Politics

Cycle safety improvements coming for Dunedin 

Work is set to start next month on a cycleway through central Dunedin that will improve safety for cyclists, pedestrians and all road users, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. “Fulton Hogan has been awarded an $8 million contract to build...... Read More

Temporary accommodation opens in Waiau

Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley have officially opened the Waiau temporary accommodation village for Hurunui residents whose homes were damaged in the Kaikoura Earthquake. “The Hurunui...... Read More

Labour make Queenstown housing pledge

Labour's promising to build 1000 homes in Queenstown if it's elected in September, in a bid to deal with the town's housing shortage. It comes after National's announced a $50 million housing infrastructure package earlier this month,...... Read More

$280k youth fund now open

The $280,000 Local Government Youth Partnership Fund is now open for applications. The announcement was made by Youth Minister Nikki Kaye earlier today. “This fund is about encouraging and supporting city, district and regional councils to partner...... Read More

Corrections teaming up with Horticulture

  News the Department of Corrections and Horticulture NZ will be partnering in the Bay of Plenty to help turn offenders’ lives around is being welcomed. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme in Hawke’s Bay that was...... Read More

Transforming respite care

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner is today releasing a strategy to transform the way people who care for a disabled family member are supported. Transforming Respite is designed to give disabled people and their family members greater choice,...... Read More

Wilding conifer work plan announced

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have announced the Government will control the spread of wilding conifers over an additional five priority areas this year in Canterbury, Otago and Southland. The five new...... Read More

Working together to help offenders

Corrections Minister Louise Upston says an initiative between Corrections and Horticulture New Zealand is proving beneficial to the department’s goal of turning offenders’ lives around. Following the successful first year of a pilot programme...... Read More

John Key lands Australia’s highest honour

Former New Zealand prime minister John Key is set to receive Australia's highest honour, reports 9 News. Mr Key will be appointed an Honorary Companion in the Order of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday, after the governor-general approved Malcolm...... Read More

Jobseekers initiative welcomed

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the expansion of the 'Red Shirts in Community' programme that will see around 1000 young jobseekers will gain work experience and earn NCEA credits. “It’s great to see...... Read More