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Boards of Inquiry for Auckland roading projects

Boards of Inquiry have been appointed to decide on two significant Auckland roading projects in a move which will get a decision by the end of the year, Environment Minister...


Secure unit for high-risk offenders opened

Corrections Minister Louise Upston today opened a new residential facility at Christchurch Men’s Prison that will accommodate high-risk sexual or violent offenders subject to Public Protection Orders.“The Matawhāiti Residence is...


New NZSL achievement standards and resources

Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the release of NCEA Level 3 achievement standards and assessment resources for New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).“These new achievement standards and assessment resources will...


New report shows benefits of investing in stock water systems

A new study released today on the use of reticulated stock water systems shows major environmental and economic gains for farmers, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.“This is the first...


Appointment of Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal Adjudicator

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean today announced a new appointment to the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal.“I am pleased to announce the Governor-General has appointed Brett Carter as a...


Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund opens tomorrow, Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.“There is $313,055 available for allocation in this round which opens...


Increasing confidence in assessments

An innovative tool designed to improve the consistency of teacher judgements about student progress is being made more widely available.Education Minister Hekia Parata, today launched a new site that...


More research into off-benefit outcomes

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has asked MSD to carry out further research into the outcomes for people who come off benefit, following the release of a report on the...


More students achieving NCEA Level 2

Education Minister Hekia Parata says provisional NCEA data shows that more students are achieving NCEA Level 2, the recognised minimum qualification for success.“The results show more young people are gaining...


Kaikoura earthquake grants deadline extended

Applications for funding from the primary industries Earthquake Relief Fund have been extended for an extra month, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced today.“A number of locals have told...