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Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Charles Finny has also been reappointed as a member of the Commission. Both of Wellington, Dame Patsy ... More >>

Joyce to visit the Philippines and Viet Nam

Friday, 31 July 2015, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce departs for the Philippines and Viet Nam on Sunday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of New Zealand’s relationship with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). “The ASEAN region is our ... More >>

Winston Churchill Fellows honoured

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is congratulating the fifteen New Zealanders who were honoured today at an awards ceremony for Fellows of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. More >>

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year. More >>

New Metroport Christchurch brings healthy competition

Friday, 31 July 2015, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Government

The opening of the new Metroport Christchurch will drive competition and innovation between ports in Canterbury, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. More >>

NZ deeply concerned at Israeli settlements announcement

Friday, 31 July 2015, 1:11 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand is deeply concerned at the announcement by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the immediate construction of 300 housing units in the settlement of Beit El and the additional approval of around ... More >>

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service. “Addiction issues affect not only the individual but also their family and friends. Providing quality and timely ... More >>

Opportunities for Māori in Manawatū-Whanganui

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Government

The Manawatū-Whanganui region has significant potential for growth, and this includes making greater use of Māori land, a new report on the region has found More >>

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

Friday, 31 July 2015, 12:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the site of a new Community Education Hub in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, which will incorporate the relocated Pt Chevalier Kindergarten. More >>

Carrying Tasers a welcome move

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:43 am | New Zealand Government

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Mike Bush that all frontline first response staff will soon routinely carry Tasers. “The Taser rollout is an important step to help ensure the safety of both the community ... More >>

Aranui education vision takes shape

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:36 am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today planted a mānuka tree at the Aranui Community School site to mark the official start of construction. The Year 1-13 co-educational school is located at the current Aranui High School site on Shortland Street in Christchurch. ... More >>

Report reveals Manawatū-Whanganui opportunities

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

The Manawatū-Whanganui region has strong growth potential and could become a much more prosperous region if new investment can be attracted into a number of significant opportunities, a new report on the region has found. Economic Development Minister ... More >>

Students encouraged to remember Passchendaele

Friday, 31 July 2015, 10:00 am | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says a multi-media competition for year 13 students will help ensure the bravery and sacrifice of New Zealand troops during the Battle of Passchendaele is not forgotten. “The Battle of Passchendaele was ... More >>

NZ statement to SIDS Open Debate

Friday, 31 July 2015, 7:48 am | New Zealand Government

Open Debate: Peace and security challenges facing Small Island Developing States, delivered by Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs, July 30, 2015 (New York time). More >>

Building industry occupational board appointments announced

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Government

Appointments to the Building Practitioners, Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers and Registered Architects Boards and the Chartered Professional Engineers Council were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. More >>

Guy: Horticulture New Zealand Conference Award Dinner

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Good evening. Thank you Julian Raine, Horticulture New Zealand President, for that introduction. It is a pleasure to join you this evening in recognising excellence and future leaders of the horticulture industry. More >>

Trades Academies “overwhelmingly positive”

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcomed a report showing that Trades Academies are delivering “overwhelmingly positive outcomes” for students. More >>

Factsheet highlights value of small business

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Government

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today released Small Businesses in New Zealand — an online factsheet highlighting the significant contribution small and medium-sized firms make to New Zealand’s economy. “This factsheet shows small businesses are ... More >>

PM acknowledges passing of Sir John Todd

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has today acknowledged the passing of respected businessman and philanthropist Sir John Todd. Sir John chaired the Todd Corporation from 1987 to 2011. He was also a leading patron of the arts and chairman of the charitable ... More >>

Appointment of Auckland Coroner

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Government

Auckland barrister Debra Bell has been appointed a coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today. Ms Bell fills the vacancy created when Judge Deborah Marshall was appointed Chief Coroner earlier this year. She joins four other coroners ... More >>

 

 

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