Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NEWS

Kiwi Homes warm to milestone news

The Government's insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation...

Senior Appointments

Heads of Mission trio announced

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced three New Zealand Head of Mission appointments. They are: Mike...

First TAB NZ Board appointed

Minister for Racing, Grant Robertson has announced the appointment of members to the inaugural TAB NZ Board. The Minister...

DOC changes in Tai Tokerau

Department of Conservation/Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) staff and invited guests from across Tai Tokerau joined yesterday to welcome the new Pou Tairangahau...

PACIFIC ROUNDUP

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How smaller agencies are punching above their weight with help from tech

A leading enterprise software provider has warned that smaller government agencies risk missing out on the benefits of digital transformation and may...

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Australia and New Zealand’s leading pipeline infrastructure company, Interflow, has a vision that supports the growth of its people, fosters partnerships with...

Sustainability

Popular Coromandel track resurfaced

A heavily used walking track in Coromandel is in the final stages of resurfacing by the Department of Conservation (DOC).

Thousands of native trees planted in Bromley

The paddocks between Cuthberts Road and the oxidation ponds in the Christchurch suburb of Bromley are gradually being transformed by the addition...

Sad farewell for orca calf ‘Toa’

The baby orca who has stolen the hearts of New Zealanders since being stranded 12 days ago has been farewelled amid karakia...

Fleet

goBay drivers sign on for wage rise

Hawke’s Bay goBay drivers will be paid the Living Wage of $22.10 per hour from 1 July 2021, Hawke's Bay Regional Council...

Ferries contract signed with Korea

KiwiRail has signed a contract with Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to build two new Interislander ferries which will replace the existing, ageing...

New motorcycles to lighten Police load

NZ Police is modernising its motorcycle fleet with the introduction of safer, lighter and more carbon-efficient motorbikes.  The purpose-built...

UPCOMING EVENTS

Security

Security Act review brought forward

The Government will bring forward an independent statutory review of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 as a result of the Royal Commission...

Counter-terrorism Bill passes first reading

The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and will now be considered by Parliament’s Justice select committee.

Counter-terrorism bill to strengthen NZ response

The Government has introduced the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill, designed to boost New Zealand's ability to respond to a wider range of terrorist...

Infrastructure

Major upgrade for Eden Park

Minister for Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade player facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World...

New airport rail link takes off

Every Aucklander with access to the rail network will now have a quick and convenient trip to the airport, Transport Minister Michael...

Council to vote on Canterbury arena design

Christchurch City Councillors will meet on Thursday to decide the direction for the preliminary design phase for the Canterbury Multi-Use Arena (CMUA).

Technology

LiDAR to better manage Gisborne erosion

Data from the Tairāwhiti/Gisborne district LiDAR project that will enable better erosion and flood hazard management in the region is now available...

Trans-Tasman initiative targets TikTok talent

NZ On Air, Screen Australia and TikTok have announced the launch of Every Voice, a new initiative to support diverse and distinct...

Forestry website to promote industry growth

A new website has been launched to support the forestry sector find the information it needs to plant, grow and manage trees,...

HEALTH

Investing in health research

Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is being supported in the latest round...

Procurement

EOI call for Hastings housing development

Hastings District Council is calling for Expressions of Interest from suitable developers to bring much-needed homes to the market on three blocks...

Education

Major classroom boost announced

Extra Government investment in classrooms and school building projects will enable students and teachers to focus on education rather than overcrowding as...

Police

Defibrillators rolled out to 368 Police vehicles

NZ Police has rolled out Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in 368 vehicles across the country as part of its commitment to safe...

Defence

RNZAF fly in for US tactical exercise

A C-130 Hercules aircraft and 47 Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) personnel along with the US Air Force, US Army and...

Finance

APEC business leaders connect for COVID response talks

Finance ministers and business leaders from across the APEC region connected today to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19.

New Zealand GDP up 1.6%

The Government’s efforts to secure the nation's recovery have been reflected in the "robust rebound" of GDP figures released today, says Minister...

Govt commits to keep NZ Upgrade Programme on track

The Government is increasing its investment in the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) to support New Zealand’s economic recovery, Finance Minister Grant...

Govt to deliver new fees deal for business

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark has today announced the Government’s next steps to reduce merchant service fees for business.
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