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29 October, 2013

Government notes Fonterra Inquiry Report

The Government today noted the release of the Fonterra Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate incident.

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29 October, 2013

Working Safer - Health and Safety Reform update

Labour Minister Simon Bridges has today given an update on the implementation of Working Safer, the Government’s health and safety reform package.

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29 October, 2013

Compliance Focus helps get it right in a changing world

In welcoming today’s launch of Inland Revenue’s Compliance Focus, Revenue Minister Todd McClay said that it is important for a strong economy that businesses, large and small, continue to receive the help they need to get it right.

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29 October, 2013

Marsden invests $59m for research projects

New Zealand’s top researchers have been awarded a record $59m in project funding from the Marsden fund over the next three years, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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29 October, 2013

US-NZ agree to build on defence co-operation

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel have agreed to extend co-operation on peacekeeping initiatives.

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28 October, 2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner boosts tourism

Associate Tourism Minister Chris Tremain today welcomed the introduction of China Southern Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to New Zealand.

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28 October, 2013

New social housing developments for Auckland

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced $16.7 million of Government funding for 87 new community social houses in Auckland.

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27 October, 2013

Defence Minister statement on Afghanistan incident

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says this incident highlights the reality of operations in Afghanistan.

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25 October, 2013

Minister to travel to Brisbane and Melbourne

Police Minister Anne Tolley is to travel to Brisbane and Melbourne from 28 - 31 October for meetings with Australian Police.

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25 October, 2013

Drive safely this Labour Weekend

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is reminding drivers to take care on the roads this long weekend.

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25 October, 2013

New Christchurch social housing developments

Three new social housing developments in Christchurch totalling 51 homes and an investment of $17.3 million were announced today by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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25 October, 2013

Coleman to visit Washington and London

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman will travel to Washington this weekend for bilateral talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on Monday.

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25 October, 2013

Extension for Port Hills property owners

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the outcome of this week’s Quake Outcasts hearing in the Court of Appeal will determine how CERA should address issues identified in the Port Hills zoning review, but that may take some time.

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25 October, 2013

McClay backs OECD action plan for taxing multinationals

An Inland Revenue report released today by Revenue Minister Todd McClay strongly endorses measures outlined in an OECD action plan dealing with the taxation of multinational companies in relation to base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) concerns among OECD member countries.

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25 October, 2013

Community helping stamp out third world disease

Health Minister Tony Ryall gathered with local schools and health professionals this morning at Ruapotaka Marae in Glen Innes for the official launch of the Auckland sore throat drop-in clinics.

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25 October, 2013

Joint Statement on Bilateral Relations and Cooperation

At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, HE Didier Burkhalter, visited Auckland, New Zealand, on 25 October 2013. This was Mr Burkhalter’s first visit to New Zealand, and the first by a Foreign Minister from Switzerland.

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25 October, 2013

Minimum family tax credit to rise next year

Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced that from 1 April next year, low-income working families who are eligible for the minimum family tax credit will receive an increase.

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25 October, 2013

Labour gets it wrong, creates more damage

By blundering into an emerging sex abuse case, Labour MP Sue Moroney is likely to create more damage.

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25 October, 2013

Complete PPP rebuild for maximum security wing

Corrections Minister Anne Tolley says that Auckland Prison’s maximum security wing is to be completely rebuilt to provide a secure, safe and modern facility which will deliver improved mental health services.

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24 October, 2013

Smith seeks apology after Speaker dismisses Tukituki complaint

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith says opposition parties owe him an apology for alleging he interfered in DOC’s decision-making over its submission on the Tukituki catchment project after Parliament’s Speaker today dismissed Labour’s breach of privileges complaint.

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24 October, 2013

Ministers welcome court decision on Bathurst

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges have welcomed the Environment Court’s decision to grant resource consents to Bathurst Resources for their Escarpment Mine on the West Coast of the South Island.

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24 October, 2013

Minister Ryall inspects Taupō Hospital upgrade

Health Minister Tony Ryall inspected the progress being made on the $13 million Taupō Hospital redevelopment today.

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24 October, 2013

Urgent amendment to Policing Act

Police Minister Anne Tolley says that an amendment to the Policing Act 2008 has been introduced into Parliament under urgency.

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24 October, 2013

Christchurch schools to get wireless capability

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced 57 Christchurch schools are set to get their wireless network upgraded as part of the national Schools Network Upgrade Project (SNUP).

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24 October, 2013

Canterbury tourism gets funding boost

Associate Tourism Minister Chris Tremain today announced a funding package to support the ongoing recovery of the tourism sector in Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region.

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24 October, 2013

Minister congratulates award winner

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o who won the Community Service/Social Enterprise section at the inaugural Women of Influence Awards.

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24 October, 2013

Exciting future for School Journal and other resources

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is very pleased that a New Zealand-owned provider has been confirmed by the Ministry of Education to take on the publication of the iconic School Journal and the Ready to Read series.

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24 October, 2013

Minister congratulates million dollar cash dogs

Customs Minister Maurice Williamson says four Customs cash detector dogs have found more than $1 million in undeclared or concealed cash during their first three months on the job.

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24 October, 2013

Crown Manager on right track

Local Government Minister Chris Tremain says Crown Manager Doug Martin is steering Christchurch’s building consent processes in the right direction.

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24 October, 2013

Pasifika students Power Up for success

Over 1600 Pasifika students, parents and family members have signed up to a new programme to boost the number of Pasifika students achieving NCEA.

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