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17 April, 2014

Funding for World War One Centenary

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne (Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board) has today announced that the Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Committee has approved funding of over $9.1 million towards 80 projects which commemorate World War One.

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17 April, 2014

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council.

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1 April, 2014

Eminent Lotteries Grants Committee member passes away

Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne was saddened to learn today the passing of Beverley Grammer, Presiding Member of the Lottery Individuals with Disabilities Committee.

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1 April, 2014

Ministers welcome Law Commission report on suicide reporting

Courts Minister Chester Borrows and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne have welcomed the Law Commission’s report reviewing the rules that govern how the media report on suspected suicides.

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30 March, 2014

International praise for Lotto NZ’s commitment to responsible gaming

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne today announced that Lotto New Zealand has received international recognition for its commitment to providing a safe gaming environment.

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21 March, 2014

Dunne Refutes Entirely Opposition claims on Problem Gambling Foundation funding

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has refuted entirely claims by the opposition that Problem Gambling Foundation funding is being cut due to political pressure.

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14 March, 2014

National Statement to United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs Meeting, Vienna, Austria

Thank you for the opportunity to address this fifty-seventh meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. I represent the New Zealand delegation in my capacity as Associate Minister of Health and the Minister responsible for alcohol and drugs policy.

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11 March, 2014

Hamilton City Council Policy shows Psychoactive Substances Act has teeth

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority’s (PSRA) decision to suspend the interim retail licences for 6 psychoactive substance product retailers in the Hamilton area.

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6 March, 2014

Lottery Grants Board allocates $28 million to significant community projects

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board Hon Peter Dunne has announced the names of the successful applicants to the Lottery Significant Projects Fund.

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5 March, 2014

Graham Lowe to chair alcohol marketing forum

Former rugby league coach and businessman Graham Lowe ONZM, QSM has been appointed to chair a forum which will consider whether further restrictions should be placed on the marketing of alcohol.

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3 March, 2014

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board appointments

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon Peter Dunne, has announced the appointment of Maggie Burrill and Tina Wehipeihana-Wilson for a further term on the Lottery Grants Board.

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21 February, 2014

Online government services a hit with Kiwis

Online Government services are proving popular with Kiwi families Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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19 February, 2014

Community, Local Government and Industry views sought on psychoactive substances regime

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the release of a consultation paper on Regulations to the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013.

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19 February, 2014

Address to 5th International Gambling Conference

I would like to begin by welcoming all of you, in particular our international guests and distinguished speakers, some of whom have travelled from around the globe to be here.

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10 February, 2014

BNZ goes live with RealMe service

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne welcomed the announcement by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) that it will go live with the RealMe service from mid-February, enabling new customers to prove their identity online.

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30 January, 2014

New Zealand fire fighters head to Australia

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says the further deployment today of fire fighters to Australia underscores the close relationship and cooperation our two countries have when dealing with times of national adversity.

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31 May, 2013

Ministers welcome trans-Tasman super portability

Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne have welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement today that it has completed legislative steps to allow New Zealanders to transfer their retirement savings between complying Australian superannuation schemes and KiwiSaver.

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30 May, 2013

Opening Address to Māori Suicide Forum

I would like to thank the Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae for hosting today’s event here at Government House.

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27 May, 2013

Dunne: pilot to support communities losing major industry

Communities are going to be better supported to cope with the loss of a major employer or industry through an initiative being trialled in the new suicide prevention plan launched by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today.

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27 May, 2013

Dunne: $8m for Maori, Pasifika suicide prevention; support for all families

Eight million dollars will be spent over the next four years supporting Māori and Pasifika communities on developing their own solutions to suicide, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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27 May, 2013

Dunne launches 30-point plan to tackle suicide rate

An $8 million four-year programme to strengthen Māori and Pasifika communities.

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23 May, 2013

Dunne: legal highs bill to be even faster-tracked

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne wants to push the Psychoactive Substances Bill through Parliament faster than planned when it returns from the select committee in mid-June, with the aim of having the legislation in place in July.

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23 May, 2013

Government sets $55.3m problem gambling strategy

Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today released details of the Government’s $55.3 million, three-year gambling harm strategy to be funded and implemented by the Health Ministry, and recouped from the gambling industry through the problem gambling levy.

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20 May, 2013

Dunne: foreign super and mining tax rules to change

Proposals to reform the tax treatment of foreign superannuation and bring the tax treatment of gold, silver and ironsands mining into line with other economic activities are the centrepieces of a tax bill introduced in Parliament today, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has announced.

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17 May, 2013

Dunne names Psychoactive Substances Bill expert committee

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today announced the make-up of the interim expert advisory committee that will help set the safety testing regime for legal highs under the incoming Psychoactive Substances Bill.

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17 May, 2013

Address to NZICA Post-Budget Breakfast

‘Budget 2013: Delivering progress and optimism’

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16 May, 2013

Lifting student loan repayments from overseas-based borrowers

Budget 2013 will target overseas-based student loan borrowers with new initiatives to increase repayments and reduce defaulting, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne say.

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16 May, 2013

Property investment focus to return $45m a year

Budget 2013 provides a permanent $6.65 million increase in annual funding for Inland Revenue to pursue property investment tax compliance, which is expected to return about $45 million a year, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

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16 May, 2013

Multinational investors – paying fair share of tax

Changes to the thin capitalisation rules will help ensure multinational companies investing in New Zealand pay their fair share of tax, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

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16 May, 2013

R&D tax-break proposal to boost start-ups

Small, innovative businesses are set to benefit from proposed changes that will allow them to claim tax losses on research and development, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

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