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Strategy targets international investors

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced Cabinet approval of a new national strategy to attract more international business investment and increase growth across the country.

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Two new online assessment tools to lift numeracy and literacy

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched two new tools to help lift numeracy and literacy.

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$160,000 to investigate potentially contaminated site in New Plymouth

The Government will invest $160,000 to support the investigation of a potentially contaminated site in New Plymouth, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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Cancer Control NZ thanked for their work

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has thanked Cancer Control New Zealand for their work over the last ten years.

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Healthy Families NZ launched in Invercargill

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the launch of Healthy Families Invercargill.

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Acting District Court Judges appointed

Ten acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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Rural Assistance Payments for struggling farmers

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say lower North Island farmers struggling as a result of recent flooding are now able to access Rural Assistance Payments (RAPs).

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Youth Advisory Panel to aid CYF design

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced the appointment of a Youth Advisory Panel to ensure the voices of children are included in the review into Child, Youth and Family (CYF).

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$158,000 to protect Taranaki biodiversity

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced a $158,000 Community Environment Fund grant for a project which aims to protect native birds and forest at Rotokare Scenic Reserve in South Taranaki.

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McCully to Forum Foreign Ministers meeting in Sydney

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Sydney later this week to attend a meeting of Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers.

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ACC board reappointments

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of six members of the board of the Accident Compensation Corporation.

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Climate change target announced

New Zealand will commit to a new, more ambitious climate change target, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today.

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Minister to attend RSE conference

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse will travel to Samoa to attend Horticulture New Zealand’s annual Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) conference.

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Community Corrections opens on North Shore

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today officially opened the refurbished North Shore Community Corrections site in Glenfield.

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Small businesses encouraged to use GETS

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is encouraging small businesses to utilise the Electronic Tender Service (GETS) — a free web-based service for information on New Zealand Government tender opportunities.

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Hemp seed food sales remain on horizon

The adoption of a hemp seed food standard remains on the horizon, following work requested by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum earlier this year says Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew.

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Welcoming a new era for Taranaki Iwi

The initialling of the deed of settlement for Taranaki Iwi yesterday heralds an important milestone in the reconciliation journey between the tribe and the Crown.

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