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17 September, 2014

Formulary Users Hits 1 Million Mark

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has congratulated the team at the New Zealand Formulary as the number of users of this excellent resource has surpassed the 1 million mark.

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26 August, 2014

RealMe wins international internet award

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne is delighted the digital identity service RealMe last night won an international internet award saying it shows how highly the government service is rated.

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20 August, 2014

Glimmers of light amidst the darkness of suicide in New Zealand

Latest provisional figures from the Chief Coroner for the year ending 30 June 2014, show an encouraging decline in the number of deaths by suicide among young people aged between 15 and 24 years with 110 suicides compared with 144 last year. The figures also suggest that suicide deaths amongst Māori may have stabilised as have suicide deaths in Christchurch, which, like last year’s figures, are back to pre-earthquake levels.

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12 August, 2014

Government to review passport validity period

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced a review of the passport validity period including an independent review of passport security and a review of passport costs with a view to returning to 10-year passports.

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6 August, 2014

Increased returns to community from new gambling regulations

New regulations requiring gaming machine societies to increase the minimum they return to the community from Class 4 gaming machine (‘pokie’) takings come into effect on 4 September 2014, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

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5 August, 2014

Dunne Says Honesty Needed on Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has criticised ‘misleading and emotive’ statements on medicinal cannabis from pro-cannabis groups.

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5 August, 2014

Citizenship a ‘must’ for General Election candidates

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne is reminding all people intending to stand as candidates in this year’s General Election that they must be New Zealand citizens.

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31 July, 2014

Better government digital services on the way as plan approved

All government agencies now have a shared plan to deliver more and better digital public services. Eight agencies have been working together to implement Better Public Services Result 10 - making it easier for people to do business with government in the digital environment. Cabinet has now expanded that work to cover the whole State services and endorsed a Blueprint for the work as government policy.

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29 July, 2014

A better way to connect with government services

New Zealanders will now have easier, simpler access to government services with the launch of a new, cross-government website, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

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24 July, 2014

International Money transfers made easier by RealMe online identity verification service

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne welcomed the announcement by NZForex that it will use the RealMe service as a further endorsement of this increasingly successful government service. NZForex said that RealMe will improve the speed and convenience of making international money transfers.

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21 July, 2014

Online government services proving very popular with Kiwis

Digital Government services are continuing to be a hit with New Zealand families, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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21 July, 2014

Hon Peter Dunne to speak at 20th International AIDS Conference

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is to attend and address the Global Commission on Drug Policy special session at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne tomorrow. He has been invited to speak on New Zealand’s regulated approach to controlling psychoactive substances.

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9 July, 2014

Communities to benefit from $210 million of Lottery Grants Board funding

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board Hon Peter Dunne announced today over $210 million generated from Lottery profits will be available to support a wide range of local and national projects this year.

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7 July, 2014

Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC) appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three appointments to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

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30 June, 2014

New Medicines law amendments take effect today

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced changes introduced under the Medicines Amendment Act 2013 and the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Regulations 2014 broadening the scope for prescribing by nurse practitioners, optometrists and midwives that come into force tomorrow.

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19 June, 2014

GOVIS Keynote Address: Delivering at Pace - Government ICT Change from the Perspective of a Minister

We are about to make major, positive changes in the way citizens do business with government. The changes in customer service - and the ICT transformation needed to achieve this - represent the biggest reforms since the 1980s.

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18 June, 2014

Film and Literature Board of Review Reappointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Clare O’Leary, Michael Stephens and Eileen Swan as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review, for new one-year terms.

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29 May, 2014

Select Committee report on passport validity period

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has noted the Report from the Government Administration Select Committee on the validity period for New Zealand passports. The report is in response to the petition of Kyle Lockwood seeking the reintroduction of ten year passports for New Zealanders.

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29 May, 2014

Like Minds Like Mine Provider Seminar Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland, 29 May 2014

Passion, dedication, and innovation. Those three words describe the individuals and organisations represented in this room today.

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22 May, 2014

Government accepts Law Commission’s suicide reporting recommendations

Courts Minister Chester Borrows and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne announced today that the Government has agreed to the recommendations in the Law Commission’s recent report on suicide reporting.

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21 May, 2014

Budget 2014: Better access to NZ’s TV heritage

The TVNZ archive, including over 500,000 hours of original New Zealand television, is set to become much more accessible, Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne say.

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20 May, 2014

Gaming reforms will mean more money for community groups

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says changes to the gambling sector will see more money returned to communities, the tightening up of potential dishonest gaming activities and a reduction of red-tape.

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16 May, 2014

New Records Management Standard – simplifies recordkeeping

The new streamlined records management standard is simpler to use making it easier for public sector organisations to maintain and keep essential records, says Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Peter Dunne. Speaking at the launch of the standard Mr Dunne said good recordkeeping is essential for good government and the maintenance of accurate public records as legacy information.

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7 May, 2014

Speech: Day Two Legislative Openness Working Group, Indonesia

The New Zealand Government has a strong citizen centric focus, and is making strong achievements in its digital engagement and service delivery, in support of core Open Government principles.

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6 May, 2014

Address to Open Government Working Group, Indonesia

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Minister Kuntoro Mangkusubroto and signatories. New Zealand has a proud tradition of openness and transparency.

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3 May, 2014

Minister to represent New Zealand at Open Government Partnership

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne will attend the first Open Government Partnership (OGP) Asia Pacific regional meeting in Bali, Indonesia on 6 and 7 May. The OGP is an international group of countries aimed at fostering good governance and improving relations between citizens and their states, making member governments more open, accountable and responsive to citizens.

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27 April, 2014

All remaining legal highs to be withdrawn from sale

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced today that when parliament resumes the government will introduce and pass under urgency legislation removing from sale all remaining so called ‘legal highs’.

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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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