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NZ embracing renewable electricity future - Woods

A future where New Zealand’s electricity generation is entirely renewable is within our reach, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.

The Minister today welcomed the recommendations of the Interim Climate Change Committee’s (ICCC) report on Accelerated Electrification.

Govt risks capitulating to dairy over climate pollution - Greenpeace

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years.

Government making dangerous cars easier to buy - Bridges

The Government’s car tax will hike the price of some of New Zealand’s safest vehicles, while making some with the poorest safety ratings considerably cheaper, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says.

Youth Parliament 2019 event kicks off in the Capital - Henare

120 Youth MPs and 20 Youth Press Gallery members have gathered in Wellington to attend the two-day Youth Parliament event which gets underway today, says Hon Peeni Henare, Minister for Youth and Chairperson of the Youth Parliament Multi-Party Steering Committee (MPSC).

New digital service to make business easy

A new digital platform aims to make it easier for small businesses to access services from multiple government agencies, leaving them more time to focus on their own priorities.

New digital service to make business easy - Ardern, Nash

A new digital platform aims to make it easier for small businesses to access services from multiple government agencies, leaving them more time to focus on their own priorities.

Auditor-General to investigate KiwiBuild - Collins

The Auditor-General’s office has confirmed it will investigate concerns raised by National about taxpayer cash being used to underwrite KiwiBuild houses, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

Q+A: Climate Change Minister defends progress on climate change plan

Climate Change Minister James Shaw spoke to Q+A ahead of tomorrow’s release of a report by the Interim Climate Change Committee. It will have recommendations for the farming and electricity sectors.

Mr Shaw defended the Government’s progress on tackling climate change.

Q+A: Infrastructure Minister admits NZ's infrastructure planning is 'dismal'

Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones admitted on Q+A tonight that the state of New Zealand’s infrastructure planning is "dismal" and the government needs to get on with building "rather than writing more reports about it."

Prime Minister to visit Australia

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Melbourne this week (July 18-19) to take part in a range of business and political events, including a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.