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Tabuteau to advance NZ’s trade and political interests with European partners - Government

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Fletcher Tabuteau, is travelling to Germany, Poland, Austria, and Spain next week to bolster New Zealand’s political and trade relationships in Europe.

Govt to improve competitiveness in retail fuel market - Woods

Consumers will benefit from a more competitive, transparent retail fuel market as a result of changes the Government will be making in response to the findings of the Commerce Commission’s study of the fuel sector.

Statement from the Prime Minister on Kris Faafoi

"I’ve spoken to Minister Faafoi, who has apologised for his poor handling of this issue," Jacinda Ardern said.

Kris Faafoi statement regarding Jason Kerrison case

I have apologised to the Prime Minister and understand I have let her down in regards to my dealings with Jason Kerrison over an immigration matter concerning his family.

I know I need to be more upfront in the future about what I can and can’t do if I’m approached for help.

Tonga-New Zealand Joint Ministerial Forum - Government

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters met with Tongan Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa in Wellington today. The pair signed a Statement of Partnership setting out joint priorities for cooperation out to 2023.

Flood of support for Top of the South catchment - Government

Work to look after nature and restore freshwater quality in Te Hoiere/Pelorus River catchment is getting a significant boost, thanks to new Government funding support Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage announced in Canvastown today.

Shooting in Kurow - Government

The Minister of Police Stuart Nash says his sympathies are with the family of a man who died after being shot by Police in Kurow.

"Initial reports are that Police were called by a family member to help the man who was threatening to harm himself," Mr Nash says.

Mayor welcomes support for Te Hoiere/Pelorus - Marlborough District Council

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett today welcomed an announcement by Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie Sage at Te Hora marae in Canvastown which will see Te Hoiere/Pelorus River catchment benefit from a share of central Government funding and support.

Govt supports Southland farmers in sustainability - Government

Healthier waterways, better productivity and farmer wellbeing are front and centre in a new project involving more than 1000 Southland farmers and growers.

National needs to walk the walk on fuel tax - NZTU

The National Party cannot credibly critique the Government’s hikes to fuel tax while it refuses to commit to reversing these hikes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.