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  • Investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner

    The investigation into the conduct and behaviour of the Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell did not establish bullying conduct and Ms Maxwell will return to work tomorrow (Thursday 23 May) to finish her contract as Commissioner.

  • Consumers encouraged to know their rights

    Results of the New Zealand Consumer Survey 2018 show that while nearly all consumers are aware that laws exist to protect their consumer rights, more than half of consumers report knowing only ‘a little’ or ‘nothing’ about what these rights are.

    It also found that just over half of consumers report experiencing a problem with something they had purchased in the past two years.

  • Investor’s guide to New Zealand’s technology sector

    To attract investment and drive productivity in the sector, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has partnered with the Technology Investment Network (TIN) to develop the 2019 investor’s guide to the New Zealand technology sector.

  • Pike River Re-entry

    More than eight years after 29 men went to work at the Pike River Coal Mine and never came home, the promise to re-enter the mine drift has been honoured.

  • Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passes first stage in Parliament

    The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament with near unanimous support.

    “Today’s vote across political party lines to pass the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill through its first reading signals strong bipartisan support for most aspects of this proposed climate legislation,” the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, said.

  • Wellbeing Budget to boost support for ethnic communities

    The Government’s Wellbeing Budget is investing in New Zealand’s long-term future by supporting the Office of Ethnic Communities in promoting social cohesion, inclusiveness and diversity, says Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa.

  • Hamilton to Auckland train on track

    Great progress is being made on the refurbishment of the Hamilton to Auckland train that will start up next year Transport Minister Phil Twyford said today.

    Today the Transport Minister visited KiwiRail’s Hutt Workshop with a number of Hamilton City and Waikato regional and district local government representatives to see work underway on the carriages for the Hamilton-Auckland service.

  • Rail connected Northport could transform golden triangle

    Connecting Northport to rail and enabling it to service Auckland bound freight can make a major contribution to the development of the region, said Associate Transport Minister Shane Jones when releasing the business case on Northland rail today.

  • New support for the Human Rights Review Tribunal

    The Associate Minister of Justice, Aupito William Sio, has today announced the appointment of five Deputy Chairpersons to the Human Rights Review Tribunal to ensure that people have greater access to justice and that their voices are heard.

     

  • PGF investment in horticulture expansion and jobs

    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is partnering with Eastern Bay of Plenty landowners to accelerate the development of horticulture and create year-round employment for up to 175 people over three years, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.

  • Further investment to improve freedom camping

    Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis today announced that an additional $8 million is being made available to help encourage responsible camping across the country.

    The funding will be available for summer 2019/20 for education and ambassador programmes, enforcement activity and the provision of temporary facilities for the busy summer season.

  • Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

    Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today released a new Tourism Strategy that aims to enrich New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth.

  • Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist online adopted

    French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have led a group of world leaders, tech companies and organisations to adopt a pledge that seeks to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online to stop the internet being used as a tool for terrorists.

  • Visitors to Aoraki/Mt Cook exceed 1 million

    For the first time, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park’s annual visitor numbers have exceeded 1 million, says Conservation Minister Hon Eugenie Sage.

    Released today, summer visitor data, from some of the Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) top visitor sites, shows another big season despite an overall slowing in international visitor growth.

  • Enriching New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth

    Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today released a new Tourism Strategy that aims to enrich New Zealand-Aotearoa through sustainable tourism growth.

  • Select Committee reports back on pay equity bill

    The Select Committee has issued its report on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, detailing changes to ensure the pay equity framework in the Bill is workable for all parties.

  • An Auckland restaurant owner has to pay $5,000 for breaching the Holidays Act.

    The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Auckland restaurant owner to pay $5,000 for failure to comply with the Labour Inspectorate’s instructions in relation to records keeping and staff’s public holiday entitlements.

    Ravi Singh, the director of a Botany restaurant trading as Raviz, has sold the business, but continues to operate another Auckland restaurant under the same name.

  • Job advertisements fell slightly in April

    The number of online job advertisements fell slightly by 0.1 per cent in the month of April 2019, but rose by 0.8 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release.

  • Supporting working women with pay equity: next steps

    Women who aren’t paid the same as men for similar jobs will be given the tools to make a pay equity claim as the Wellbeing Budget delivers a practical solution to gender discrimination in the workplace.

    Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter have welcomed the Select Committee’s report on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and a new investment in pay equity tools and guidance.

  • Promoting well-being in local communities

    The Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta is pleased to welcome legislation that confirms the role local government plays in promoting community wellbeing and gives councils more flexibility to respond to the needs of their communities.

     “Councils play a major role in promoting the well-being of citizens and their communities around New Zealand, shaping places and services to the needs of their communities.

  • NZ and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

    An arrangement signed by New Zealand and China today paves the way for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade, Forestry Minister Shane Jones says.

    The arrangement was signed today in Wellington by Shane Jones and Mr Zhang Jianlong, the Administrator of China’s National Forestry and Grasslands Administration.

  • Minister to attend G7 Tech for Humanity meeting on cyber collaboration visit to Europe

    Hon Kris Faafoi will attend the “Tech for Humanity” meeting of G7 Digital Ministers in Paris next week, and has added a further number of cyber engagements to planned travel to support the Government’s focus on international collaboration on cyber issues.

  • New Zealand expresses concern at Iran’s announcement regarding Nuclear Deal

    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has expressed serious concern at Iran’s recent announcement that it will gradually reduce the commitments it agreed to under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Deal.

  • Plan to recharge recycling

    Today the Government announced another part of its plan to help turn around New Zealand’s rubbish record on waste.

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