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31 August, 2015

Regional airline competition welcomed

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have this morning welcomed increased competition in the regional aviation market.

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31 August, 2015

Tonga Language Week celebrated

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Tonga Language Week 2015.

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31 August, 2015

Minister welcomes Money Week 2015

Empowering people to be better with money is the key focus for Money Week, says Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.

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30 August, 2015

Worldwide reputation at the border recognised

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says positive results from Customs’ passenger and commercial satisfaction surveys confirm New Zealand’s already strong worldwide reputation for efficiency at the border.

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29 August, 2015

Minister opens papakāinga near Tauranga

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell will open six new flats at Tahuwhakatiki marae, in Mount Maunganui today.

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28 August, 2015

Healthy Families NZ launched in Waitakere

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Waitakere in West Auckland.

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28 August, 2015

Minister opens South Island’s first Urban Cycleways

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has opened the first South Island cycleways to be funded by the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme in Christchurch today.

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28 August, 2015

Manukau Court’s $51m court upgrade complete

Justice Minister Amy Adams today opened the upgraded Manukau District Courthouse after a $51 million makeover that future-proofs one of the country’s busiest courthouses.

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28 August, 2015

Cook Islands to benefit from Tropic Twilight

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced that this year’s Tropic twilight Exercise will be conducted in the northern Cook Islands atolls of Penrhyn and Manihiki.

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28 August, 2015

Minister welcomes Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy

Minister for Economic Development Steven Joyce has today welcomed a report which will provide the building blocks for a strong and vital economic future across the Canterbury region.

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28 August, 2015

PM announces further funding for Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced a further $935,000 will be invested to help complete the Alps 2 Ocean cycle trail.

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28 August, 2015

Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway begins

Construction of the Huntly section of the $2.1 billion Waikato Expressway has begun with Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, turning the first sod today.

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28 August, 2015

Bay of Plenty place names corrected

Land Information Minister Louise Upston has today announced her decision to correct the spelling of 12 place and feature names in the Opotiki District.

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27 August, 2015

Health and Safety Bill a major step forward

Today’s passing of the Health and Safety Reform Bill marks a major step in addressing New Zealand’s unacceptable workplace death and injury toll, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.

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27 August, 2015

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September.

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27 August, 2015

Terms of Reference agreed for Auckland

The Government has today signed a Terms of Reference with Auckland Council, setting out how central and local government will work together to agree on an approach to develop the city’s transport system.

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27 August, 2015

Good progress continuing under Housing Accord

Eleven new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1600 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.

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27 August, 2015

Next Ambassador to Argentina announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat Raylene Liufalani as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Argentina.

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27 August, 2015

Minister announces investigation

Māori Development Māori Te Ururoa Flavell announced today that he will direct a ministerial investigation into the affairs of Aupōuri Māori Trust Board, under section 33 of the Māori Trust Boards Act 1955.

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27 August, 2015

Traders benefiting from online registration

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says the rapid uptake of an online service helping customs brokers meet border requirements for imports and exports has far exceeded expectations.

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27 August, 2015

Rheumatic fever rates drop 24 per cent

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says national rheumatic fever rates have dropped significantly.

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27 August, 2015

Original waiata wins Supreme Award

A Year 8 student who composed and sung his own waiata has won the Supreme Award for a school competition honouring the 28th (Māori) Battalion, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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27 August, 2015

Māori Technology Scholarship to change lives

Māori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell, welcomes a new initiative to encourage more Māori into the Information Technology sector today.

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27 August, 2015

First new houses at Fenchurch opened

A milestone in the first phase of the long-term plans of the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) was reached today with Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith opening the first completed homes as part of the Fenchurch neighbourhood regeneration project at Glen Innes, Auckland.

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27 August, 2015

Competing interests balanced in changes to anti-dumping laws

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today announced that a test will be introduced into New Zealand’s anti-dumping regime to better balance consumer interests with those of the manufacturers threatened by dumped imports.

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27 August, 2015

War on Weeds begins

New Zealanders will be encouraged to roll up their sleeves and join forces to fight against invasive weeds in a new campaign launched today by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry.

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27 August, 2015

Views sought on 21st century content regulation

Justice, Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has released a discussion document looking at whether policy and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose in the current New Zealand media landscape.

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27 August, 2015

Govt launches Green Paper to explore digital convergence

Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today launched a Green Paper and work programme outlining the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a converged world.

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27 August, 2015

Minister welcomes State of Care report

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the State of Care report from the Children’s Commissioner provides a valuable resource for the independent expert panel leading a radical overhaul of Child, Youth and Family.

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26 August, 2015

Review aims to optimise palliative care services

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a review into palliative care services aims to further enhance the care accessed by thousands of New Zealanders and their families each year.

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