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The Government is taking action to ensure that the construction industry is ready and able to deliver greater quantities of warm, dry, affordable homes says Housing Minister Megan Woods.

The Government is investing $241 million in leading research projects that will help find new ways to address long-term issues like increasing our sources of renewable energy, growing knowledge-intensive industries, and tackling New Zealand’s social issues says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

The Government is taking action to ensure more low and middle income New Zealanders can buy their own home, with the announcement of an innovative new ownership scheme as part of the KiwiBuild reset and a reduction in the deposit requirement to 5%.

The Government is announcing new initiatives to help more New Zealanders into homeownership through its KiwiBuild reset, Housing Minister Megan Woods announced today.

The Government is charting the way towards a more renewable energy system with the launch of a national vision for hydrogen, Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods announced today.

The regeneration of Christchurch, and the transition to local leadership, continues with the Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration announcing the approval of the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor Regeneration Plan.

People with over-cap on-sold* properties in Canterbury can now apply for a Government payment so they can get on and repair their homes.

Low emission transport in New Zealand will receive its largest boost so far, Energy and Resources Minister Hon Megan Woods announced today.

More than 2000 families have a place to call home thanks to the extra 2178 public houses delivered by the Government this year – the biggest increase in the number of public houses in approximately 20 years.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods today announced the appointment of Ms Elena Trout and Mr Matanuku Mahuika to the board of New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation.

The Government has welcomed Fonterra’s commitment today to speed up its transition away from using coal.

Grants for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme which aims to make homes warmer and more energy efficient.

A future where New Zealand’s electricity generation is entirely renewable is within our reach, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

The Government has announced improvements to its R&D Tax Incentive to ensure financial support reaches more businesses investing in new ideas, Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods says.

Funding to connect our top researchers with budding innovators is the latest milestone in the Government’s plan to boost research and development, create more high value jobs and diversify our economy, says Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods.

Professor Aidan Byrne has been appointed Chair of the Science Board, alongside new Board members Dr Jessica Hutchings and Ms Elizabeth Hopkins.

Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns like mental wellbeing, asthma and heart disease have received crucial funding of $81 million, Research, Science and Innovation Minister, Megan Woods announced this morning.

The Government will invest $14.4 million into transformative new scientific research programmes including cutting-edge cancer treatment and vertical farming, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods announced today.

Gracefield Innovation Quarter is set to get an upgrade with the Government investing in redeveloping the Hutt Valley science commercialisation site, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods.

Professor Charles Eason has been congratulated by Minister for Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods on his appointment to the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

​​​​​​​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.

Minister of Health Dr David Clark and Minister of Greater Christchurch Regeneration Megan Woods have today celebrated the success of Mana Ake, which has helped more than 1500 young people in Canterbury and Kaikōura in its first year.

More New Zealanders than ever will be able to access online services safely and securely, with today’s launch of a new Digital Inclusion Blueprint, Minister Megan Woods has announced.