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Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed the launch of the Office for Māori Crown Relations – Te Arawhiti at Parliament tonight.

The graduation of 61 new Corrections Officers today caps off a strong year for the Department, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said.

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The new Air New Zealand non-stop service between Auckland and Chicago will further strengthen tourism links between New Zealand and the United States, says Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis,

The Government is backing a high-adrenaline tourism project in Northland by investing $490,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund towards the final stage of the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

Improvements to the criteria for the Tourism Infrastructure Fund will allow more communities to share the benefits of tourism, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

The draft Aotearoa-New Zealand Government Tourism Strategy is an important step in ensuring that all New Zealanders benefit from productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today welcomes the launch of Tiaki – Care for New Zealand, an industry-led initiative that encourages kiwis and international visitors to act as guardians of New Zealand.

A further $770,000 is being invested in our regions for the upkeep of eleven Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

A new 15 kilometre extension to the Great Lake Trail will improve safety for cyclists and help promote Taupō as a cycling destination, says Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis.

The official 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism opening ceremony will be held at Te Papa in February 2019, announced Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today.

The Government plan announced today to improve freshwater quality acknowledges that water quality cannot be addressed without a concurrent and substantive discussion with Māori, Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Minister Kelvin Davis said.

Cabinet has approved a new International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy to be set at $35 per visitor, raising an estimated $80 million a year to go toward tourism infrastructure and conservation projects, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

Corrections’ detector dogs are the first in New Zealand to be trained in sniffing out synthetic cannabis and other new psychoactive substances, playing a crucial role in keeping prisons safe, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says.

Cabinet has approved the final scope of the Māori Crown portfolio and agreed to establish an agency to oversee Government’s work with Māori in a post-settlement era, announced Crown/ Māori Relations Minister Kelvin Davis today.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today announced the appointment of Colleen Neville and Kauahi Ngapora as members of the New Zealand Tourism Board (known as Tourism New Zealand).

The Government has allocated $19.6 million in funding for tourism infrastructure projects around the country, so local communities can feel the benefits of a healthy tourism sector, rather than the pressure it can create, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis has congratulated all winners and finalists honoured at the Tourism Industry Aotearoa New Zealand Tourism Awards ceremony, held last night in Christchurch.

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says Corrections’ partnerships with employers have helped place over 1500 offenders into work as part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring offenders safely transition back into their communities and don’t re-offend.

Following on from the Education Summit, a series of wānanga are being held from Kaitaia to Dunedin to help shape the future of Māori education, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

The Government is investing $30 million to expand two schools, providing their staff and students with permanent sites to teach and learn from, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

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.

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

A 530-kilometre continuous cycle trail network across the Otago region will spread tourism spending to more local communities and create an estimated 329 full-time jobs, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.