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Productivity Commission’s path to a low emissions economy

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The Productivity Commission’s final report on the opportunities and challenges for New Zealand becoming a low-emissions economy makes clear that action is needed now, says the Minister for Climate Change.
“It also makes clear that delaying action is likely to make the transition more costly, more of a shock for communities, and will limit our options,” says James…

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Record transport investment in the West Coast to save lives and support tourism

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Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced a record $177 million will be invested in transport for the West Coast over the next three years to deliver a safer and better connected transport system to save lives and to ensure tourism continues to flourish.
The planned investments are detailed in the 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), published today by…

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Record transport investment to get Wellington moving

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Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today a record $1.9 billion investment in Wellington will deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system over the next three years.
The planned investments are detailed in the 2018/21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), published today by the NZ Transport Agency. The planned $1.9 billion investment planned for Wellington is…

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$1.6 billion transport investment to keep Waikato moving and save lives

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Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today a $1.6 billion transport investment over the next three years to deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system to keep Waikato moving and save lives.
The planned investments are detailed in the 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme (NLTP), published today by the NZ Transport Agency.
The NLTP comprises $12.9b from…

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Record transport investment to keep Taranaki moving and save lives

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Transport Minister announced today a record $302 million transport investment for Taranaki that will deliver a safer, better connected and more resilient transport system.
The NZ Transport Agency has published details of the planned investment in Taranaki’s transport system over the next three years as part a record $16.9 billion investment in New Zealand’s transport system set out…

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Environmental watchdog’s methane emissions research welcomed

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The Government welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s research into the impact on global warming from New Zealand’s livestock methane emissions which has been released today.
“This is a timely and useful contribution to the ongoing process of developing New Zealand’s response to climate change,” Acting Minister for Climate Change Eugenie Sage said.
“The research addresses two important…

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Family day care fraud results in jail time

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29 August 2018Family day care fraud results in jail time Rosa Riak, Kuol Deng and Achai Deng were today sentenced in the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne for conspiracy to defraud the Commonwealth by submitting false claims for family day care. Rosa Riak and Kuol Deng were each sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with a non-parole…

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