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Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:47 pm | New Zealand Government

Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America. This afternoon Mr Joyce departs for a 10-day visit to Chile, Colombia and Brazil with ... More >>

Whānau Ora provides X-factor in new initiatives

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Government

The Whānau Ora Minister is thrilled to see the South Island’s Whānau Ora commissioning agency support education and employment programmes. Te Pūtahitanga ki Te Waipounamu has invested in the trades training apprenticeship initiative He Toki ki te Mahi ... More >>

Agencies to benefit from new AoG panel

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:54 pm | New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the five providers appointed to a new All-of-Government (AoG) panel for risk financing and insurance intermediary (brokerage) services. The providers selected following a competitive tender process ... More >>

Field of Remembrance established

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Hekia Parata today helped students at Titahi Bay’s Ngāti Toa School establish a Field of Remembrance as part of a nationwide project to highlight the service and sacrifice of young New Zealanders during World War One. More >>

Coleman launches flu immunisation campaign

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:43 am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today launched the annual influenza immunisation campaign at Victoria University of Wellington’s Student Hub. “The Government is committed to increasing influenza protection in New Zealand, especially among ... More >>

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:34 am | New Zealand Government

Greens wrong on free GP visits for under 13s Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye say the Greens have got it wrong on free under 13s doctor visits. “We expect levels of uptake by general practices of the free under 13s ... More >>

Request for Ellis Commission of Inquiry declined

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. Mr Ellis was convicted in 1993 on multiple charges of ... More >>

Positive Ageing Strategy report released

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 11:08 am | New Zealand Government

The value of older people to New Zealand has been spelled out in a new report released today by Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry. More >>

Advancing NZ's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:21 am | New Zealand Government

Advancing New Zealand's bilateral and trade relationship with Poland A parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter, has been advancing the bilateral and trade relationship with Poland during the past week. In Warsaw, the delegation ... More >>

Three NZ-China research projects announced

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:02 am | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Co-operation in Wellington by announcing three new joint research projects between the two countries. Sixty delegates ... More >>

Consultation sought on tobacco control protocol

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 9:01 am | New Zealand Government

Public feedback is being sought on whether New Zealand should sign up to an international agreement aimed at getting rid of the illicit trade in tobacco products. More >>

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

Monday, 20 April 2015, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More >>

New code to put victims first

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:55 pm | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Amy Adams says a new draft Victims Code of Rights will help to ensure victims are better informed and put them at the heart of the justice system. The draft code outlines victims’ rights, the services available to victims and ... More >>

NZ’s Renewable Advantage, WCG Opening Address

Monday, 20 April 2015, 11:39 am | New Zealand Government

Good morning and welcome to the World Geothermal Congress. It is a real pleasure to be here and I’m sure that, like me, you are all looking forward to a fascinating few days. More >>

Dedication of Australian Memorial in Pukeahu Park

Monday, 20 April 2015, 10:14 am | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure and it is also fitting to be here with my Australian counterpart today for the dedication of this magnificent memorial. More >>

Jewelled geckos returned to New Zealand

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:35 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner says the return of two illicitly taken native jewelled geckos to New Zealand shores sends a clear message that wildlife crime will not be tolerated. More >>

Key: Official opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:28 am | New Zealand Government

Thank you all for being here to witness the official opening of this park as a place of commemoration and remembrance for the whole nation. This opening comes as we are focussed on the 100th commemorations of the First World War. More >>

Minister to promote NZ’s renewable advantage

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:12 am | New Zealand Government

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges will be promoting New Zealand’s world-leading renewable energy expertise at an international conference in Melbourne this week. More >>

Bennett to honour New Zealand’s sacrifice in France

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:06 am | New Zealand Government

State Services Minister Paula Bennett leaves today to represent the Government at World War One commemorations being held at sites significant to New Zealand on the Western Front in France. More >>

Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 10:29 am | New Zealand Government

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. New Zealand, along with Costa Rica, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, ... More >>



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