Work starts to fastrack consents

Work is underway looking at measures to speed up consents for development and infrastructure projects during the recovery from COVID 19, to provide jobs... Read More

Bridges to continue Wellington commute

National Party leader Simon Bridges intends to continue a weekly commute between Tauranga and Wellington so he can effectively do his job in an unprecedented... Read More

COVID-19 mental health support begins

A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19. “COVID-19 has brought... Read More

Health Minister offers resignation over breach

Health Minister David Clark has offered his resignation following a breach of the Alert Level 4 lockdown. On the first weekend of the Alert Level 4... Read More

Bridges defends Wellington to Tauranga commute

The opposition leader is defending his decision to commute between Wellington and his home in Tauranga during the COVID-19 lockdown. Simon Bridges... Read More

Hospitals well prepared for COVID-19 – Govt

Hospital preparations for COVID-19 are well advanced, says Health Minister David Clark. “Hospitals across New Zealand are repurposing buildings... Read More

Butchers now allowed to process pork

Changes have been made to allow butchers to process pork, only for supply to supermarkets or other processors or retailers that are open. “We... Read More

Bridges: “Minimum wage increase must be deferred”

Opposition leader and Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is calling on the Government to defer the minimum wage increase set to come in to force tomorrow. “With... Read More

Further steps to protect New Zealanders’ jobs

The Government has made modifications to the wage subsidy scheme to ensure people don’t lose their jobs during the national lockdown. These changes... Read More

Further support as drought persists

  Government support for farmers and growers affected by drought is being expanded and extended across the country, with access to Rural Assistance... Read More

COVID-19 funding package for social services

A $27 million dollar package is being provided to social sector services and community groups by the government. This is to ensure they can continue... Read More

Govt offers support for mortgagees and businesses

The Government, retail banks and the Reserve Bank are announcing a major financial support package for home owners and businesses affected by the economic... Read More

MPs restrict travel, video-conferencing to be used

Cabinet ministers will put into practice 'physical distancing' in their meeting this morning as they grapple to get a hold of the COVID-19 crisis,... Read More

Live: Nation steps up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2

New Zealand has been moved up to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, Reduce Contact, in an escalation of efforts to reduce the spread of the virus in New Zealand,... Read More

$100 million to redeploy workers

The Government has allocated $100 million to help redeploy workers affected by the economic impact of COVID-19, with the hard-hit region of Gisborne-Tairāwhiti... Read More