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Changes to the registry wedding ceremony process

Planning a registry-style ceremony for your big day?

If your ceremony is 1 July or later and you live outside of Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, we’ve made some changes to make things easier for you.

Productivity Commission board members appointed

Minister of Finance Grant Robertson today announced two new appointments to the board of the Productivity Commission.

Health Minister knew about vaccine availability - Reti

Health Minister David Clark has confirmed he knew at least a month ago that there were enough vaccines for all of the children in Northland following a deadly outbreak of Meningococcal W, Whangarei MP Dr Shane Reti says.

Family First renews calls for Oranga Tamariki watchdog

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a fully independent watchdog for Oranga Tamariki. Family First has been calling for such a watchdog since 2011, including 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, and earlier.

Restored support for gifted learners

"Restoring support and funding for gifted education is a priority for this Government.

Boosting mental health and addiction services

The Wellbeing Budget shows the Government’s commitment to doing things differently to break the cycle of offending and keep communities safe, with a $128.3 million boost in mental health and addiction services for offenders, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis said today.

Budget boost for students at risk - Tracey Martin

Education for students who are risk of disengaging from school receives a $9.8 million boost in Budget 2019, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced today.

Plan to expand protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins announced

The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals.

Auckland Mayor calls for radical reform to Building Act and Code

The Building Act and Building Code need radical and urgent reform to make them fit for purpose to tackle New Zealand’s housing crisis, says Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Proposed 17.5% flat tax would cause economic boom - NZTU

The ACT Party’s 17.5 percent flat tax policy would cause an economic boom and finally bring New Zealand into line with our international competitors' corporate tax rates, says the Taxpayers’ Union.