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NZ News

Customs launches Border Protect Campaign

Minister of Customs Meka Whaitiri officially launched Customs’ new outreach campaign, Border Protect, in Opua today. This campaign encourages members of the public to report potential suspicious activities to Customs and help protect New Zealand. Border Protect is an information

Auckland Council Councils

$20.5m investment to reduce waste going to landfill in Bay of Plenty

Thousands of households in the Tauranga City will get waste collection bins for recycling, garden waste, food scraps and rubbish following a $20.5 million Government investment in reducing waste in the region. Environment Minister said the $20.5m provided to the

Health Ministry of Health and Education

Final preparations to ensure Phase 1 of the vaccination rollout is ready

A dry run of the end-to-end process shows New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is ready to roll from Saturday, when the first border workers will receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The trial run took place

Education Education Providers NZ

Free Period products to be available in all schools and kura

From June this year, all primary, intermediate, secondary school and kura students will have access to free period products, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti announced today. The announcement follows a successful Access to Period Products

NZ News

Rapid review of health response to lead contamination

A rapid review into the health system response to lead contamination in Karitane and Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply is underway. Sample results from the Waikouaiti drinking-water supply have shown intermittent spikes in lead levels above the maximum acceptable value. The

NZ News

National in fiscal freefall

More spending promises by National today would make even the Fyre Festival organisers blush, Labour MP Chris Hipkins said. “Following a series of well-publicised fiscal blunders by Finance Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith, National keeps doubling down on its magical thinking with