Welcome Bay meeting on crime, law and order

It’s Welcome Bay’s turn this week to have a community conversation on law and order. Local Police and representatives from the Neighbourhood... Read More

Another 88,000 children to get free school lunches

An additional 88,000 students in 322 schools and kura across the country are starting the school year with a regular lunch on the menu, thanks to the... Read More

More than $300m returned to Covid-hit travellers

More than $352 million of refunds and credits has been returned to New Zealanders who had overseas travel cancelled due to Covid-19 The Government’s... Read More

Govt announces review into Pharmac

A panel of experts has been appointed to review drug-buying agency Pharmac, it will consider equity of access and the timelines and transparency of decision... Read More

Main benefits to increase in line with wages

Main benefits are set to increase by 3.1 per cent on April 1. Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni says the increase is in line... Read More

BOP Skills Leadership Group seeks co-chair

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is seeking Expressions of Interest for co-chairs to lead the Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership... Read More

Drone project to aid protection of Maui dolphin

The Government is backing a new project to use drone technology to transform our understanding and protection of the Maui dolphin, New Zealand’s... Read More

National: Gang numbers of the rise in the BOP

There has been a spike in gang numbers in the Bay of Plenty, according to National MPs Simon Bridges and Todd Muller. Tauranga MP Simon Bridges and... Read More

Skilled migrant residency programme review needed

Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi is considering a revamp of New Zealand's largest residence programme. He says a review of the skilled migrant category... Read More

Laws to ban conversion therapy underway

Plans to ban conversion therapy are underway, according to the Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi. Faafoi says the practice will be banned by this time... Read More

Upgrades to holidays act on the way

Several new changes to the Holidays Act will come into effect in 2022. This comes as the Government has accepted all of the Holidays Act Taskforce’s... Read More

New creative service launched

      A newly launched creative service aims to support up to 1000 creative careers across three regions over, the next two years.   Minister... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

  The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end.   The long-running... Read More

Half-masting to commemorate 10 years since quake

The New Zealand flag will be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern... Read More

More wellbeing support for young people from Govt

Thanks to more than $10-million in new services from the Government, more young people will be able to access mental health and addiction support in... Read More