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17 December, 2014

Collaboration key in reducing child off-road vehicle deaths

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed a cross-sector report aimed at reducing child deaths in motorcycle, quad bike and other off-road vehicle accidents.

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17 December, 2014

Alcohol forum report released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals.

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5 December, 2014

Dunne to attend inaugural D5 conference and We Protect Summit in London

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne will represent New Zealand at the inaugural meeting of the D5 Digital Leaders’ Summit in London 9-10 December 2014.

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5 December, 2014

300,000 passports renewed online in two years

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says more than 300,000 people have now renewed their passports online in the two years since the launch of adult passport renewals in November 2012.

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26 November, 2014

Patient survey participants ‘performing a valuable service’

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says patients who take part in a new survey about their stay in hospital are performing an important service. Developed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the survey has been sent to patients randomly selected across the country that spent at least one night in hospital from 3 to 16 November.

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18 November, 2014

Dunne to attend high needs health care symposium in Washington DC

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne heads for Washington DC today to attend the Commonwealth Fund’s 17th International Symposium on Health Care Policy.

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17 November, 2014

Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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11 November, 2014

Traynor’s passport recalled

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today the Department of Internal Affairs has recalled the passport of prisoner Phillip John Smith, issued in the name of Phillip John Traynor, under S.10 of the Passport Act 1992.

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7 November, 2014

National Oral Health Day sees progress in children’s oral health

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne, in marking National Oral Health Day today, says additional investment in child dental services has seen a major improvement in our children’s oral health, but there is more to do.

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6 November, 2014

Gambling reform Bill passes First Reading

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says changes to the gambling sector contained in the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 3), will see potentially dishonest gambling activities tightened up and red tape reduced. The Bill passed its First Reading today.

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31 October, 2014

Speech to the United Fire Brigades’ Association 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference

I am genuinely delighted to be here and to see a range of fire services working together to successfully organise an event of this size. I understand that firefighters both urban and rural, career and volunteer, all worked together on the host committee, the Western Bays of the Bay of Plenty Brigades. I commend you all for your efforts.

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31 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Medicines Strategy Workshop, 31 October 2014

As you are all well aware, medicines play a central role in the health and independence of New Zealanders. Used in a safe and effective way, medicines can prevent ill health, treat illness, support self-management and enhance length and quality of life.

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30 October, 2014

Game Animal Council Takes Lead to Ensure Hunter Access

Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today’s joint announcement by the Game Animal Council and the Te Urewera Trust Board regarding access to the land previously known as Te Urewera National Park.

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30 October, 2014

Opening Address to New Zealand Self Medication Industry Conference, 30 October 2014.

We are all aware that New Zealand has one of the best health systems in the world. We are also aware that despite this we are faced with increasing levels of chronic diseases caused by poor lifestyle choices as well as an ageing population. This is why the work and promotion of self-care to our populations is so important.

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16 October, 2014

World War One exhibition gives insight into war and conflict

The commitment and sacrifice of thousands of New Zealanders in the war to end all wars is brought to life in a compelling new exhibition at the National Library, Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne announced today.

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9 October, 2014

Address to New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2014, Intercontinental Hotel, Wellington

Good morning and thank you for the invitation to open the New Zealand Respiratory Conference for 2014, A breath of hope. I opened this conference two years ago, and I am very pleased to be here again in this 50th anniversary year of the Asthma Foundation – a great achievement.

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