Wed 27 Jan 2016
| Out and About

It is my honour and privilege to join you on India’s Republic Day, to celebrate the world’s largest and most diverse democracy. Today’s celebrations provide a timely occasion to reaffirm the importance both our countries attach to the relationship and  to reflect on how we might build on that moving forward.

Wed 16 Dec 2015
| Conservation

A third of our beautiful country is known as the Conservation Estate and is owned by the people of New Zealand.

Conservation Boards represent their interests on conservation matters and advise both the Department of Conservation and the New Zealand Conservation Authority on conservation matters.

Thu 3 Dec 2015
| Disability Issues

Hi Everyone

As Christmas rapidly approaches I want to thank you for the warm welcome I have received from the disability community this year and for the contribution each of you has made to creating a more accessible and more inclusive New Zealand.

In Christchurch, 664 people are receiving help to buy their first home through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme.

Thu 19 Nov 2015
| Customs

This year the New Zealand Customs Services celebrated 175 years of protecting and managing the borders of New Zealand for New Zealanders.