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Corrections utilising technology to improve staff safety

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Corrections is better utilising technology to improve the safety of community Corrections staff and hold offenders to account Corrections Minister Judith Collins says. Corrections has developed the staff safety mobile phone application (SSA) to enhance existing ... More >>

Raising awareness of rheumatic fever

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:29 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the start of the 2016 rheumatic fever awareness campaign. More >>

Make the World E2E campaign launched

Sunday, 1 May 2016, 12:14 pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched the ‘Make the World’ Engineering to Employment (E2E) campaign to encourage more young people into a career in engineering. More >>

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Friday, 29 April 2016, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says it is pleasing to see that a recent CERA survey of former red zone owners shows the Crown’s recovery objectives have largely been met. More >>

NZ to host RCEP negotiating round in Auckland

Friday, 29 April 2016, 2:10 pm | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay confirmed today New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiation in Auckland from 12-18 June 2016. More >>

Building investment hits record high

Friday, 29 April 2016, 1:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Building is at a record high, with consents of $13.6 billion of residential and commercial work across New Zealand for the year to 31 March 2016, the largest investment ever in both nominal and real terms, new building consent data out today shows. More >>

Appointments to TVNZ and NZ On Air

Friday, 29 April 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced appointments to the boards of two of New Zealand’s iconic media organisations, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) and NZ On Air. “These appointments will ensure there is a good balance of new expertise ... More >>

$303m to merge and modernise New Zealand’s fire services

Friday, 29 April 2016, 11:02 am | New Zealand Government

Hon Peter Dunne Minister of Internal Affairs 29 April 2016 Media Statement Budget 2016: $303m to merge and modernise New Zealand’s fire services Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine ... More >>

Minister pays return visit to Camp Taji

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today arrived in Dubai following his second visit to NZ Defence Force (NZDF) troops training members of the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji, near Baghdad. More >>

KiwiSaver home buyer support tweaked

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 4:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules for buying a home will make it easier for second-chance homeowners, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Government

More than 200 top business people will join Communications Minister Amy Adams for New Zealand’s first Cyber Security Summit in Auckland next Thursday (May 5). More >>

English to Germany, London this week

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:39 pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English departs for Germany today to attend the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual meeting, as well as a number of other opportunities to promote New Zealand’s profile with key European trade partners More >>

Todd McClay: Address to Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:39 am | New Zealand Government

It’s a pleasure to be here today to talk to you about trade. I do so at an interesting time, for the prevailing consensus in New Zealand on trade is subject to more debate than it has been for many years. More >>

Govt acknowledges Genesis commitment to removing coal units

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 9:23 am | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has acknowledged Genesis Energy’s continuing commitment to phasing out its two remaining coal units by 2022. More >>

Community Organisation Grants Scheme opens

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 3:49 pm | New Zealand Government

Local community groups can now apply for grants under the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS), which is open for applications from today. More >>

Three Regional Research Institutes shortlisted

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 1:13 pm | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that three proposals to establish new Regional Research Institutes (RRIs) have been shortlisted and that applicants will now enter the business case development stage of the selection process. More >>

Minister hosts ethnic communities forum

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 12:45 pm | New Zealand Government

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is meeting with the Filipino community in Winton today (27 April). More >>

2016 Afforestation Grant Scheme now open

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Government

The second funding round for the Afforestation Growth Scheme (AGS) opens today and comes at an important time for forestry, Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew announced today. More >>

New PGP Investment Advisory Panel Chair announced

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed John Parker as the new Chair of the Primary Growth Partnership’s independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP). More >>

Permanent name suppression figures halved

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:06 am | New Zealand Government

The number of defendants gaining permanent name suppression has dropped significantly since the Government tightened the rules, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. More >>



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