The Government is investing $312,500 from the Major Events Development Fund to support the hosting of the 2017 Women’s Hockey World League Final in Auckland, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed the first investment by Crown Irrigation Investment Ltd, with draft terms agreed for $6.5 million towards the Central Plains Water scheme in Canterbury announced today.
Work to deliver a significant improvement in broadband services for Chatham Islanders will start almost immediately, following the signing of a $2.48 million contract between the Government and TeamTalk Ltd.
Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced an additional $170,000 for two new specialist Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention (EANP) services, one in Wairoa and one in Rotorua which will also cover Kawerau.
Police Minister Anne Tolley and Customs Minister Maurice Williamson have announced that New Zealand’s drug enforcement relationship with China is being strengthened to help identify organised criminals in China and reduce the supply of precursors and methamphetamine into this country.
People in Wellington, Porirua and the Kapiti Coast will benefit from a new online system enabling doctors in emergency departments and after hours practices to view a summary of patients’ recent GP records.
The 2012/13 Resource Management Survey shows the Government’s first phase of RMA reforms aimed at improving consenting processes are paying off, however further reform of our planning frameworks is still required.