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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 c

Government commitments

·         Better procurement practices and improved pipeline management

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. 

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.

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.

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.

New appointments to the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) board have been announced today by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa.

Dr Jodie Hunter has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa announced today.

Plans to regulate vaping and smokeless tobacco products in New Zealand are being announced today by Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa.

Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa welcomes a new report released today highlighting innovative ways of working with young Māori women to successfully quit smoking.

A new transitional housing development, which opened in Point England today, will provide much needed transitional housing for around 28 families each year, says Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa.

New Zealand’s campaign for Dr Colin Tukuitonga for the position of Regional Director of the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has ended unsuccessfully.

The Government has today showcased its plan to improve the construction industry’s ability to deliver skilled jobs, careers, and build more houses, says Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa.

Three new community housing developments officially opened in West and South Auckland today, which will provide desperately needed homes for up to 30 households.

Associate Education Minister Jenny Salesa has today launched a cultural competency tool for teachers working with Pacific learners at Otahuhu Primary School in South Auckland.

Cabinet has agreed to collect ethnicity data for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa.

Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa and Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio have announced five appointments to the Board of the Pacific Education Foundation (PEF).

Minister for Ethnic Communities and Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa is joining ethnic communities at a series of public meetings in Auckland to hear their views on education.

Pacific people want to be valued and see more of their culture and identity reflected in New Zealand’s education system, says Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa, who has just concluded a series of pan-Pacific Education fono across the country.

Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa encourages you to have your say on a refreshed strategy to prevent and minimise gambling harm.