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New appointment to Arts Council

Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:53 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 30 January 2015 Media Statement New appointment to Arts Council More >>

Sponsors invest in leadership development

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for more sponsors to develop New Zealand’s future leaders by partnering with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. “Over the past fifty years, nearly 850 Fellowships have been awarded to ... More >>

Construction starts at new $40m Hamilton school

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will turn the soil at a ceremony tomorrow morning to mark the start of construction of Hamilton’s new Rototuna Junior High School. More >>

New Christchurch child cancer facility opens

Friday, 30 January 2015, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new facility for children undergoing cancer treatment in Christchurch. “The new interim Child Haematology and Oncology Centre at Christchurch Hospital will help staff to deliver the best ... More >>

Building activity reaches record high

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister, Dr Nick Smith, has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever. More >>

Appointment of Chief Coroner

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland Coroner Deborah Marshall has been appointed the new Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. She replaces Judge Neil MacLean who is retiring after having served in the position since 2007. More >>

First set of Urban Cycleways projects announced

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the first $37 million worth of cycleway projects to be rolled out across the country as part of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. More >>

Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:13 am | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup. “Hagley Oval has undergone a huge transformation in recent weeks to make the grounds match-fit ... More >>

More students with special needs to get support

Friday, 30 January 2015, 11:11 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today that 1,500 students with special education needs will be the first to benefit from additional teacher’s aide hours from Term One this year. The students will be eligible for five teacher’s aide ... More >>

UK Foreign Secretary to visit NZ

Friday, 30 January 2015, 9:08 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming visit to New Zealand by Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Philip Hammond. “New Zealand and the UK have an excellent relationship, underscored by strong political, defence, ... More >>

New social housing development welcomed

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Government

The opening of 19 new homes in Auckland today has been welcomed by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett as an example of New Zealand’s growing social housing sector, which is seeing more people in need receiving housing support. Community of Refuge ... More >>

Customs’ busiest Christmas for 175 years

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says passenger numbers at New Zealand airports increased by five percent in December, compared to the same period in 2013, making the 2014 Christmas period the busiest since the Customs Service was formed 175 years ago. More >>

Pike families’ proposals for Great Walk and Park extension

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Proposals by the Pike River Families Group Committee for the Pike River mine site and the surrounding area to be added to the Paparoa National Park and for the establishment of a new Great Walk between the mine site and Punakaiki have been welcomed by the ... More >>

$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network. More >>

Two new PGP programmes approved

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed approval for two exciting new programmes to join the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Primary Growth Partnership (PGP). More >>

More children receiving B4 School Checks

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says more children than ever are benefiting from the free before school health checks. “The B4 School Checks help to give children the best start at school by identifying and addressing any potential health or developmental ... More >>

New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 11:15 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand Defence Force co-operation with Fiji’s military forces will formally resume this weekend, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. More >>

Upwards NCEA trend continues

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:45 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the release of provisional results showing NCEA Level 2 achievement rates are continuing to rise. More >>

Safer journeys a step closer in Taranaki

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:38 am | New Zealand Government

Work is set to ramp up on the long-awaited Normanby Overbridge Realignment project, which will vastly improve the safety of State Highway 3 between Hawera and Eltham in Taranaki. Preparatory work on the $10.2 million project has begun this week, with ... More >>

Appointment of Judge of the High Court

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

Christchurch Barrister and Solicitor Gerald Hope Nation has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, AttorneyGeneral Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>



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