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PM addresses Paris Climate Change Conference

Prime Minister John Key has told the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that it must produce a meaningful agreement.

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PM calls for global action on fossil fuel subsidies

Prime Minister John Key today presented UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres with a message from close to 40 nations calling for the removal of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies.

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PM announces $20m for research to help reduce emissions

Prime Minister John Key has announced at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris that New Zealand will commit another $20 million to the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

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National Statement from New Zealand UN Climate Change Conference, Paris

Over 150 countries working together to address climate change. While New Zealand’s emissions are small on a global scale, we are determined to make a strong contribution to the international effort.

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Bennett says ¡Hola! to Argentina

Promoting New Zealand as an outstanding tourist destination and stronger ties between nations is the focus of Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett’s visit to Argentina this week.

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Police to trial family violence victim video statements

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcome a pilot by frontline Police staff in Palmerston North to record victim video statements using their iPhone 6+ at the scene of certain family violence incidents.

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Construction starts on new Kawarau Falls Bridge near Queenstown

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today turned the first sod on construction of the new $22 million Kawarau Falls Bridge on State highway 6 at Frankton near Queenstown.

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Greater transparency for Govt investment projects

Finance Minister Bill English says the release of two reports today on its investment practices and the performance of its major investment projects provide an overview to the public for the first time.

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New Law Commission projects announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to begin three new projects in 2016.

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Views sought on extra protections from sunbeds

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says public consultation on proposals for additional protection from the use of commercial sunbeds starts today.

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Auckland building consents continue to surge

The latest figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showing the number of building consents in Auckland at an 11-year high have been welcomed by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith, who says strong momentum is underway for Auckland’s new house build rate

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Remuneration Authority Appointments

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Woodhouse today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde as Chair and Geoffrey Summers as a new member of the Remuneration Authority (the Authority).

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10-year passports: Back by public demand

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has today welcomed New Zealand’s return to 10-year adult passports.

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Appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced seven appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review, commencing from 1 January 2016.

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