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25 August, 2015

Partnerships push New Zealand’s profile abroad

Campaigns promoting New Zealand as an outstanding visitor destination reached more than 1.2 billion people globally last year, Associate Minister of Tourism Paula Bennett says.

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18 August, 2015

Tourism boosting South Island’s economy

Big increases in South Island’s tourist numbers are contributing to strong regional growth rates, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.

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16 August, 2015

Maintenance work makes properties healthier

Housing New Zealand’s maintenance programme is making its properties warmer and healthier for vulnerable New Zealanders, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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14 August, 2015

Economy benefits from strong tourism growth

Impressive growth in tourist guest nights has benefits for the wider economy, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.

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4 August, 2015

Bennett to visit Melbourne for ANZSOG Conference

Putting citizens at the centre of policy and using information to deliver results will be key themes of a Trans-Tasman conference on Government, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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2 August, 2015

More housing support for vulnerable youth

Vulnerable young people needing a supportive and stable living environment will benefit from a new accommodation service, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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29 July, 2015

Focus on individual housing need drives results

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders’ individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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28 July, 2015

New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

A new online training module will help ensure visiting drivers stay safe on New Zealand roads, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say.

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22 July, 2015

Minister celebrates public service excellence

Greater collaboration and strategic thinking by the public sector is delivering real benefits for the public, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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21 July, 2015

Road safety measures confirmed

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Transport Minister Simon Bridges are clarifying the power that local councils and other road controlling authorities (RCAs) have to set speed limits through their bylaws.

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21 July, 2015

Speech to LGNZ Annual Conference

Good morning everyone. It is my pleasure to be here with you in Rotorua.

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6 July, 2015

Report card on Better Public Service targets published

More young people are achieving higher qualifications, welfare dependency continues to fall and Kiwis are doing more of their government transactions digitally, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and State Services Minister Paula Bennett say.

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1 July, 2015

Changes give certainty to community housing sector

Tax provisions to ensure community housing providers can continue to offer housing support to New Zealanders will give the sector the certainty it needs to keep growing, Ministers Paula Bennett and Todd McClay say.

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30 June, 2015

New Local Government Commissioners

New appointments to the Local Government Commission will continue to foster strong and effective local democracy, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.

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18 June, 2015

Getting smart about accommodating the Crown

Strategic thinking about property needs for Government agencies in Wellington will deliver savings for taxpayers, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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10 June, 2015

Christchurch repairs and rebuilds progressing

The pace of the Government’s rebuild and repair of social housing in Christchurch continues to progress at top gear, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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9 June, 2015

Local decisions central to local government

Announcements today on local government reorganisation applications place communities firmly at the heart of decisions about their own local democracy, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.

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5 June, 2015

Ministers support reliable local infrastructure

An establishment board will be formed to assess whether local government’s management of the risks from natural hazards to infrastructure and other assets can be strengthened.

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4 June, 2015

Smith / Traynor Inquiry time frame extended

The Government Inquiry into the escape of Phillip John Smith / Traynor has been extended by two months, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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29 May, 2015

More time to submit on loopy rules

New Zealanders frustrated with loopy rules and regulations will have more time to submit to the Rules Reduction Taskforce, Local Government Minister Paula Bennett says.

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27 May, 2015

Front-line focus delivering results

The latest public sector staff capping report shows the Government’s commitment to providing better front-line services and keeping back-office numbers down is paying off, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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22 May, 2015

Social Housing Reform Bill passed into law

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today.

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21 May, 2015

Commitment to improved social housing

Putting tenants first and promoting housing independence is central to the Government’s continued investment in social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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20 May, 2015

Lessons for improved local government

The first ever survey of how ratepayers view the performance of their local government is being welcomed by Local Government Minister Paula Bennett.

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6 May, 2015

Next steps in social housing reform announced

Tauranga and Invercargill have been selected as the first regions for the proposed transfer of Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) houses to registered Community Housing Providers (CHPs), Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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5 May, 2015

Property report shows rugby field-sized results

Coordination between agencies has seen the Crown continue to reduce its property footprint and pay less for office space, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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19 April, 2015

Bennett to honour New Zealand’s sacrifice in France

State Services Minister Paula Bennett leaves today to represent the Government at World War One commemorations being held at sites significant to New Zealand on the Western Front in France.

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16 April, 2015

Government continues to back central city

The Government is continuing to back the recovery of central Christchurch, with about 350 public servants to relocate into a major new development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and State Services Minister Paula Bennett have announced.

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15 April, 2015

Social housing demand information released for the first time

Information about what social housing is needed and where has today been made available to housing providers for the first time says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

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9 April, 2015

Crown Manager’s final report released

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the publication of the final report of the Crown Manager for Christchurch City Council’s building consenting functions.

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