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4 December, 2014

Improved access to mental health services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest report on mental health services in New Zealand shows improvements in access to care.

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4 December, 2014

Inland Revenue – making tax simple

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue winning best Government website for the 8th time in the NetGuide Awards this week is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to make tax simple.

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4 December, 2014

ICT Graduate Schools move one step closer

Six groups have been invited to submit full proposals to operate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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4 December, 2014

More kids off to a great start in education

Education Minister Hekia Parata says more kids are getting the best start to school, with early childhood education participation at its highest ever level.

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4 December, 2014

Minister visits construction of Kapiti Expressway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges was today joined by Hon Nathan Guy, MP for Ōtaki, and project staff to mark the one year anniversary of construction starting on the MacKays to Peka Peka Expressway on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington.

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4 December, 2014

Driver licensing system to be reviewed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced a review of parts of New Zealand’s driver licensing system.

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4 December, 2014

Survey reveals Kiwis’ attitudes to science

A new survey has revealed the relevance of science and technology to Kiwis’ lives, with 90 per cent of respondents agreeing on the importance of studying those subjects at school.

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4 December, 2014

Govt continuing to support data acquisition

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says the Government’s planned investment of $8 million to acquire new aeromagnetic and petroleum data will greatly contribute to our understanding of geological prospectivity in New Zealand.

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4 December, 2014

Back office numbers stay down

State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed today’s half-yearly capping report, showing the number of administrative roles in the core public service remain below the cap and are forecast to stay at that level.

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4 December, 2014

Māori Language Advisory Group to provide independent advice to the Minister

The Minister for Māori Development is pleased to announce the establishment of a Māori Language Advisory Group to provide independent and expert advice on the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill.

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4 December, 2014

NZ Volunteers lead OECD in generosity

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is driving a call for recognition of those 429,000 volunteers who give up their time every week for their community.

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4 December, 2014

Prestigious design award for Blueprint firms

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has congratulated members of the consortium that developed the Blueprint for central Christchurch on receiving a prestigious international honour.

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3 December, 2014

Minister welcomes secondary principals’ vote

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the vote from secondary school principals on two key elements of the Investing in Educational Success initiative.

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3 December, 2014

NZ cements reputation for low corruption

New Zealand remains one of the top countries in the world for low levels of perceived corruption, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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3 December, 2014

Ministers congratulate Attitude Award winners

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga and Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner today congratulated the winners of the Attitude Awards, being held on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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3 December, 2014

Canterbury Engineering the Future project welcomed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the announcement of an immediate start to the Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF) construction project as good news for the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and New Zealand.

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3 December, 2014

Another industry signs up for biosecurity partnership

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed Pipfruit New Zealand onboard as the third industry to join the Government’s biosecurity partnership.

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3 December, 2014

Honouring outstanding young people in care

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today congratulated the 19 young recipients of the 2014 William Wallace awards.

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3 December, 2014

Celebrating New Zealand’s sports volunteers

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says it is important to recognise the role of sports volunteers as part of celebrating International Volunteer Day on Friday.

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3 December, 2014

New $2 million fund to grow young entrepreneurs

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today launched the ‘Youth Enterprise Fund’, aimed at helping today’s young people become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.

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3 December, 2014

Technology helping disabled people

Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an opportunity to celebrate New Zealand’s work with disabled people and look forward to what we can achieve in the future.

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3 December, 2014

IRD doubles number of fraudsters caught

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says Inland Revenue has doubled the number of people caught committing tax fraud in 2014, compared to the previous year.

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2 December, 2014

Plain English Tax Panel disestablished

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has today announced that the Rewrite Advisory Panel of public and private sector tax experts has been disestablished.

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2 December, 2014

2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most prestigious annual science awards.

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2 December, 2014

Ten year anniversary for Gas Industry Company

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has congratulated the Gas Industry Company (GIC) on ten years of successful operation as a regulator in the downstream gas sector in New Zealand.

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2 December, 2014

PM welcomes report back of security Bill

Prime Minister John Key today welcomed the report back of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill, which has been strengthened by the select committee process.

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2 December, 2014

Minister congratulates Dunedin on UNESCO City of Literature status

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated Dunedin on becoming the first New Zealand city to be internationally recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature.

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2 December, 2014

Minister welcomes oil announcement

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the news that a new oil well has gone into production in Taranaki.

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2 December, 2014

New Ambassador to Chile announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced diplomat Jacqui Caine as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Chile.

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1 December, 2014

Minister takes up last opportunity to see Alice

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today took one of the last opportunities to visit Alice, the world’s tenth largest tunnel boring machine, that is building the twin road tunnels at Waterview, and will soon disappear back underground to complete the second tunnel.

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