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The passing of the second reading of the Education (Teaching Council of Aotearoa) Amendment Bill brings us one step closer to restoring the voice of teachers to their own professional body,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today.

A new online resource will enable small businesses to create health and wellbeing policies quickly and easily, through the business.govt.nz website.

30 highly-accomplished Māori and Pasifika student teachers have been awarded prestigious Kupe Scholarships in a presentation ceremony hosted by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in Parliament today.

Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor today announced a package of technical law changes to support the Mycoplasma bovis eradication programme.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced two reappointments to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura).

Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa is pleased to announce appointments to the New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (the National Commission).

ACC will invest a further $1.7m over the next three years to support the expansion of Gandhi Nivas, an early intervention service that provides emergency accommodation and counselling for perpetrators of family violence, says Minister for ACC Iain Lees-Galloway.

The Bill to put in place the Government’s policy of banning overseas buyers of existing homes has passed its third and final reading in the House.  

Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa has today announced the opening of the 2018 funding round for the Ethnic Communities Development Fund (ECDF).

Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri is encouraging the next generation of vets to apply for career funding through a scheme designed to support and increase the number of graduate vets working with production animals in our regions.

Pacific Aotearoa, an online survey launched today by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples gives tech savvy Pacific a voice in the Ministry’s Pacific Vision project.

“The Government continues its strong commitment to improve pay for New Zealand women,” says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter after the release of the latest national gender pay gap figure by Stats NZ.

The Government will make $8.5 million available for immediate actions recommended by the Responsible Camping Working Group, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau has announced today the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest $772,000 for a Blue Mussel processing plant to be established in Marlborough.

The Government is proud to announce that hundreds of women working in education, who have fought for years to be paid fairly, are to get a pay rise of up to 30 percent in a historic settlement for pay equity.

Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed Parliament will extend tax relief for Canterbury businesses affected by issues relating to depreciation following the earthquakes.

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced new appointments to the Waikato and Counties Manukau District Health Boards.

Māori Development Hon Minister Mahuta announces today a Māori housing finance wānanga to tackle barriers to accessing finance to build housing on Māori land. 

Health Minister Dr David Clark is welcoming the introduction of the National Bowel Screening Programme in Nelson Marlborough DHB today. 

Forestry Minister Shane Jones and Minister for Climate Change James Shaw have today opened consultation on improvements to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS); New Zealand’s main tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today announced a new medal that recognises meritorious service in the Public Service.

Regional Economic Development Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau spoke at a meeting in Hamilton today hosted by the newly formed Waikato Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) about the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) and the opportunities it provides for the region.

A service is being piloted to reduce the trauma experienced by sexual violence survivors going through the criminal justice system, says Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni.

Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor says a majority of public submissions support the Government’s preferred approach of a single set of rules for organic production.