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Experienced sports medicine practitioner Dr Ruth Highet has been appointed to the board of Drug Free Sport New Zealand, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson announced today.

Renata Blair and Victoria Toon have been selected as Crown-appointed trustees to the Eden Park Trust Board, Minister for Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson announced today.

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

Getting your household prepared for a disaster could take just five minutes, Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says, and they could be the best five minutes you’ve ever spent.

Children and young people who need extra support are at the heart of a new draft Action Plan released today by Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin.

Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today confirmed $339.2 million of 10 year interest-free loans to Auckland Council to support major infrastructure projects in Redhills and Whenuapai in Auckland’s northwest.

New Zealand is extremely disappointed with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision overnight to reinstate RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency, as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says.

Housing NZ’s new social objectives to provide decent housing, be a fair and compassionate landlord and to help sustain tenancies will be enshrined in legislation, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

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Ninety-eight new Police constables will be deployed around the country with the graduation today of the largest single Police recruit wing in more than a decade.

Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the September 19 Pyongyang Declaration signed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un.

Community sector leadership has been recognised with the awarding of the latest round of grants from the Community Leadership Fund – Hapori Whakatipu.

The Welfare Expert Advisory Group will be undertaking a six week consultation on the future of the welfare system from September 27th.

A cull of introduced Himalayan tahr browsing conservation land in Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana/ the Southern Alps is needed to protect special alpine plants and their habitats, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said.

The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the interim report released today by the Tax Working Group (TWG), Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash said on Thursday.

It is my pleasure to be here at Te Papa today opening your annual conference.

A report by Housing NZ into its response to methamphetamine contamination shows the organisation accepts its approach was wrong and had far reaching consequences for hundreds of people, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said.

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Hon Kris Faafoi has asked the Prime Minister’s chief science advisor Professor Juliet Gerrard FRSNZ to work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to ensure Standards New Zealand’s standard-setting process is robust.

Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand.

No review of the Game Animal Council is planned, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said today.

New Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

The commercial tarakihi catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 percent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.

On the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Gallo