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Think twice before buying wildlife products

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 2:04 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Conservation Nicky Wagner is reminding all travellers that wildlife crime is serious and they should think twice before purchasing any wildlife products or souvenirs overseas. March 3 is United Nations World Wildlife Day, a day ... More >>

$905k to grow tomorrow’s business leaders

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Young people across New Zealand will receive a boost to develop their entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, after Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced $905,000 funding under the Youth Enterprise Fund. More >>

Changes proposed to telecommunications facilities standards

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

P ublic feedback is being sought on proposed changes to the National Environmental Standard (NES) for telecommunications facilities to help speed up improvements and reduce costs. More >>

Bumper tuatara season on Little Barrier Island

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 1:05 pm | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is pleased to announce a bumper crop of tuatara eggs on Te Hauturu-o-Toi/Little Barrier Island this breeding season. “It’s an outstanding example of what can be achieved when we ensure that New Zealand’s ecosystems ... More >>

Review of financial advice laws to commence

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today released the terms of reference for a review of the legislation governing how financial advice is provided. More >>

Education Excellence Awards judges named

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the names of the judges and education experts who will decide the winners of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. “The Awards, presented for the first time last year, celebrate outstanding ... More >>

Improvements to food traceability on agenda

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:44 am | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the release of the Dairy Traceability Working Group’s reports, which make recommendations on food supply chain traceability. “The group was formed following a recommendation from the Government Inquiry into ... More >>

A year of milestones for disability groups

Monday, 2 March 2015, 5:41 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues 2 March 2015 Media Statement A year of milestones for disability groups More >>

MPs’ remuneration to be changed

Monday, 2 March 2015, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency. Mr Key says the decision was made after the Remuneration Authority’s ... More >>

More ACC support to help address sexual violence

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:25 pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye welcomes ACC’s new support package for people who’ve experienced sexual abuse or assault. “It’s clear to me ACC has listened to feedback from clients, families, counsellors and others, and their input is reflected in the ... More >>

Name change for Ethnic Affairs

Monday, 2 March 2015, 10:56 am | New Zealand Government

Greater alignment with New Zealand’s ethnic communities is the focus of a change in the government agency that works to promote the benefit of ethnic diversity. From today, the Office of Ethnic Affairs will be known as the Office of Ethnic Communities, ... More >>

Kōrero mai, kōrero atu ki Te Matatini

Monday, 2 March 2015, 8:58 am | New Zealand Government

Kōrero mai, kōrero atu ki Te Matatini The Māori Development Minister encourages whānau heading to Te Matatini in Christchurch next week to use as much Māori language as they can. The Māori Language Commission has just launched a “kōrero mai” ... More >>

Minister of Health Volunteer Awards open

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Nominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand’s health and disability services. More >>

More choice for hearing impaired welcomed

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 10:39 am | New Zealand Government

Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to make phone calls and live an ordinary life. More >>

More hours for hearing impaired telephone service

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Hearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. More >>

Five schools get special recruitment allowance

Sunday, 1 March 2015, 10:35 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new allowance to recruit principals who can help them tackle significant challenges. More >>

Australia and NZ sign MoU for criminal history checks

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Government

Communities on both sides of the Tasman will benefit following the expansion of a criminal history checking service to vet individuals for employment, training and registration purposes. More >>

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans of ... More >>

Trade Minister in China for FTA discussion

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng. More >>

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 11:53 am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting. More >>



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