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Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Government

The House sat under extended hours today for the third and final reading of the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill, which recognises the historical claims of 13 iwi and hapū over their shared interests in the Auckland area, including ... More >>

Credit union rules to change

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce Minister Craig Foss says changes are underway to give credit unions improved legal status and promote innovation, efficiency and accountability in the industry. More >>

Labour’s ICT policy underwhelming

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Labour’s ICT policy to carry out review after review instead of focussing on actually connecting New Zealanders to faster broadband would increase the digital divide, Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams says. More >>

Strong gains in student achievement

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata says the latest achievement information shows children throughout the country are doing better across the education system. Ms Parata says the Public Achievement Information released today is evidence that moves by the Government, ... More >>

Hon Todd McClay: Address to the BDO Tax Conference

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me here today. I’m especially pleased that you’ve asked me to talk about the challenges for the NZ tax system and creating certainty. These are very topical issues and two things I am deeply interested in. More >>

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:56 am | New Zealand Government

The Crown and Ngāi Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board, which will be the primary decision maker for Te Urewera under legislation passed in the House today. More >>

Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Government

Tāmaki herenga waka Tāmaki whai rawa Tāmaki pai Tāmaki-makau-rau Ko ngā kurī purepure o Tāmaki e kore e ngaro i te pō.... It is with immense pleasure that I welcome for the last time into this House, the kāhui rangatira of Tāmaki-makau-rau. More >>

Platinum permits awarded in South Island

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:48 am | New Zealand Government

Five exploration permits have been awarded in the South Island to a new international minerals exploration company as a result of the New Zealand Platinum Tender 2013. More >>

Tūhoe Claims Settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:36 am | New Zealand Government

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill, which together settle the historical grievances of Ngāi Tūhoe and establish legal identity and new governance ... More >>

NZ to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:12 am | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that a team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts are due to depart for the Netherlands as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight ... More >>

Third Reading: Te Urewera-Tūhoe Bill

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:10 am | New Zealand Government

I am deeply honoured to welcome to this House, the sons and daughters of Maungapōhatu; the children of Hinepūkohurangi; and the descendants of Tūhoe-Pōtiki. I am honoured because this landmark legislation concludes its passage in the final weeks of my ... More >>

International Money transfers made easier by RealMe

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne welcomed the announcement by NZForex that it will use the RealMe service as a further endorsement of this increasingly successful government service. NZForex said that RealMe will improve the speed and convenience ... More >>

Address to Zespri AGM

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Government

Zespri Chairman Peter McBride, CEO Lain Jager, my ministerial colleague Todd McLay, Todd Muller, our candidate for the Bay of Plenty – well known to all of you because of his close involvement with your industry – ladies and gentlemen. More >>

NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Government

NZ congratulates Indonesian President elect Foreign Minister Murray McCully today congratulated Joko Widido on winning the Indonesian Presidential election. The Indonesian Electoral Commission announced overnight that former Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo ... More >>

Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships awarded

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:26 am | New Zealand Government

Thirteen senior executives and business owners have been given the opportunity to attend the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships. More >>

Appointments to Public Trust Board

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of Public Trust. Lyn Lim will replace retiring Board member Rodger Finlay and Michelle van Gaalen will join the Board to fill a current vacancy. “I congratulate ... More >>

Foss announces commerce reappointments

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

Foss announces commerce reappointments Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory bodies. “I am pleased to announce the Governor-General has reappointed Pat Duignan as a member ... More >>

Trainee teachers to benefit from education portal

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:45 am | New Zealand Government

Teacher-training institutions can now access a digital resource that enables schools to share learning resources and best practices, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says. More >>

New drug analyser to save time and money

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:38 am | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says the introduction of a new state of the art drug analyser will free up hundreds of hours a year for more enforcement work at the border. The handheld device, a Thermo Scientific FirstDefender RM, shoots a laser beam into ... More >>

NZ Pacific encouraged for new Seasonal Worker Scheme

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 9:09 am | New Zealand Government

Domestic Pacific workers can be as successful as overseas Pacific workers in the horticulture and viticulture industries says Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga. Mr Lotu-Iiga is encouraging employers to take up the New Zealand Seasonal ... More >>



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