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7 July, 2015

Strategy targets international investors

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced Cabinet approval of a new national strategy to attract more international business investment and increase growth across the country.

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7 July, 2015

Two new online assessment tools to lift numeracy and literacy

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched two new tools to help lift numeracy and literacy.

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6 July, 2015

Business compliance costs dropping

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

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6 July, 2015

Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today.

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1 July, 2015

Science Challenge focuses on natural disasters

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $19.6 million.

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30 June, 2015

Economic benefits from Cricket World Cup

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcome a PwC report which confirms the positive economic impact of co-hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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29 June, 2015

Appointments to REANNZ and Science Board

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a number of board appointments and reappointments.

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29 June, 2015

Appointments to Tertiary Education Commission board

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three appointments to the Tertiary Education Commission board.

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29 June, 2015

New Chairs for three Crown Research Institutes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a number of appointments and reappointments to the boards of the seven Crown Research Institutes (CRIs), which carry out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand.

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29 June, 2015

Joyce to speak at Australia Major Projects Symposium

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is in Sydney today to speak at the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Major Projects Symposium to promote New Zealand as an investment destination.

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18 June, 2015

$376k for international education growth

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced $376,325 of co-funding for ten new growth initiatives for the international education sector.

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17 June, 2015

International education growing well

The number of international students enrolled to study in New Zealand grew 13 per cent last year, the highest level since 2004, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.

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16 June, 2015

New AOG vehicles contract to save $10 million a year

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has today announced a new panel of suppliers to the All-of-Government vehicles contract, effective from 1 July.

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16 June, 2015

$3m to boost NZ marketing offshore

$3 million will be invested in marketing New Zealand exporters to the world through the New Zealand Story programme and the Rugby World Cup in the UK later this year, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

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15 June, 2015

NZTE Board appointments announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced new appointments and reappointments to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Board.

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15 June, 2015

$3.2 million for natural hazards projects

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced $3.2 million in funding for 13 new research projects under the Natural Hazards Research Platform.

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11 June, 2015

Start-up hub opens in Chch Innovation Precinct

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today opened an innovation hub to support new and emerging businesses in Christchurch’s Innovation Precinct.

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3 June, 2015

First seven Hi-tech start-ups from new tech incubators

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

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2 June, 2015

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

The first Prime Minister’s Scholarships for 2015 to study at top Asian institutions have been awarded to 140 New Zealand students.

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28 May, 2015

$1 million to connect Kiwis with science

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the successful applicants for the $1 million Unlocking Curious Minds Contestable fund.

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26 May, 2015

Revised NZICC design gets green light

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government and SkyCity have agreed a revised preliminary design for the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).

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21 May, 2015

Further $113m boost for tertiary education, skills

Budget 2015 will provide a further $112.3 million of operating funding over four years and $1 million of capital funding to invest in knowledge and skills to grow New Zealand’s economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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21 May, 2015

$25m funding for Regional Research Institutes

Budget 2015 allows for up to $25 million over three years to support the establishment of new privately led Regional Research Institutes, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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21 May, 2015

$12.1m for NZ Business Number

The Budget provides further funding of $12.1 million for the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) initiative, which provides a unique identifier for businesses to use in their interactions with government agencies and each other.

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19 May, 2015

$5m new funding for forestry research partnership

The Government will invest $5 million over seven years in a research partnership to increase the competitiveness of the forestry sector, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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15 May, 2015

2015 ICT report reveals growing industry strength

The strength of New Zealand’s ICT sector has been revealed in a new report released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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12 May, 2015

Bay of Plenty set for good growth

The Bay of Plenty region and its industries could grow substantially thanks to its resource, population, location and climate advantages, a newly published report reveals.

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7 May, 2015

Four more Centres of Research Excellence Funded

Four more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) have been selected by the Tertiary Education Commission at the end of the second round of CoREs funding.

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6 May, 2015

NZTE International Growth Fund changes following evaluation

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced changes designed to strengthen government investment in developing New Zealand’s export sector via the International Growth Fund.

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6 May, 2015

Strong Job Growth Continues

The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows ongoing job growth in the New Zealand economy, while a record labour market participation rate kept the unemployment level steady at 5.8% in the March quarter.

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