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PM to attend historic NZ Samoa rugby match

Prime Minister John Key will join Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi to witness the first All Blacks - Manu Samoa test match to be played on Samoan soil.

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit New Zealand in November

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November.

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Further boost for New Zealand Cycle Trail

The Government is investing nearly $400,000 in six new projects to enhance and maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today.

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Discussions begin on reform of EQC Act

Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission (EQC), Gerry Brownlee, and Associate Minister of Finance, Steven Joyce, say the Government has developed a number of proposals to reform the EQC Act, which are being released for public discussion today.

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Commander of US Pacific Command to visit

The Commander of United States Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris, will visit New Zealand this week and hold talks with the Government and senior Defence officials.

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Schools funded to trial innovative approaches

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.

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New Auckland SHAs to deliver 1800 new homes

Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.

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Government Statement on Financial Capability announced

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced a Government Statement on Building Financial Capability in New Zealand, which supports New Zealanders getting ahead financially.

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Traders go online to manage information

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that from 6 July traders can go online to register and manage their own information and client and supplier code applications through the Trade Single Window.

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NZ educators among the world’s best

New Zealand’s teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says.

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Minister to attend Tongan coronation

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will travel to Tonga today to attend the coronation of King Tupou VI.

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Diabetes strategy consultation draws to a close

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says work is progressing towards a long term strategy to help people living with diabetes better manage their health.

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Network for Learning board reappointments

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of all the directors of crown company Network for Learning (N4L) whose terms expire in 2015.

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Minister encourages submissions on Māori land reform

While the consultation hui on the exposure draft of the Ture Whenua Māori Bill have now been completed, there is still a month to go before submissions close on 7 August.

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