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'More attractive first-home schemes will deliver quick wins'

"Good on the Government for wanting to get more renters into their first homes. Amending the existing schemes already available for Kiwi first-home buyers will undoubtedly deliver some quick and easy wins."

New programme launched to boost investment in tourism

New programme launched to boost investment in tourism

Law that breaches children's human rights can and should be changed - Amnesty International

The Minister for Children, Hon. Tracey Martin says there’s no immediate plan to change legislation that’s breaching New Zealand’s human rights standards under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Government scraps KiwiBuild in all but name - Judith Collins

The long-awaited KiwiBuild reset has proven to be a damp squib, with all the elements that made the policy unique now consigned to the rubbish bin, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

PGF invests over $2 million in the West Coast and Canterbury

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest in an initiative to get young people into jobs, as well as looking at whether the West Coast ports should be put under the same governance structure, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today in t

Latest OIA statistics released - SSC

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes today released the Official Information Statistics for the six months to June 2019.

Mayor confident St John service will serve Waimate well

At a recent meeting between Waimate District Mayor Craig Rowley and St John officials to discuss the level of service for the Waimate District, St John has given reassurance that an ambulance will remain in Waimate.

Construction activity expected to hit $43.5 Billion - Minister

The 2019 National Construction Pipeline Report, released today, forecasts that construction activity across the country will continue to remain strong for at least the next five year.

New primary school planned for Drury

The rapidly growing residential area of Drury in south Auckland is set to gain a new primary school by 2022, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today.

Hutt Social Housing waitlist hits new record, says MP

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop has released new figures showing the social housing waitlist in the Hutt Valley has hit a new high.