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New Sylvester Primary School to open in 2019

Education Minister Hekia Parata has officially established a new primary school in the fast-growing north Hamilton suburb of Sylvester.The school, located at the corner of Borman Road and Hare Puke...


Appointments to WorkSafe Board

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse today announced two new appointments to the WorkSafe New Zealand Board.Stephen Reindler and Nikki Davies-Colley will join the board from 16 December for...


Fast-tracking of Wakatipu High School expansion to be considered

The expansion of Wakatipu High School in Queenstown to accommodate a roll of up to 1800 will be considered under next year’s Budget, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.“A relocated...


$17.5m to redevelop three Wellington schools

Around $17.5 million will be invested to redevelop three more Wellington schools, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.The schools are: Northland School - $8 million redevelopment Churton Park School -...


Ministers welcome new Māui initiatives

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed initiatives by the seafood industry to further protect Māui dolphins.“There are already extensive fishing protections over a large...


Faster GST refunds from February 2017

A change made to tax rules will provide businesses with faster access to GST refunds from February next year, says Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse.The Tax Administration (Direct Credit of GST...


$14.7m redevelopment for Grey Lynn School, Auckland

The Government will invest $14.7 million to redevelop Grey Lynn School in central Auckland, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.“This project will see ageing facilities replaced and will also set...


Ngārimu Scholarship winners announced

The winners of a prestigious tertiary scholarship awarded annually in honour of the 28th (Māori) Battalion have been announced by Education Minister Hekia Parata.“The eight winners of the 2016/17 Ngārimu...


Ministers welcome major Fonterra investment

Primary Industries Ministers Nathan Guy and Jo Goodhew have welcomed Fonterra's announcement that it will be investing $240 million to build a new mozzarella plant at its Clandeboye site in...


$20m upscaling for Macleans College redevelopment

An extra $20.7 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Macleans College in Bucklands Beach, Auckland, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.“This additional funding will increase the Government’s total...