget will make trains more reliable and cut down on maintenance time and costs, rail ministers announced today.

Minister for Land Information, Eugenie Sage announced Budget 2019 funding for a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) which will help save lives and drive innovation, alongside Minister for Transport, Phil Twyford.

Sixteen families will have a much-needed new, warm and dry home in Henderson after the opening of new state houses today, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said.

  • Housing and Urban Development

The building of state houses has ramped up nine fold in the past three years and Housing NZ is now building 2,700 new homes, with 900 homes in the regions, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said today.

  • Housing and Urban Development

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of Sir Brian Roche as the Chair of the NZ Transport Agency.

Fifty more of Auckland’s most vulnerable long-term homeless people will have a warm, dry and safe place to stay after the opening of the refurbished James Liston Hostel in central Auckland today, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says.

  • Housing and Urban Development

​​​​​​​The Wellbeing Budget provides opportunities to grow and modernise New Zealand’s economy while ensuring a just transition to a low emissions future. We need to preserve and enhance our environment, as part of the foundation for our long-term wellbeing.