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RSE employers hiring more Kiwis

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal workers under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme are also employing more New...


Northland drought a medium scale adverse event

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has today officially classified the drought conditions in Northland as being a medium-scale adverse event. “This is recognition of the extreme dry conditions farmers...


IWI achievement information released today

More information on the improvements in Māori student achievement has been released today by Education Minister Hekia Parata.Based on information derived from the Ministry of Education’s Public Achievement Information (PAI)...


Northland action plan making strong progress

Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have praised the progress of the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan, one year on from its launch.The action...


Innovative fund opens to early learning

Education Minister Hekia Parata has extended a multi-million dollar fund for innovative teaching projects to staff in early education.“I’m pleased to announce that teachers and kaiako from early childhood education...


Rolleston College officially open

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today officially opened the new Rolleston College in Christchurch.Ms Parata says she was delighted to celebrate the milestone with the Rolleston community.“Today is a celebration...


School year begins for over 765,000 Kiwi kids

Education Minister Hekia Parata wishes children and young people well as they prepare to head to school from Monday.“A new school year presents new possibilities and challenges. I hope kids...


Proposal to relocate Marlborough Sounds salmon farms

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is seeking public comment on a proposal to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds to locations with better environmental and economic...


Employment Relations Authority appointment

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenni-Maree Trotman as a new Member of the Employment Relations Authority (the Authority).The Authority performs a...


On-farm earthquake recovery initiative launches

Farmers who need an extra hand on the farm as a result of November’s earthquake and aftershocks can call 0800 FARMING (327 646) and have their needs matched with skilled...