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Pacific calls for inclusive improved global management of the high seas

UN treaty negotiations on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have emphasised the need to be inclusive, and to ensure the proposed new instrument is empowered to improve overall governance of the high seas.

Investment to meet demand for heavy machinery operators - Jones

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will invest up to $4.3 million to help establish a state-of-the-art heavy machinery operator training centre in Northland to address skills shortages and grow jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced today.

SeaPath walking and cycling path prepares for construction - Genter

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says the SeaPath walking and cycling project on Auckland’s North Shore has reached a significant milestone towards construction.

Public Inquiry into EQC seeking people's views

Public Inquiry into EQC seeking views The Chair of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission, Dame Silvia Cartwright, is encouraging people to have their say as she considers what changes may be needed to EQC’s handling of future natural disasters.

Government invests in additional classrooms for 300 students - Hipkins

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins has announced $9 million to build more classrooms at six schools around the country with increasing student rolls.

Feminists support petition against teaching gender ideology in schools

Speak Up For Women NZ congratulates National Party MP Jo Hayes for accepting a petition, signed by more than 40,000 New Zealanders, calling for the Ministry of Education to remove learning intentions for teaching gender diversity in the Sexuality Education Guide.

John Battersby: Overseas counter-terrorism mistakes NZ is repeating

Overseas experience warns that a number of repeated and common errors occur in the aftermath of an event like Christchurch. The first is to believe that no one person can carry out a terrorist attack as devastating as the 15 March - alone.

Calls for new policy on first oil exploration ban anniversary

On the first anniversary of New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed ban on new oil and gas permits, Greenpeace has called for sweeping new climate policy.

National responsible for health crisis - DSC

The National Party is responsible for the greatest health crisis the country has ever faced.

The Sunday programme on TV One highlighted a crisis in maternal health care that providers of mental health services clearly identified as caused by a major lack of funding.

Jones clearly intervened in trucking case - Goldsmith

Despite his bluster in the House, there is no doubt Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones intervened in an NZ Transport Agency case against Semenoff Logging, National’s Economic and Regional Development spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.