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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.

New Zealand’s most fertile and versatile land will be given new protection under proposals released today by Environment Minister David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. 

“The recently released papers by the Royal Society Te Apārangi note there are considerable benefits that gene editing can bring to our lives, particularly in health,” Environment Minister David Parker said.

The Government has today announced the next step in its plan to clean up our rivers and lakes by supporting community-led programmes, delivering on the Wellbeing Budget’s investment to clean up our waterways.

There will be an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel in 2019 but it is expected to see fewer successful applicants than in recent years, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has held talks with UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss in London to discuss a future trade deal between the UK and New Zealand. 

Ministers Andrew Little and David Parker have started three days of international talks in London, focused on cyber and online threats, and border and international security issues.

The Government is moving to cut the complexity involved with re-consenting existing marine farms by creating a consistent set of rules across the country. 

The Lord Chief Justice of the Kingdom of Tonga, Owen Paulsen, has been appointed an Associate Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.  

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Cheryl Gwyn has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.  

The Government has today launched a comprehensive overhaul of the Resource Management Act (RMA) to cut complexity and costs and better enable urban development, while also improving protection of the environment.

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has congratulated Samoa on their ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

Minister for Trade and Export Growth and Minister for the Environment David Parker heads to Spain and Ireland next week for a series of meetings focused on world trade, sustainability issues and the EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement.

Chief District Court Judge Jan‑Marie Doogue has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today.

The Government has today announced a sector-led approach to grow industry innovation and boost productivity, with an early focus on agritech. 

Changes to Government purchasing rules will help boost New Zealand’s construction sector and reduce carbon emissions from the public sector vehicle fleet.

Barbara Chapman has been appointed chair of the CEO Summit Committee for APEC 2021, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today.

Environment Minister David Parker has today announced Government funding to help iwi in Whanganui, Gisborne and Omapere improve the health of their local waterways. 

​​​​​​​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.

The Coalition Government also wants to make sure all New Zealanders can share in the opportunities provided by the digital age by both increasing the availability of technology, and programmes for people to acquire the skills required to use it. We also want to foster innovation and encourage smaller start-ups to expand, which will in turn help improve productivity, wages and drive export growth.

Dean Blair, Barrister of Tauranga, has been appointed as a District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant to be based in Hamilton, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has this evening wrapped up a series of meetings in Chile and Paris focused on defending and advancing New Zealand’s interests in open and rules-based trade in the Asia-Pacific and worldwide.

New Zealand will join Chile and Singapore in talks to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.

Auckland barrister Faumui Penelope (Lope) Ginnen has been appointed as a District Court Judge to be based in Manukau, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.