WTO agreement a victory for NZ exporters

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) saying it is a big win for New Zealand exporters. “The TFA will benefit all New Zealand exporters and is particularly good for small and... Read More

DreamBig campaign for Maori youth

Māori Development and Associate Economic Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes a new social media campaign aimed at inspiring Māori youth to think about their aspirations and their future. The DreamBig Māori campaign is fronted by influential... Read More

Progress made on new healthy kids target

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest health target results show DHBs have made good progress on the new raising healthy kids target, up 23 per cent on the previous quarter. “The six national health targets help to improve performance... Read More

McCully to visit Cook Islands

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet. “My discussions with Prime Minister Puna and his Cabinet will cover... Read More

1M electronic referrals in Canterbury

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Canterbury clinicians have achieved one million electronic referrals – ensuring patients receive more timely care. The South Island's Electronic Request Management System enables general practice teams... Read More

Draft financial advice legislation bill

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean has released an exposure draft of the Bill that will amend the regulation of financial advice in New Zealand. “The current regulation of financial advice is seen to be overly complex and has imposed... Read More

NZ & Aus cooperating on satellite trials

New Zealand will join Australia in a world-leading satellite technology test-bed, Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced in Queenstown today. The New Zealand and Australian Governments will be partners in a two-year trial of Satellite Based Augmentation... Read More

Australia-New Zealand PM's meet

The annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders' talks have taken the cooperation between our two countries forward in a number of areas, Prime Minister Bill English says. The New Zealand PM met with Prime Minister Turnbull in Queenstown today to discuss... Read More

Science and innovation agreement signed

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the signing of a ground breaking bilateral international science agreement between New Zealand and Australia at the Leaders' meetings in Queenstown today. The Australia – New Zealand... Read More

Joyce needs to 'walk the walk'

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is very encouraged by Minister of Finance Steven Joyce's speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce earlier today. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says Joyce's... Read More

Opinion Poll

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Bay Today

Early morning view from the Mount. By Lynn Johnson. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz