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Minister to travel to Malaysia for refugee selection mission

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will today travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of an Immigration NZ (INZ) selection mission to interview refugee cases who have been submitted for resettlement...


Minimum wage to increase to $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse announced today.The starting-out and training hourly minimum...


2016 road toll disappointing

The provisional road toll for 2016 is 326, Associate Transport Minister David Bennett says. “The road toll is not just a number — every figure represents a life needlessly...


Stay safe on the roads these holidays

Associate Transport Minister David Bennett is encouraging road users to do the right thing and travel safely over the summer holidays."This is a special time of the year to celebrate...


Minister thanks all involved in kids’ education

Education Minister Hekia Parata has thanked parents, teachers, principals, boards and support staff for their hard work, passion and commitment to ensuring that our students get a world-class education....


Biosecurity improvements at Auckland Airport welcomed

New improvements to biosecurity processing at Auckland Airport have been welcomed by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today.“We are expecting the busiest summer ever for visitor arrivals so the Ministry...


One week left for fisheries submissions

The public has one week left to make a submission on new proposals to modernise and future-proof New Zealand’s fisheries management system, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.“The Future of...


Appointment to the Board of Te Kura

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced an appointment to the Board of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura). Te Kura is a distance education provider offering personalised...


Appointments to the Education Council

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced two new appointments and four reappointments to the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in July 2015, the Education Council is the...


Kaikoura crayfish fishery reopening

The temporary emergency closure of the rock lobster (crayfish) fishery along the east coast of the South Island will be officially lifted at 5pm on Tuesday 20 December next week,...