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19 September, 2014

Minister acknowledges departing chief executive

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall has acknowledged Mark Ford following his retirement as Watercare Services chief executive.

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19 September, 2014

NZ Whaling resolution passes

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the International Whaling Commission’s passing of a New Zealand resolution enshrining the International Court of Justice’s decision on Japanese whaling.

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18 September, 2014

NZ welcomes Fiji’s return to the polls

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated the people of Fiji following their first democratic elections since 2006.

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18 September, 2014

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the company’s remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the company’s mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises Minister Tony Ryall say.

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18 September, 2014

Bay residents to get cancer care closer to home

Around 500 Bay of Plenty residents a year will now be able to have their cancer treatment closer to home rather than making a 3 hour round trip to the cancer centre in Hamilton.

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17 September, 2014

Measles outbreak over

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the end of the recent measles outbreak in New Zealand.

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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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17 September, 2014

Students to share their views on older people

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has announced an essay competition for primary school students aimed at understanding youth attitudes towards older people.

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16 September, 2014

Celebrating women’s right to vote

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has celebrated the 121st anniversary of women’s suffrage with an event recognising women leaders in innovation.

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16 September, 2014

$3 million upgrade for Mount Cook road

The completed $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook was officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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15 September, 2014

PM responds to incorrect surveillance claims

Prime Minister John Key tonight corrected misinformation that has been put in the public domain concerning the operations of the Government Communications Security Bureau.

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15 September, 2014

Prime Minister responds to alleged email

Prime Minister John Key says he stands by his statements that he did not know about Dotcom until the day before the raid took place on his property in January 2012.

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15 September, 2014

$90,000 for kea conservation

The Government is providing $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund to support the Kea Conservation Trust, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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15 September, 2014

Next section of Western Corridor underway

Work got underway this morning on the fourth of six sections of Christchurch’s Western Corridor motorway, with the first sod turned by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee for the Johns Road section from The Groynes to Sawyers Arms Road.

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12 September, 2014

New Auckland Special Housing Areas to deliver 8000 more homes

A fourth tranche of 17 Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that would yield more than 8000 additional new homes across Auckland was today announced by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

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12 September, 2014

Cabinet approves in-between travel settlement

A proposed settlement has been agreed that will lead to home support workers getting paid for the time they spend traveling between clients.

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12 September, 2014

NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria.

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11 September, 2014

Council ratification marks further progress

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed Christchurch City Council’s ratification of the Christchurch Housing Accord which will enable further housing initiatives to assist the city’s recovery.

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11 September, 2014

Four new Partnership Schools to open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015.

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11 September, 2014

$139m investment in new research programmes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that $139 million over six years will be invested in new science research programmes.

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11 September, 2014

The number of GP trainees continues to grow

The number of doctors practising in New Zealand will continue to grow as record numbers of graduates have signed up for GP training next year says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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9 September, 2014

New Zealand Samoans gearing up for game

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is welcoming the official announcement of the All Blacks vs Samoa game in Apia next July 8 and says the local Samoan community are already preparing to attend en masse.

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9 September, 2014

$3m upgrade for Ngaio School

Ngaio Primary School will receive a major property upgrade worth almost $3.3 million, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says.

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9 September, 2014

All Blacks to play in Apia

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the announcement that the All Blacks have set a date to play Manu Samoa in Apia in 2015.

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9 September, 2014

NZ supports Pacific disaster risk management

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye today announced a new partnership aimed at helping Pacific Island nations prepare for and manage natural disasters.

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9 September, 2014

Subbies to get better protection for payment

Subcontractors owed money are to get better protection for payment for work done in changes to the Construction Contracts Act approved by Government, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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8 September, 2014

Adult Learners’ Week celebrates women in trades

Women’s Affairs Minister Jo Goodhew has focused on the increasing number of women entering trades as she officially opened Adult Learners’ Week, He Tangata Mātauranga.

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8 September, 2014

Transmission Gully finally underway

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee says Wellingtonians will be delighted that after nearly a century in the making, work on the long-awaited Transmission Gully road is now officially underway.

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7 September, 2014

Horowhenua Ōtaki Children’s Team underway

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is welcoming the establishment of New Zealand’s third Children’s Team, in the Horowhenua and Ōtaki region.

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7 September, 2014

New marine reserves on West Coast opened

Five new marine reserves were officially opened today by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation.

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