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National commits to extending Waikato Expressway - Todd Muller

National’s plan to create jobs and boost the economy will include a new four-lane expressway between Cambridge and Piarere, National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced.

PGF funds tourism boost in Northland - Peters and Jones

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing more than $7.5 million in Northland ventures to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced.

NZEI Te Riu Roa welcomes extra funding to support schools and early learning services

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming the Government’s funding announcement to support schools and early learning services as they face lower attendance rates after the Covid-19 lockdown.

'Four new projects announced as part of the biggest national school rebuild programme'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced significant funding for Auckland’s Northcote College as part of the first wave of a new nationwide school redevelopment programme to upgrade schools over the next 10 years.

'If border opens soon, NZ can minimise the economic consequences of Covid-19'

The Covid Plan B group says New Zealand can minimise the economic consequences of Covid-19 if it opens its borders following the rest of the world.

Jobs crisis laid bare - Todd Muller

"The scale of our economic and jobs crisis is starting to become clear," National Leader Todd Muller said today.

PGF top-up for QE Health in Rotorua - Fletcher Tabuteau

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $1.5 million to ensure QE Health in Rotorua can proceed with its world class health service and save 75 existing jobs, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today.

Support to improve student attendance and wellbeing - Hipkins

The Government has opened an urgent response fund to support schools and early learning services to get children and young people back on track after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Fletcher Tabuteau celebrates Rotorua housing and jobs enabler

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and List MP based in Rotorua Fletcher Tabuteau said the first round of infrastructure projects announced by Ministers Grant Robertson and Shane Jones on Wednesday will progress state highway upgrades and storm water infrastructure to enable exponential housing dev

Fast-track consenting law 'boosts jobs and economic recovery'

The law to boost the economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by speeding up resource consenting on selected projects has passed its second and third readings in the House today.