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21 April, 2015

Field of Remembrance established

Education Minister Hekia Parata today helped students at Titahi Bay’s Ngāti Toa School establish a Field of Remembrance as part of a nationwide project to highlight the service and sacrifice of young New Zealanders during World War One.

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21 April, 2015

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.

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21 April, 2015

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s Student Hub.

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21 April, 2015

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say the Greens have got it wrong on free under 13s doctor visits.

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21 April, 2015

Request for Ellis Commission of Inquiry declined

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person.

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21 April, 2015

New process for red zone Crown offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

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21 April, 2015

Positive Ageing Strategy report released

The value of older people to New Zealand has been spelled out in a new report released today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry.

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20 April, 2015

Three NZ-China research projects announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Co-operation in Wellington by announcing three new joint research projects between the two countries.

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20 April, 2015

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

Public feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of the illicit trade in tobacco products.

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20 April, 2015

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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20 April, 2015

New code to put victims first

Justice Minister Amy Adams says a new draft Victims Code of Rights will help to ensure victims are better informed and put them at the heart of the justice system.

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19 April, 2015

Minister to promote NZ’s renewable advantage

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges will be promoting New Zealand’s world-leading renewable energy expertise at an international conference in Melbourne this week.

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19 April, 2015

Bennett to honour New Zealand’s sacrifice in France

State Services Minister Paula Bennett leaves today to represent the Government at World War One commemorations being held at sites significant to New Zealand on the Western Front in France.

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18 April, 2015

Jewelled geckos returned to New Zealand

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says the return of two illicitly taken native jewelled geckos to New Zealand shores sends a clear message that wildlife crime will not be tolerated.

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18 April, 2015

Climate Change Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris.

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17 April, 2015

Disability support services data released

Data released today about the use of Ministry of Health-funded disability support services will help ensure that disabled New Zealanders are receiving the best services, says Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga.

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17 April, 2015

Translations boost Enduring Power of Attorney campaign

Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry has launched a new range of multilingual resources to help New Zealanders protect their future with an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA).

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17 April, 2015

LINZ encourages mapping innovation

Land Information Minister Louise Upston says a new approach to mapping will encourage Kiwis to find innovative uses for information about our land.

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17 April, 2015

Project to future-proof our biosecurity system

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has launched a new project which will further strengthen and future-proof New Zealand’s biosecurity system.

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17 April, 2015

Melbourne job fair this weekend

The final event in the current New Zealand job fair series in Australia will take place in Melbourne this weekend, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston announced today.

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17 April, 2015

Ministers praise $120m methamphetamine busts

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated agencies for the latest successful drug-related operation targeting the production and supply of methamphetamine in Auckland.

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17 April, 2015

Minister launches Healthy Families East Cape

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families East Cape at Te Poho o Rawiri Marae in Gisborne.

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17 April, 2015

Quarterly benefit figures lowest since 2009

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says the latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves and welfare reforms continue to support families.

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17 April, 2015

Pora lodges notification of a claim for compensation

Justice Minister Amy Adams has received a letter from the lawyers for Teina Pora formally notifying her of a claim for compensation for “wrongful conviction and imprisonment”.

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16 April, 2015

NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the United Nations Security Council’s resolution on Yemen and called for the resumption of political dialogue between all parties involved in the conflict.

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16 April, 2015

Government continues to back central city

The Government is continuing to back the recovery of central Christchurch, with about 350 public servants to relocate into a major new development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and State Services Minister Paula Bennett have announced.

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16 April, 2015

Offshore online racing and sports betting under spotlight

A working group has been appointed to shed some light on the growth of New Zealanders engaging in offshore online racing and sports betting, Racing Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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16 April, 2015

Prime Minister to lead trade mission to Gulf States

Prime Minister John Key will lead an 18-member New Zealand business delegation to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait from 26 April to 1 May.

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16 April, 2015

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced eight council appointments to five tertiary education institutions, which include three new council members.

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16 April, 2015

$112M Gateway to Christchurch underway

Transport Minister Simon Bridges joined the Prime Minister today in turning the first sod for Christchurch’s $112 million gateway roading project that will provide better, safer links throughout greater Christchurch.

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