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Draft foreign fighters legislation released

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today released the final draft of legislation which addresses the rising threat posed by foreign terrorist fighters. More >>

Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman Minister of Health 23 November 2014 Media Statement Health professionals keen to join Ebola fight Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there has been a high level of interest from New Zealand health professionals wanting to ... More >>

Minister to undertake Perth engagements

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister to undertake Perth engagements Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements. This weekend sees Perth hosting the first of four New Zealand job fairs in Australia targeting some emerging ... More >>

Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12 months to provide ongoing support to regional maritime operations. “New Zealand has had a P3 Orion supporting international ... More >>

NZ and China confirm research agreements

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the confirmation of three research collaborations with China. “China is an important and growing science and innovation partner for New Zealand, and President Xi Jinping’s visit this week ... More >>

Border wait reducing from 24-hours to minutes

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:08 pm | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says from early next year traders will be able to register directly with the Joint Border Management System (JBMS) to manage their own information online in real time. “The Trade Single Window component of JBMS allows traders ... More >>

Aus/NZ Govt Procurement Agreement reaffirmed

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:02 pm | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand and Australian governments have today re-confirmed their commitment to a single competitive procurement market with the signing of the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA), Economic Development Minister ... More >>

$550,000 for international Golden Oldies event

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:45 am | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $550,000 for an international Golden Oldies event to be held in Christchurch in 2018. More >>

Minister welcomes vote for new teaching roles

Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:02 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed the vote of secondary teachers in favour of new roles being added to their collective agreement. Ms Parata says the support for the new roles of Community of School Teachers is another significant step forward ... More >>

Minister congratulates sports media winners

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:34 am | New Zealand Government

Minister congratulates sports media winners Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman paid tribute last night to the country’s top sports journalists, broadcasters and photographers at the annual Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. ... More >>

Investment help for mid-range companies

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

Investment help for mid-range companies A Government service to help businesses raise capital and accelerate their international growth is turning its focus to the investment needs and opportunities of highly innovative firms and mid-range companies valued ... More >>

Women in trades: it’s a good fit

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 4:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston is encouraging employers to attract more women to trades work to assist with the Canterbury rebuild. More >>

Medicine regulation upgrade planned

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government will upgrade New Zealand’s therapeutic products regulation following the decision not to proceed with a joint regulator with Australia. “Both Governments have agreed that a joint regulator ... More >>

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:18 am | New Zealand Government

Next steps in implementing DHB shared services programme Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has agreed to explore a proposal put forward by DHBs to move implementation of the shared services programme to a DHB-owned vehicle. “While ... More >>

NZ performing well, return to surplus a challenge

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 8:39 am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand remains on track for solid economic growth, more jobs and rising incomes over the next few years, but falling dairy prices and low inflation will make returning to surplus this year challenging, Finance Minister Bill English says. More >>

Minister welcomes appointment of John Ombler

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of John Ombler as Acting Chief Executive of CERA. “Mr Ombler was instrumental in CERA’s establishment phases and did an outstanding job as interim Chief Executive, ... More >>

Minister visiting the United States and Canada

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 3:42 pm | New Zealand Government

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 ... More >>

Nurse's IT innovation improves arthritis care

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Government

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. “Unlike some rheumatic conditions, inflammatory ... More >>

New Ambassador to Indonesia announced

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Government

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

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

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. More >>

 

 

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