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New visa to grow more value from international students

Friday, 27 November 2015, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced a new student visa designed to make New Zealand more competitive for retaining and attracting top international students. More >>

Consultation on freshwater management ideas planned

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:17 am | New Zealand Government

27 November 2015 Consultation on freshwater management ideas planned A report today published by the Land and Water Forum on the next steps needed to improve management of freshwater will be carefully considered by Government and help contribute to a ... More >>

Blenheim schools congratulated

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:14 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today congratulated Blenheim’s 18 primary schools, one intermediate and two high schools on becoming the first Community of Learning to agree on the achievement challenges that will drive collaboration between the ... More >>

One man dead in Kawerau crash

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Police are still at the scene of a two-truck crash on McKee Road, south of Kawerau. More >>

Remuneration Authority Appointments

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:33 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde as Chair and Geoffrey Summers as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority). The Authority is responsible for setting the rates of ... More >>

Where does the city end and the country begin?

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:31 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders who want to understand the similarities or differences between Sandringham and Three Kings, Brooklyn and Vogeltown, or Sydhenham and Beckenham can have their say about how these areas and more are defined for statistical purposes, Statistics ... More >>

Marlborough colleges to co-locate

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:30 am | New Zealand Government

Marlborough Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges are to be co-located on a new site in a development costing up to $63 million that will equip them with state-of-the-art buildings and technology, Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today. More >>

Minimum family tax credit to rise

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:07 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 November 2015 Minimum family tax credit to rise More >>

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans

Friday, 27 November 2015, 9:03 am | New Zealand Government

Lower rate for calculating FBT on low-interest loans Revenue Minister Todd McClay today announced that the new prescribed interest rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest loans provided by employers to their employees will be 5.99%. ... More >>

Inquiry highlights lessons from Penrose outage

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has welcomed the Electricity Authority’s report on the October 2014 outage at Penrose substation in Auckland. More >>

Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the Education Legislation Bill 2015 introduced today will amend eight statutes to improve administrative and governance arrangements for educational entities and funding organisations across the education sector. Ms ... More >>

West Coast joins Regional Growth Programme

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

Opportunities for more investment, more jobs and better incomes for the West Coast will be the focus of a comprehensive economic study announced today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy. More >>

Greymouth joins ranks of fully-fibred towns

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Greymouth has become the twelfth New Zealand town to be fully-fibred under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband programme, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

Southland to get new Trades Academy

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:20 am | New Zealand Government

A brand new Trades Academy will open in Southland next year, meaning secondary school students in every region of the country will now have the opportunity to gain practical skills while studying towards NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications, Minister ... More >>

Start of aeromagnetic survey programme

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 10:16 am | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has announced that the Government’s latest programme of aeromagnetic surveys will begin soon in Nelson and Marlborough. More >>

Ministers welcome 5000th Christchurch repair

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:31 am | New Zealand Government

The Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand, Bill English, along with Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, are welcoming news that the massive programme to repair 5000 earthquake-damaged social housing stock in Christchurch has been reached ... More >>

Turakina Māori Girls’ College to close

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 8:48 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata has announced that Turakina Māori Girls’ College will close on 27 January 2016. More >>

Overseas visitors vote with their wallets

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:23 pm | New Zealand Government

New tourism figures out today show overseas visitors are voting with their wallets and endorsing New Zealand’s reputation as a world-class destination, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. More >>

Flavell: Ngā Tohu Reo Māori 2015

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Rārangi maunga tū tonu tū tonu, rārangi tāngata ngaro noa, ngaro noa. More >>

Flavell: Rise 2025 Indigenous Coaching & Development Program

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Today we are here to acknowledge the first 14 wāhine Māori to embark upon the # Rise 2025 Indigenous Coaching and Development Programme supported by MWDI. This global coaching certification aims to deploy these certified coaches to work with MWDI clients. ... More >>



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