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Commissioner to be appointed to two Wellington-based polytechnics

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes.

Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

The Green Party tautoko the Government proactively releasing Cabinet papers to ensure and openness and accessibility, but will work to go even further.

Victoria University Press book explores the whirlwind 2017 election

A new Victoria University Press (VUP) book examining the 2017 New Zealand general election has been officially launched in Wellington by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Government to proactively release Cabinet papers

Cabinet papers will be proactively released, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins announced today.

The move is part of the Government’s wider plan to improve openness and reflects its commitment to the international Open Government Partnership.

NZ Initiative report highlights 'urgent need' for change in policy

A new report from Dr. Bryce Wilkinson and the New Zealand Initiative - Fit-for-Purpose - demonstrates how a bloated government is restraining growth and improvements in well-being, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.

Evidence of 'huge government waste'

"Government is achieving poor outcomes for New Zealanders relative to the resources it is using."

That is the key message in the report Fit for Purpose? Are Kiwis getting the government they pay for?, released today by The New Zealand Initiative.

Govt should heed report on low-quality spending - Adams

A new report that finds much state spending is poor quality is a timely reminder that Governments need to strive to do better and reduce the tax burden on New Zealanders, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.

Ngati Paoa Trust applauds landmark Supreme Court Decision

Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust applauds today’s Supreme Court decision which it expects will prove to be a landmark in the legal history of Aotearoa.

New Consul-General for Southwest China announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has appointed diplomat Stephen Wong as the new Consul-General in Chengdu, Southwest China.

Consul-General in Shanghai appointed

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of Andrew Robinson as the new Consul-General in Shanghai.