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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the new Labour Government’s top economic priorities before Christmas will be the extension of the Small Business Loan scheme and initiating the roll out of the Flexi-Wage job support programme in a speech delivered in Auckland today.

  • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Prime Minister

Tena koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui kia kotou. Thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. My special thanks to Business New Zealand and also to Beca as our hosts.

  • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Prime Minister

Ten New Zealanders last night received medals for meritorious service in the Public Service.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • State Services

Experienced Ministers will hold key economic recovery and ongoing COVID response portfolios in the new Cabinet line-up announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today.

  • Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern
  • Prime Minister

Minister of Justice Andrew Little has acknowledged the provisional results of the two referendums voted on in the 2020 General Election.

  • Hon Andrew Little
  • Justice

A Wanaka project will get $3 million to deliver improvements in freshwater quality and biodiversity, and provide jobs, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

  • Hon Damien O’Connor
  • Agriculture

The Government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border. 

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Government has welcomed the decision to approve a new water storage reservoir in Northland, the first of a number of infrastructure projects earmarked for a speedy consenting process that aims to accelerate New Zealand’s economic recovery from Covid-19.

  • Hon David Parker
  • Environment

Staying strong in the face of challenges and being true to our heritage and languages are key to preserving our cultural identity and wellbeing, is the focus of the 2020 Tokelau Language Week.

  • Hon Aupito William Sio
  • Pacific Peoples

The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark.

  • Rt Hon Winston Peters
  • Hon Ron Mark
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Defence
  • Foreign Affairs

Pacific regional trade and development agreement PACER Plus will enter into force in 60 days now that the required eight countries have ratified it.

  • Hon David Parker
  • Trade and Export Growth

The Government is changing its approach to teacher recruitment as COVID-19 travel restrictions continue, by boosting a range of initiatives to get more Kiwis into teaching.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Education

The Government has established a new category that will allow 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to enter New Zealand and continue their studies, in the latest set of border exceptions.

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Education

The Government has signed an agreement to purchase 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 750,000 people – from Pfizer and BioNTech, subject to the vaccine successfully completing all clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, say Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods and Health Minister Chris Hipkins.

  • Hon Dr Megan Woods
  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health
  • Research, Science and Innovation

We, the undersigned, support strong encryption, which plays a crucial role in protecting personal data, privacy, intellectual property, trade secrets and cyber security.

  • Hon Andrew Little
  • GCSB
  • Justice
  • NZSIS

The Ministry of Defence has today released a Defence Assessment examining Defence’s role across the spectrum of biological hazards and threats facing New Zealand.

  • Hon Ron Mark
  • Defence

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, wherever in the world you might be.

  • Hon David Parker
  • Trade and Export Growth

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today at Waihāua Marae between the Crown, local iwi and councils to protect, restore and enhance the mauri of Kaipara Moana in Northland.

  • Hon David Parker
  • Environment

Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Uruguayan Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Carlos María Uriarte have welcomed the launch of a three-year project that will underpin sustainable livestock production in Uruguay, Argentina, and Costa Rica.

  • Hon Damien O’Connor
  • Agriculture

Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding to create jobs and put money into the pockets of local tradespeople and businesses, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta have announced.

  • Hon Nanaia Mahuta
  • Hon Shane Jones
  • Māori Development
  • Regional Economic Development

Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced 9 teams and 14 individuals are the recipients of this year’s Minister of Health Volunteer Awards. 

  • Hon Chris Hipkins
  • Health

The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says a total of 264 groups and individuals have successfully applied for the Pacific Aotearoa Community COVID-19 Recovery Fund, that will support Pacific communities drive their own COVID-19 recovery strategies, initiatives, and actions.

  • Hon Aupito William Sio
  • Pacific Peoples

Up to 50 Māori apprentices in Wellington will receive paid training to build houses for their local communities, thanks to a $2.75 million investment from the Māori Trades and Training Fund, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson

  • Hon Willie Jackson
  • Employment

Rapidly growing sectors will benefit from a $990,000 Māori Trades and Training Fund investment which will see Wellington jobseekers supported into work, announced Employment Minister Willie Jackson today.

  • Hon Willie Jackson
  • Employment