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Minister congratulates Warehouse Group on achieving carbon neutral status

The Minister for Climate Change has congratulated The Warehouse Group on achieving carboNZero certification.

Motor Industry Association does not support the roll-up of ITO’s

On Wednesday the Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins released wide-ranging proposals for vocational education in New Zealand, announcing three proposals for public consultation. The proposed reforms will:

Land management programme launched to prepare Tairawhiti youth

Employment Minister Willie Jackson, along with Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage, today announced the launch of a new training programme targeting the Waiapu catchment, Ka Hao te Rangatahi.

PGF investment a game changer for mid-Canterbury - Jones

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing to step-up tourism, job opportunities and environmental sustainability in Methven, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

Jones gives soft loan to hot pools, Kiwis take bath - Goldsmith

A $7.5 million loan from Shane Jones to privately owned luxury hot pools in Methven leaves more serious questions hanging over the Provincial Growth Fund, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Little: Hearing victims/survivors of crime

A new survey is allowing victims/survivors of crime to be heard, in their own words, about how our broken criminal justice system can be fixed, says Justice Minister Andrew Little.

$7.5 Million Provincial Growth Fund a major boost for the District

Ashburton District Council is praising the Government's announcement today of a $7.5 million Provincial Growth Fund loan for a thermal pool and spa development in Methven as a tremendous win for the Ashburton District and wider Canterbury region.

Polytechnic reform chance to improve early childhood education training - NZEI

The Minister of Education’s bold proposal for reform in the polytechnic sector announced on Wednesday could have a positive impact on those early childhood teachers who access their training through polytechnics by reducing unnecessary competition and improving teaching, says NZEI Te Riu Roa Pr

ACT calls on Peters to drop legal action

ACT Party Leader David Seymour is calling on Winston Peters to drop his legal action over the alleged leaking of the details of his superannuation overpayments.

KiwiBuild starving private builders - Collins

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet housing project KiwiBuild is not only unlikely to reach any targets set, but those houses it does deliver will be at the expense of houses that were being built by the private sector, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.