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4 August, 2015

PM pledges $11.7m for Cook Islands school rebuild

New Zealand will contribute up to $11.7 million towards rebuilding the Cook Islands’ national secondary school to mark 50 years of our association, Prime Minister John Key says.

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4 August, 2015

More hands-on support for rural communities

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say around 100 more people will be trained to help farming families across the country access the support they need.

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4 August, 2015

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Cabinet has agreed funding parameters that will ensure Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility is a multi-generational asset that meets the needs of Canterbury’s diverse elite, competitive and leisure sports sectors, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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4 August, 2015

Preventing falls crucial as population ages

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed new ACC initiatives aimed at reducing falls amongst older people.

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4 August, 2015

McCully to Kuala Lumpur for Asia-Pacific regional meetings

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Kuala Lumpur this week to attend the ASEAN-NZ Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum.

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4 August, 2015

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in the Philippines

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated the five Filipino’s who were awarded NZ ASEAN 40th awards at a ceremony in Manila last night.

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4 August, 2015

Improving results for Youth Guarantee learners

Tertiary Education Organisations have increased achievement rates across all sectors, particularly in course and qualification rates for students at Youth Guarantee Providers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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4 August, 2015

Strong response to financial advice laws consultation paper

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today said there has been a strong response from New Zealanders on the review of financial advice legislation.

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4 August, 2015

Bennett to visit Melbourne for ANZSOG Conference

Putting citizens at the centre of policy and using information to deliver results will be key themes of a Trans-Tasman conference on Government, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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3 August, 2015

Minister intends to introduce Māori Land Bill into the House early next year

The Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, intends to allow for more time to develop the Ture Whenua Māori Bill within an expanded work programme, which is aimed at fully realising the utilisation of Māori land.

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3 August, 2015

Appointments to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has made three appointments to the Board of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) that he says will boost the organisation’s ability to carry out complex investigations.

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3 August, 2015

PM to attend Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

Prime Minister John Key will attend Singapore’s National Day celebrations on 9 August, this year marking 50 years of Singaporean independence.

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3 August, 2015

PM announces honorary military appointments

Prime Minister John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

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3 August, 2015

Six NZ finalists in global tech awards

Communications Minister Amy Adams has acknowledged six New Zealand companies which have been selected as finalists in this year’s World Summit Awards for creativity and innovation in ICT.

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3 August, 2015

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner has welcomed the overwhelmingly positive response to the draft restoration plan for Victoria Square.

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3 August, 2015

Cook Islands Language Week celebrated

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Cook Islands Language Week.

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2 August, 2015

More housing support for vulnerable youth

Vulnerable young people needing a supportive and stable living environment will benefit from a new accommodation service, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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1 August, 2015

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal.

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31 July, 2015

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today.

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31 July, 2015

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce departs for the Philippines and Viet Nam on Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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31 July, 2015

Winston Churchill Fellows honoured

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is congratulating the fifteen New Zealanders who were honoured today at an awards ceremony for Fellows of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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31 July, 2015

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year.

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31 July, 2015

New Metroport Christchurch brings healthy competition

The opening of the new Metroport Christchurch will drive competition and innovation between ports in Canterbury, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says.

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31 July, 2015

NZ deeply concerned at Israeli settlements announcement

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply concerned at the announcement by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the immediate construction of 300 housing units in the settlement of Beit El and the additional approval of around 500 new housing units in East Jerusalem.

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31 July, 2015

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service.

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31 July, 2015

Opportunities for Māori in Manawatū-Whanganui

The Manawatū-Whanganui region has significant potential for growth, and this includes making greater use of Māori land, a new report on the region has found.

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31 July, 2015

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten and Community Education Hub

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the site of a new Community Education Hub in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, which will incorporate the relocated Pt Chevalier Kindergarten.

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31 July, 2015

Carrying Tasers a welcome move

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Mike Bush that all frontline first response staff will soon routinely carry Tasers.

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31 July, 2015

Aranui education vision takes shape

Education Minister Hekia Parata today planted a mānuka tree at the Aranui Community School site to mark the official start of construction.

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31 July, 2015

Report reveals Manawatū-Whanganui opportunities

The Manawatū-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found.

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