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Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Friday, 1 August 2014, 5:19 pm | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Government

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund opens today, Minister for Racing Nathan Guy has announced. More >>

New city sculpture for Christchurch

Friday, 1 August 2014, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today unveiled a new public sculpture in central Christchurch symbolic of nature and renewal. More >>

Crown new guardians of TVNZ Archives

Friday, 1 August 2014, 2:12 pm | New Zealand Government

Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the transfer of TVNZ’s archives to Crown guardianship today. More >>

Deed of Settlement signed with Ngāruahine

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngaruahine settling the iwi’s historical Treaty claims, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. More >>

Health minister opens $7 million Nikau House

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:30 pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall officially opened the $7 million Nikau House development at Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital in Epsom, Auckland today. “This new development will add 60 new bedrooms to the 140 residents already here at Knox Home,” says ... More >>

Speech opening $7 million extension at Elizabeth Knox Home

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure for me to be here to speak at the opening of Nikau House. This is an exciting time for you all, a new beginning and I’m glad to be able to share this with you. More >>

News of Gaza ceasefire welcomed

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Government

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the Joint Statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry that there will be a 72 hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. More >>

Orion heads to Gulf of Aden as anti-piracy mission underway

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:26 am | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says a P3K-2 Orion has today left New Zealand to support international anti-piracy operations. A Navy command team will also deploy next week, taking the NZDF’s contribution to 68 personnel. “New Zealand is committed ... More >>

Christchurch City has the Government’s support

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:16 am | New Zealand Government

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government is encouraged by the approach being taken by Christchurch City Council in addressing financial pressures delivered by its required response to the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. More >>

Over a quarter of all Kiwis protected against flu

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:14 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the news that over 1.2 million doses of flu vaccines have now been distributed to New Zealanders. More >>

IR4U Hawke’s Bay campaign a success

Friday, 1 August 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Government

1 August 2014 IR4U Hawke’s Bay campaign a success Revenue Minister Todd McClay has said that the IR4U Save Time Campaign recently run in the Hawke’s Bay has been a success and that similar ‘listening’ campaigns will be rolled out to other ... More >>

New Appointment to Pacific Business Trust

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Government

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today announced the appointment of Mr Uluomato’otua Aiono as a member of the Pacific Business Trust Board. More >>

Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases. More >>

ACC cover to extend to child victims of sexual grooming

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Judith Collins today announced an addition to the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill that would extend ACC sensitive claims cover to children or young people who are victims of sexual grooming or indecent communications. “There ... More >>

Bill to improve the coronial system introduced

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Government

Courts Minister Chester Borrows today introduced a Coroners Amendment Bill to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the coronial system. “Coroners have an important and difficult job to do, and I am pleased to introduce legislation that better supports ... More >>

Manuka honey labelling guide a positive step for NZ

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:40 pm | New Zealand Government

The Interim Labelling Guide for Manuka Honey released today by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is a positive step for the New Zealand industry, Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye says. More >>

Match-fixing Bill passes first reading

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Government

Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the first reading of the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill. More >>

Minister welcomes parental engagement report

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:51 am | New Zealand Government

A report recommending ways to encourage more parents to get involved in their children’s education has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata. The report of the Inquiry into Engaging Parents in the Education of their Children puts forward a range ... More >>

Changes to East Coast erosion grant scheme

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 11:28 am | New Zealand Government

Associate Primary Industries Minister Jo Goodhew has announced changes to the funding programme supporting East Coast landowners with erosion issues. “The Gisborne region has a severe erosion problem. A quarter of the land is susceptible to severe erosion, ... More >>

 

 

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