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Hon Peter Dunne

2 September, 2015

Launch of 2015 Children’s Health Stamp

It is a pleasure to be part of the launch of the 2015 Children’s Health Stamp.

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1 September, 2015

Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle: 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli

As Minister of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand, which function as the memory of society and the memory of government respectively.

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29 August, 2015

150th Anniversary and Reopening of Wellington Central Fire Station

The country’s fire services have become an increasingly absorbing and important part of my portfolio of responsibilities in recent times.

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28 August, 2015

Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference.

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26 August, 2015

Speech for the Release of the 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Good afternoon and welcome to the launch of the new National Drug Policy.

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26 August, 2015

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

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26 August, 2015

Gambling Commission Reappointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointments of Graeme Reeves as the Chief Gambling Commissioner, and Wendie Harvey and Russell Bell as Gambling Commissioners to the Gambling Commission.

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24 August, 2015

10 year passports will be delivered early

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the Government Administration Select Committee report on 10 year adult passports and the proposed implementation date of 30 November 2015.

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14 August, 2015

$10 million in drinking-water subsidies for small communities

More than 6,000 people in small communities around New Zealand are set to benefit from improved drinking-water supplies thanks to the latest round of Government subsidies. This was the final funding round for the drinking-water subsidy scheme, a ten-year programme aiming to help small, disadvantaged communities establish or improve their drinking-water supplies.

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13 August, 2015

Electronic signatures stronger with RealMe

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says Secured Signing’s use of the RealMe verified identity service will give people using e-signatures an easy and reliable way to assure identity.

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11 August, 2015

Speech to Spirits and Brewers Association

I will start with a statement of the obvious - most New Zealanders do not drink to excess. Many New Zealanders enjoy a drink or two, and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is a minority of drinkers for whom that is not the case.

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7 August, 2015

Broad support for changes to our fire services

A clear message for change to the way our fire services are structured has emerged following the extensive consultation around the government’s Fire Service Review discussion document. While it is evident communities value the work of our fire services, they also want them to be fit for purpose in 21st century New Zealand.

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28 July, 2015

New Deputy Chief Censor appointed

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of Jared Mullen as the Deputy Chief Censor of Film and Literature for a three-year term.

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14 July, 2015

Minister commends firefighters deploying to Canada

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne is praising the sixteen firefighters from New Zealand’s rural fire authorities that deploy to Canada tonight to help contain raging wildfires in the state of Alberta.

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10 July, 2015

Communities set to benefit from $180 million of Lottery Grants funding

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board, Hon Peter Dunne today announced $180 million of Lottery funding is being made available to support communities throughout New Zealand.

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6 July, 2015

Kiwis big users of online services

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are using online services, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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28 June, 2015

Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 - the Medicines Strategy Action Plan

Good evening and welcome to the launch of Implementing Medicines New Zealand, the new medicines action plan.

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22 June, 2015

New Masterton Needle Exchange Premises

It is my privilege to be here today to celebrate the opening of The Drugs, Health and Development Project Trust’s (DHDP) new Masterton premises.

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18 June, 2015

Address to the 2015 Government Information Systems (GOVIS) Forum, Wellington

I congratulate the organisers of the conference on the choice of topic: building trust. There is nothing more important than trust for the effective functioning of a democracy. There is nothing harder to restore once trust is lost. There is no greater risk to the improvement of public services through the use of improved ICT than lack of trust.

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15 June, 2015

Perioperative mortality report’s new areas help New Zealand remain world leader

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is welcoming today’s release of the fourth annual Perioperative Mortality Review Committee’s (POMRC) report.

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12 June, 2015

NZMA General Practitioners Conference

I want to acknowledge the New Zealand Medical Association and Conference Matters for organising this conference year after year and for the critical role primary care plays in improving population health outcomes and lifting performance across the health sector.

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9 June, 2015

Minister approves one-off use of Cannabidiol product ‘Elixinol’

Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne has today approved on compassionate grounds the one-off use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States to be administered by clinicians treating Wellington patient Alex Renton.

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29 May, 2015

Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says thousands of New Zealand online passport renewal applicants now have an easy, fast way to get a RealMe verified identity and access a range of online services.

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27 May, 2015

Submissions called for on Fire Services review

Proposals to improve support for volunteer, paid and rural firefighters and to ensure fire services meet community expectations are open for public feedback.

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26 May, 2015

Minister Concerned at Reports of Adverse Reactions

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is concerned at the use of untested and unapproved black-market psychoactive substances in the Auckland area, following recent reports of adverse reactions.

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25 May, 2015

10-year passports enable reduction in annual cost

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says the Government has listened to New Zealanders and adult passports will again be valid for 10 years, once required law changes are made.

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22 May, 2015

‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

As Associate Minister of Health with the relatively new delegation of ethics committees, it is my pleasure to be here – I have found my responsibility in this area to be engaging, thought provoking, and of critical importance to the wider health sector.

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22 May, 2015

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

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21 May, 2015

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

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19 May, 2015

Address to Open Day Two of the 2015 Identity Conference

I want to start this morning by looking at how far we have come over the last 20 years or so managing identity and privacy, where we are headed and the Government’s focus on digital delivery.

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