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3 September, 2015

$96.5 million for new science research programmes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today announced funding for 48 new science research programmes, for a total investment of $96.5 million over the next four years.

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31 August, 2015

Minister welcomes Queenstown research week

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed the commencement of the 2015 Queenstown Research Week.

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31 August, 2015

Regional airline competition welcomed

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have this morning welcomed increased competition in the regional aviation market.

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28 August, 2015

Minister welcomes Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce has today welcomed a report which will provide the building blocks for a strong and vital economic future across the Canterbury region.

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25 August, 2015

Proposed merger of two Bay of Plenty polytechnics opens for public consultation

Public consultation on the proposed merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) and the Waiariki Institute of Technology has been opened today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

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21 August, 2015

NZ’s largest snow sport event gets underway

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome today’s opening of the fourth Winter Games New Zealand in Queenstown.

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20 August, 2015

Broadband rollout supporting regional growth

High speed broadband and mobile connectivity is supporting regional growth and innovation across New Zealand, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams say.

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20 August, 2015

Tertiary Education Institution council members reappointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced 15 reappointments to six Tertiary Education Institution councils. These include appointments to three newly-reconstituted university councils, and three leadership positions at institute of technology or polytechnic councils.

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19 August, 2015

Dairy diversification opportunities in SE Asia

Growing consumer demand in South East Asia offers plenty of opportunity for the New Zealand dairy industry to increase its exports of consumer-ready products into the region, a new report shows.

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17 August, 2015

Public consultation opens on proposed merger of two Canterbury Polytechnics

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today opened public consultation on the proposed merger of Aoraki Polytechnic and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

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13 August, 2015

Global procurement deal takes effect today

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed New Zealand’s accession to the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), which came into effect today.

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12 August, 2015

Strong demand for student R&D grants

More than 200 future Kiwi innovators and 126 hi-tech companies will be able to benefit from research and development student grants announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

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5 August, 2015

NZ-Viet Nam education relationship set to grow

Education collaboration between New Zealand and Viet Nam is set to grow following the signing this afternoon of a renewed Education Co-operation Arrangement.

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5 August, 2015

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New Zealanders in work than a year ago.

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4 August, 2015

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in the Philippines

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated the five Filipino’s who were awarded NZ ASEAN 40th awards at a ceremony in Manila last night.

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4 August, 2015

Improving results for Youth Guarantee learners

Tertiary Education Organisations have increased achievement rates across all sectors, particularly in course and qualification rates for students at Youth Guarantee Providers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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31 July, 2015

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce departs for the Philippines and Viet Nam on Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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31 July, 2015

Report reveals Manawatu-Whanganui opportunities

The Manawatu-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found.

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30 July, 2015

NZVIF board appointment announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of David Flacks to the board of the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Ltd (NZVIF).

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30 July, 2015

$200 million repaid through overseas student loan borrowers scheme

Overseas-based Kiwis with student loans have collectively repaid more than $200 million in additional repayments towards their outstanding balances through the overseas-based borrowers initiative, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.

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28 July, 2015

Government drive to lift regulatory quality

Greater use of exposure drafts of new laws, stronger expectations and reviews of crown regulators, and more transparent cost recovery practices, are among changes announced to improve New Zealand’s regulatory system by Regulatory Reform Minister Steven Joyce.

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27 July, 2015

Reappointments to Education Payroll Limited Board

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce has today announced two reappointments to the board of Education Payroll Limited.

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23 July, 2015

Early successes for new Screen Production Grant

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry today announced the results of the first review of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG).

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22 July, 2015

Callaghan Innovation board appointments

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of Alan (Al) Monro to the Callaghan Innovation Board.

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22 July, 2015

Successful first year for hi-tech start-ups

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed a successful first year for innovative start-ups receiving repayable grants from the new technology incubators funded through Callaghan Innovation.

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20 July, 2015

First two new tertiary councils formed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced the first two tertiary councils to be established under changes to the Education Act.

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17 July, 2015

Labour re-announces Government announcement

Acting Minister of Finance Steven Joyce has congratulated Labour Party Leader Andrew Little on finally announcing his first “new” policy after eight months in the job, although unfortunately for Labour it’s a cut and paste of a previous Government announcement.

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16 July, 2015

ICT Graduate Schools announced in Auckland and Christchurch

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the successful hosts of the first two new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools to be established in Auckland and Christchurch.

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15 July, 2015

Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships awarded

Twelve senior executives and business owners have been given the opportunity to attend the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

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14 July, 2015

WTO procurement agreement opens up the world for Kiwi companies

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced that New Zealand has finalised its accession to the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and it will come into effect next month.

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