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PM congratulates New Year 2020 Honours recipients

2019 Dec 31

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated the diverse group of New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to the country and their communities in the New Year 2020 Honours List.1  Th…

Tuia 250 ending is just the beginning

2019 Dec 17

The telling of our history that has been encouraged by Tuia – Encounters 250 must continue and the Government will play its part, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. She was speaking at Tuahuru1…

Government enables early access to 5G spectrum

2019 Dec 16

The Government has given the go ahead to enable further development of 5G networks by making appropriate spectrum available. The Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, Kris1Faafo…

New Zealand remembers Sir Peter Snell

2019 Dec 14

New Zealand is today remembering one of our true sporting heroes, triple Olympic gold medal winner Sir Peter Snell. “He was a legend, here and around the world,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern1…

New partnership to boost screen sector job opportunities

2019 Dec 14

Auckland’s growing screen sector is the catalyst for a new partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland’s economic development agency Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic…

Australia and NZ confirm bid for FIFA Women’s World Cup

2019 Dec 13

The Australian and New Zealand Governments today launch an historic joint bid to bring the FIFA Women’s World Cup to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time. Australian Minister for Youth and…

Prime Minster Delivers Erebus Apology

2019 Nov 28

E aku manukura, tēnā koutou. He kupu whakamahara tēnei i te aituā nui i Te Tiri o Te Moana, i Erebus I runga i tētahi maunga tiketike i riro atu rā tētahi hunga i arohanuitia E murimuri…

NZ history to be taught in all schools

2019 Sep 12

New Zealand history will be taught in all schools and kura by 2022, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “This Government is committed to a better1…

National Erebus Memorial design selected

2019 Apr 05

A design that includes a walkway projecting outward to the horizon has been selected for the new National Erebus Memorial after recommendation by a Design Selection Panel, announced Prime Minister1J…

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