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The Government’s plan to prohibit smoking in cars with children is a step closer with the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill due to be introduced to Parliament this week.
The Building Amendment Bill (the Bill), which passed its third and final reading in Parliament today, provides a new system for managing buildings after an emergency, and clear legislative powers for investigating building failures, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.
A new website is being launched today by Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa to provide New Zealanders with a source of clear and credible information about vaping as a way to stop smoking.
The Wellbeing Budget focuses on ways to give Māori and Pacific peoples more scope to lift their own wellbeing. When Māori and Pacific peoples set their own wellbeing goals and aspirations and when we as a Government use our ability to change the system and help Māori and Pacific peoples achieve those aspirations – equality can start to be a reality.
Budget 2019 delivers on many of the recommendations contained in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, He Ara Oranga. The Inquiry revealed that a new approach to mental health and addiction is needed in New Zealand which the Government is starting to deliver.
The Government’s Wellbeing Budget is investing in New Zealand’s long-term future by supporting the Office of Ethnic Communities in promoting social cohesion, inclusiveness and diversity, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa.
The Wellbeing Budget will support Māori and Pacific communities to develop their own community-led initiatives in the fight against rheumatic fever, said Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa at a pre-Budget announcement in South Auckland today.
Ministerial Diary April 2019
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The Government’s proposals on the biggest changes to New Zealand’s building laws since the Building Act was introduced in 2004, which aim to address long-standing challenges in the building sector, have been released for public consultation today by Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.
Government and construction industry leaders have today signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand’s construction sector.
The Government has announced a range of urgent measures to support ethnic communities affected by the 15 March terror attacks, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa.
New research showing a record low in smoking among New Zealand students and a decrease in the uptake of vaping was announced today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa in a speech to the Vaping Policy Forum at Parliament.
Ministerial Diary March 2019
The latest information on building consents for new dwellings continue to show there is strong, sustained activity in the building sector at levels not seen since the 1970s, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.
Ministerial Diary February 2019
The Government has today announced it will prohibit smoking in cars carrying children under 18 years of age, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.
New statistics continue to show building consents for new dwellings at record-breaking levels, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.
Ministerial Diary January 2019
Pacific students in health or disability-related courses are being encouraged to apply for the Ministry of Health’s Pacific Health Scholarships.
A guide to designing accessible public buildings was released by Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa and Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni today.
The New Zealand Registered Architects Board appointments, Chair and Deputy Chair have been announced by Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa today.
Ministerial Diary October 2017 - December 2018
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New appointments to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) board have been announced today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa.
Government agencies are being encouraged to take skills and training into account when contracting for large construction projects, rather than wait for it to become mandatory.