Waikato District Health Board is set to lease the former Farmers Building in Hamilton CBD as a base for several of its services that are currently spread around the city.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Steve Marshall as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Myanmar.
"New Zealand’s engagement with Myanmar has expanded significantly since the country embarked on its political and economic reform process in 2011," Mr McCully says.
The roll-out of a national bowel screening programme is on track to begin in 2017, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says.
ASH NZ congratulates Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga on announcing draft regulations and a consultation document for standardised cigarette packaging.
Rebuild Christchurch founder Deon Swiggs has announced his intention to stand for the Christchurch City Council in the upcoming local body elections.
The Heart Foundation is concerned about a possible high rate of smoking among younger Kiwis with heart disease.
On World Smokefree Day, the Heart Foundation says anecdotal evidence points to people with heart disease smoking at higher rates than the general population.
Building activity has hit an 11-year high, with consents issued for more than 28,000 new dwellings in the year to April, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
TaupÅ will be the home of the Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament for the next three years, after TaupÅ District Council secured the rights to host the tournament.
Hutt Valley Police are looking to locate Michael Beck who is wanted on a warrant to arrest in relation to family violence incidents.
The 41-year-old is 161cm tall, of medium build, and is believed to be in the Wellington area.
Wellington City Council has been scrutinising its social housing business model, its portfolio and the way it charges rent as it continues its commitment to the long-term provision of quality social housing in the city.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) has begun its programme of upgrading tracks, through its kauri forests, to help prevent the spread of kauri dieback.
National List MP Jono Naylor is welcoming the news that Coda Group will triple the capacity of its rail offering between Auckland and Palmerston North.
Canterbury smokers are being called to action to quit for the sake of their family and protect them from the dangers of second hand smoke.
What better time to do it than on World Smokefree Day tomorrow - Tuesday May 31.
Preventing and investigating burglaries is a key priority for Police says Police Minister, Judith Collins.
State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi as Secretary for Transport and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Transport.
Earthquake Commission funded research into how a large volcanic eruption beneath Lake Taupo would affect the country, will help with managing such a disaster if it occurs.
By Michael McCarthy (chief market strategist, CMC Markets)
The pioneering work of the Ngā Kooti Rangatahi/Rangatahi Court has been acknowledged in its receipt of the 2015 Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration Award (AIJA) for Excellence in Judicial Administration, says Courts and Justice Minister Amy Adams.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) is very pleased with the New Zealand Government’s announcement today to progress with plain packaging legislation.