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19 November, 2014

Minister welcomes appointment of John Ombler

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of CERA.

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19 November, 2014

Minister visiting the United States and Canada

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee travels today to the United States and Canada for calls at the United Nations in New York, attendance at the Halifax International Security Forum, and a bilateral visit to Washington, including a meeting with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

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19 November, 2014

Nurse's IT innovation improves arthritis care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an innovative IT programme is enabling arthritis patients at the Hutt Valley DHB to self-monitor in the community, freeing up hospital resources for the sickest patients.

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19 November, 2014

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

Scholarships have been awarded to 160 top students from around the country to study at Asian institutions next year under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia programme.

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19 November, 2014

Path to Nationhood history app launched

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has today launched a free app to help people explore New Zealand’s early history.

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18 November, 2014

More homes coming on board for Christchurch social housing tenants

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is impressed with Housing New Zealand’s progress in building, redeveloping and repairing properties in Christchurch following a visit to the city today.

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18 November, 2014

Dunne to attend high needs health care symposium in Washington DC

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne heads for Washington DC today to attend the Commonwealth Fund’s 17th International Symposium on Health Care Policy.

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18 November, 2014

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to be based in Kuala Lumpur.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to Indonesia announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named career diplomat Trevor Matheson as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Indonesia.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Philippines.

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18 November, 2014

Broadband uptake exceeds ten per cent

Connections to broadband have accelerated by nearly forty per cent over the past quarter as more households, businesses and schools are able to join the fibre network.

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18 November, 2014

Draft Responsible Lending Code released for consultation

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith is inviting feedback on a draft Responsible Lending Code released for consultation today.

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17 November, 2014

Minimum family tax credit to rise next year

Revenue Minister Todd McClay says working families who are eligible for the minimum family tax credit will receive a small increase from 1 April next year.

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17 November, 2014

NZ steps up support for fight against Ebola

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Minister Murray McCully have outlined further support from New Zealand to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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17 November, 2014

Statement on the resignation of Roger Sutton

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says he’s disappointed by the events which have led to the resignation today of Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) chief executive Roger Sutton.

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17 November, 2014

New initiatives to improve tenancy services

Changes to the delivery of key tenancy services are set to streamline and speed up processes for landlords and tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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17 November, 2014

Antibiotic Awareness Week focus on correct use of antibiotics

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says Antibiotic Awareness Week is a chance for New Zealanders to contribute to the global fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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17 November, 2014

Marlborough Children’s Team now live

Today the Marlborough Children’s Team begins working with local families for the first time, says Social Development Minister Anne Tolley.

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15 November, 2014

New Zealand-Korea FTA negotiations conclude

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the announcement on the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Republic of Korea on a Free Trade Agreement.

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15 November, 2014

NZ and Korea complete Free Trade Agreement

Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

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15 November, 2014

Minister marks C Company House opening

Education Minister Hekia Parata has congratulated all those who worked to establish the C Company Memorial House which opened in Gisborne today.

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14 November, 2014

Chancellor’s visit highlights science alliance

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed today’s announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a Memorandum of Understanding between Auckland University’s Bio-engineering Institute and Germany’s Fraunhofer.

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14 November, 2014

Joint Press Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and Federal Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel

In our meeting today in Auckland we reaffirmed the close and long-standing relations between our two countries, building on the 60 years of diplomatic relations which we celebrated just last year.

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14 November, 2014

Prime Minister to attend G20 Leaders’ Summit

Prime Minister John Key is attending the G20 Leaders’ Summit as an invited guest and will travel to Brisbane tomorrow.

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14 November, 2014

$200,000 Youth Fund supports 47 projects

Youth Minister Nikki Kaye has today announced the successful applicants for Youth Fund 2015.

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14 November, 2014

Gallipoli 2015 tickets reallocated

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says the second tranche of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot is underway, with just over 300 double passes to next year’s Anzac Day commemorations reallocated this week.

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14 November, 2014

More screening & resources to combat diabetes

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more Kiwis are being screened for diabetes, and more support is being offered to those living with the condition.

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14 November, 2014

Sparking the conversation on Child Abuse

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley this morning adopted her Buddy Day “Buddy” called Poppy at the launch in Wellington.

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14 November, 2014

Oil and gas Block Offer 2015 consultation begins

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges today announced the start of the Block Offer 2015 process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits.

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14 November, 2014

Government and NZRL join forces for families

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced a partnership with New Zealand Rugby League to improve the education, health and wellbeing of thousands of young people and families.

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