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27 March, 2015

Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth.

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26 March, 2015

Entries open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is encouraging senior managers, executives and business owners who want to expand their international expertise to apply for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

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13 March, 2015

1600 jobs on offer at Brisbane job fair

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have welcomed news that 30 Kiwi employers are travelling to Brisbane to hold on-the-spot interviews for the 1600 jobs that are on offer at this weekend’s job fair.

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12 March, 2015

Strong economic performance in Northland

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of the latest regional gross domestic product (GDP) figures, which show the Northland economy grew 7.8 percent in 2014 - the region’s highest annual rate since 2007.

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11 March, 2015

GDP figures show growth in all NZ regions

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the latest regional gross domestic product (GDP) data release, which shows that all regional economies in New Zealand have grown in the last 12 months.

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10 March, 2015

Health Research Council review underway

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman say the Government is keen to optimise the role of the Health Research Council (HRC).

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10 March, 2015

Better by Design celebrates 10 years

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the opening of the 2015 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Better by Design CEO Summit.

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5 March, 2015

Major Events Fund supports ‘The Pioneer’

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) will invest up to $1.2 million over three years in a new South Island-based mountain bike stage race called The Pioneer.

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4 March, 2015

‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge launched

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6 million.

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28 February, 2015

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans of defaulters in Australia.

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25 February, 2015

New appointments to Marsden Fund Council

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of three new members to the Marsden Fund Council.

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19 February, 2015

Education agreement signed with UAE

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the signing of an education agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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19 February, 2015

Workforce skills target lifted

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the Government is revising the workforce skills target to 60 per cent of 25–34 year olds having a qualification at Level 4 or above by 2018.

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19 February, 2015

Progress on reducing compliance costs

The Government’s Better Public Services for Business (Result 9) programme shows an improvement in reported performance by government agencies, Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce says.

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18 February, 2015

Major Events Fund supports Crankworx Festival

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government is investing $420,000 from the Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) in the 2015 and 2016 Crankworx Rotorua Mountain Bike Festivals.

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15 February, 2015

SkyCity to amend design of NZICC

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government and SkyCity have reached agreement on the next stages of the International Convention Centre (NZICC) project.

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12 February, 2015

New initiatives to help Kiwis connect with science

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced two pilot initiatives to lift New Zealanders’ engagement with science and technology.

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11 February, 2015

NZ signs education agreement with Qatar

Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment Minister, Steven Joyce, has welcomed the signing of an agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with Qatar.

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10 February, 2015

Education Amendment Bill passes third reading

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the passing of the Education Amendment Bill (No 2).

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4 February, 2015

Study lays out Northland opportunities

The Northland region has significant untapped economic potential and its industries could grow substantially thanks to its resource-based advantages, a newly-published report reveals.

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4 February, 2015

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in the last year.

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3 February, 2015

Funding round targets ed-tech expansion

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced the Government will invest almost $450,000 in co-funding through Education New Zealand towards 12 new growth initiatives in the international education industry.

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29 January, 2015

$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network.

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22 January, 2015

New AoG contract for advertising media

Government agencies are now able to access further savings when it comes to purchasing advertising media, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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21 January, 2015

International education now worth $2.85 billion

International education continues to be a star performer in New Zealand’s export-led growth according to latest data, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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20 January, 2015

2015 Occupation Outlook App released

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows students and their families to easily compare the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers and help them make good study choices, both in tertiary education and at senior secondary school level.

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16 January, 2015

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese Government’s most prestigious science prize for his work in grasslands seed development.

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16 January, 2015

End-of-Year process positive for Novopay

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, is encouraged by latest figures that show the error rate for the schools payroll is continuing to reduce.

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13 January, 2015

Report shows agritech exports worth $1.2b

New Zealand’s agritechnology exports are worth approximately $1.2 billion annually, and there is a big opportunity to grow them further according to the latest research into the sector, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said today.

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19 December, 2014

Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodged

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed SkyCity’s planned submission today of a resource consent application for the construction of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).

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