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17 November, 2014

NZ steps up support for fight against Ebola

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Minister Murray McCully have outlined further support from New Zealand to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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17 November, 2014

Statement on the resignation of Roger Sutton

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s disappointed by the events which have led to the resignation today of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.

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17 November, 2014

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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17 November, 2014

Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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17 November, 2014

Marlborough Children’s Team now live

Today the Marlborough Children’s Team begins working with local families for the first time, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

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15 November, 2014

New Zealand-Korea FTA negotiations conclude

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the announcement on the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Republic of Korea on a Free Trade Agreement.

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15 November, 2014

NZ and Korea complete Free Trade Agreement

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

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15 November, 2014

Minister marks C Company House opening

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated all those who worked to establish the C Company Memorial House which opened in Gisborne today.

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14 November, 2014

Chancellor’s visit highlights science alliance

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed today’s announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a Memorandum of Understanding between Auckland University’s Bio-engineering Institute and Germany’s Fraunhofer.

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14 November, 2014

Joint Press Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel

In our meeting today in Auckland we reaffirmed the close and long-standing relations between our two countries, building on the 60 years of diplomatic relations which we celebrated just last year.

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14 November, 2014

Prime Minister to attend G20 Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister John Key is attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit as an invited guest and will travel to Brisbane tomorrow.

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14 November, 2014

$200,000 Youth Fund supports 47 projects

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced the successful applicants for Youth Fund 2015.

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14 November, 2014

Gallipoli 2015 tickets reallocated

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says the second tranche of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot is underway, with just over 300 double passes to next year’s Anzac Day commemorations reallocated this week.

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14 November, 2014

More screening & resources to combat diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more Kiwis are being screened for diabetes, and more support is being offered to those living with the condition.

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14 November, 2014

Sparking the conversation on Child Abuse

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley this morning adopted her Buddy Day “Buddy” called Poppy at the launch in Wellington.

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14 November, 2014

Oil and gas Block Offer 2015 consultation begins

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2015 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits.

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14 November, 2014

Government and NZRL join forces for families

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced a partnership with New Zealand Rugby League to improve the education, health and wellbeing of thousands of young people and families.

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13 November, 2014

Cross-agency Ebola exercise a success

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says New Zealand is prepared to respond to a range of potential scenarios involving Ebola, with a table-top exercise held in Wellington today as part of ongoing readiness activities.

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13 November, 2014

Go-ahead for first Central City transport projects

Christchurch has taken the first steps towards a modern central city transport network that works for all kinds of travel.

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13 November, 2014

James Cook Research Fellowships awarded

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipients of this year’s James Cook Research Fellowships.

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13 November, 2014

NZ upgrades diplomatic mission in Myanmar

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand has upgraded its diplomatic mission in Yangon, Myanmar to a full Embassy.

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13 November, 2014

OECD report highlights importance of RMA reform

New Zealand’s ranking in a just-published report as 28th of 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in terms of the burden to the economy due to environmental policies highlights the importance of reforming the Resource Management Act, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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13 November, 2014

Minister welcomes ASB Community Trust insulation partnership

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the ASB Community Trust contribution to funding the insulation of houses in Auckland, as part of the Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes programme, is an important example of partnership between Government and community organisations.

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13 November, 2014

Minister commends Police efforts to find prisoner

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse today acknowledged the combined efforts of New Zealand and international Police to find and capture absconded prisoner Phillip John Smith (Traynor) overnight.

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12 November, 2014

PM opens NZ Consulate-General in Chengdu

Prime Minister John Key today opened the New Zealand Consulate-General in the Western Chinese city of Chengdu.

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12 November, 2014

Minister commends Karapiro clean-up

Land Information Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the removal of aquatic hornwort from Lake Karapiro, saying it will enhance the health of this nationally significant lake.

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12 November, 2014

Minister witnesses $120 million deal to NZ company

Less than nine months after the Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a landmark MOU between Pacific Aerospace and Beijing Automotive Group, Trade Minister Tim Groser was present for the delivery of the first two of 53 aircraft as part of agreements worth $120 million to Hamilton-based company, Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL).

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12 November, 2014

Innovative eHealth idea wins $10,000

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the winner of a challenge to find innovative IT ideas to improve health services.

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12 November, 2014

Better air connections with the Philippines

Air links between New Zealand and the Philippines are set to improve with the signing today of an air services arrangement, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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11 November, 2014

Traynor’s passport recalled

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today the Department of Internal Affairs has recalled the passport of prisoner Phillip John Smith, issued in the name of Phillip John Traynor, under S.10 of the Passport Act 1992.

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