Energy efficient heater grants now available

Grants for energy efficient heaters are now available as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme which aims to make homes warmer and... Read More

$1.6 million boost into BOP trades scheme

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson announced a $1.6 million investment into the Pathway to Trades programme at BCITO in Tauranga today. Pathway to... Read More

Minister in Tauranga to celebrate glass recycling

The reintroduction of kerbside glass recycling in Tauranga is being deemed a “great success”. Tauranga City Council and the Ministry for... Read More

Govt chips in $5m to help buy back Matatā homes

Joint funding has been confirmed for a property acquisition package which aims to end the long and difficult process of addressing the debris flow risk... Read More

NZ embracing renewable electricity future

A future where New Zealand’s electricity generation is entirely renewable is within our reach, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.... Read More

Waimana Gorge closed for another two weeks

NZTA have advised that the Waimana Gorge will remain closed for another two weeks until approximately Friday July 26. The road, connecting Taneatua... Read More

Police unveil new Eagle helicopters

New Zealand Police has officially unveiled its brand new fleet of Eagle helicopters at a launch event at Onehunga on Friday afternoon. From July 1,... Read More

Tourism funding for Western Bay of Plenty

Western Bay of Plenty District Council will be receiving $483,960 from Government in the third round of funding from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund... Read More

$2.4m investment in housing in BOP village

A close-knit community in the Bay of Plenty will receive a $2.4 million investment in housing as part of the ongoing community development project... Read More

$422k to support native seedlings research

Funding for research to improve New Zealand’s native seedling production will boost survivability and create more efficient ways to produce high-quality... Read More

Family carers to get increase from current wage

Parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members. Pay rates for family... Read More

Government changes Funded Family Care policy

The Government has announced it will repeal Part 4A of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, as well as fund changes to Funded Family... Read More

More flu vaccine on the way

Health Minister Dr David Clark has announced that 55,000 more doses of influenza vaccine will be arriving in New Zealand next week, and will be available... Read More

Lack of support for Coastguard a ‘disgrace‘

Cash-strapped Coastguard New Zealand believes lives will be put at risk if it is forced to pay a levy to the government. The coastal search and rescue... Read More

Climate change a debate once again

National’s climate change spokesperson Todd Muller has spoken out saying the Prime Minister’s admission that she is open to the idea of declaring... Read More