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29 July, 2015

Clinicians asked to showcase IT ideas

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is encouraging clinicians to submit their innovative ideas to improve health services.

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29 July, 2015

Statement on Tony Robertson

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that an independent review will be carried out of Corrections’ monitoring of Tony Robertson following his release from prison in 2013.

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29 July, 2015

Multi-million dollar classrooms opened at Ngaio School, Wellington

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye visited Ngaio School in Wellington this morning to formally open a block of eight new teaching spaces.

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28 July, 2015

New Deputy Chief Censor appointed

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of Jared Mullen as the Deputy Chief Censor of Film and Literature for a three-year term.

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28 July, 2015

New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

A new online training module will help ensure visiting drivers stay safe on New Zealand roads, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say.

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28 July, 2015

Meeting with US Secretary of State

Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington today to discuss issues related to New Zealand’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council and the US/NZ relationship.

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28 July, 2015

Electricity market more competitive than ever

Increased competition in the electricity market is continuing to benefit consumers, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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28 July, 2015

Government drive to lift regulatory quality

Greater use of exposure drafts of new laws, stronger expectations and reviews of crown regulators, and more transparent cost recovery practices, are among changes announced to improve New Zealand’s regulatory system by Regulatory Reform Minister Steven Joyce.

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27 July, 2015

PM to attend Cook Islands 50th celebrations

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Rarotonga next week to celebrate the Cook Islands’ 50th anniversary of self-government in free association with New Zealand.

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27 July, 2015

Improved access to up-to-date cancer info

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new national cancer information strategy will benefit patients, clinicians and researchers.

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27 July, 2015

Inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health service

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there will be an inspection of Waikato DHB’s mental health services.

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27 July, 2015

Minister celebrates 40th Māori Language Week

Education Minister Hekia Parata encourages all New Zealanders to celebrate and engage in Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te reo Māori).

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27 July, 2015

Apprentices served well by Code of Practice

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says apprentices and their employers will have clearer expectations thanks to a new Code of Good Practice.

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27 July, 2015

Agency sought to help reduce cyberbullying

The search is underway for an Approved Agency where victims of cyberbullying can turn to for help, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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27 July, 2015

Reappointments to Education Payroll Limited Board

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce has today announced two reappointments to the board of Education Payroll Limited.

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26 July, 2015

New classrooms confirmed to meet Auckland growth

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today confirmed that more than 230 new classrooms are on-track to be delivered over the next 18 months to help meet increasing rolls in Auckland.

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26 July, 2015

Minister seeks assurance following arrest

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is seeking assurance following the arrest of a person who has been employed until recently as a psychiatrist at Waikato DHB and is suspected to have carried out identity fraud.

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26 July, 2015

Improving spread of skills, investment across NZ

The Government will introduce a package of immigration measures aimed at improving the spread of workers, skills and investment across New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

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26 July, 2015

Food Safety Minister to travel to Vietnam

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew leaves for Vietnam today to meet with Vietnamese government and business leaders to promote our trade and agriculture relationship.

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25 July, 2015

Successful negotiations to liberalise tariffs on IT products to benefit NZ exporters

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed an agreement reached in Geneva to lower tariffs on over 200 IT related products, building on the WTO’s 1996 Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products (ITA).

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25 July, 2015

‘Coolest little capital’ by the numbers

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new infographic celebrating 150 years since Wellington became the capital shows how far the city has come.

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24 July, 2015

Minister supports Corrections’ decision

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga says he supports Corrections’ decision to take over the management of Mt Eden Corrections Facility.

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24 July, 2015

Hawke’s Bay ‘Land Girl’ honoured

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will today present a pin and certificate of appreciation to Hawke’s Bay ‘Land Girl’ Tiny (Helen) White.

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24 July, 2015

Minister welcomes Health and Safety Reform Bill report

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has welcomed today’s Select Committee report on the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

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24 July, 2015

Another chance for kids

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she has given Te Pumanawa o te Wairua in Northland a chance to continue operating because of her concerns about finding other educational opportunities for its students.

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24 July, 2015

New NZ On Air appointments announced

Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor and media specialist Helen Grattan have been appointed to the board of NZ On Air, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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24 July, 2015

New recycling facility for building waste

Auckland’s first comprehensive recycling facility for building industry waste was opened today by Environment, and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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24 July, 2015

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is welcoming an online initiative to help small businesses better understand and protect their intellectual property (IP).

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24 July, 2015

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel

Three lawyers have been appointed Queen’s Counsel this year, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today.

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24 July, 2015

Modern buildings open at two Auckland schools

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will today open innovative new learning environments for students and teachers at two Auckland schools.

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