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Budget 2015: PM announces funding for Northland cycle trail

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key has announced a further $3 million will be invested in 2015/16 to help fund the completion of Northland’s Twin Coast Cycle Trail Pou Herenga Tai.

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Prime Minister welcomes Royal baby

Prime Minister John Key has congratulated Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of their second child, a girl.

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Pre-Budget Speech to the Wellington Employers’ Chamber of Commerce

The Budget on 21st May will set out in detail the Treasury’s revised economic and fiscal forecasts as well as the Government’s decisions around new spending.

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Search begins for 2015 winners of PM’s Science Prizes

Entries have opened for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which will award a total of $1 million to New Zealand’s top scientists and researchers.

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Green light for $298m public private partnership schools

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say the signing of a $298 million contract for four more public private partnership (PPP) schools will see significant benefits for schools and taxpayers alike.

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Minister opens Rolleston Christian School

Education Minister Hekia Parata today officially opened Rolleston Christian School, located in the fastest growing Territorial Authority in New Zealand.

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Sign Language Week a chance to celebrate

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner encourages people from all walks of life to celebrate, communicate and connect with New Zealand’s Deaf Community during the upcoming New Zealand Sign Language Week.

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Most schools signed up to Managed Network

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye are delighted that most schools in New Zealand have now signed up to use the government-funded Managed Network.

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Road Safety Week to focus on kids

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says Road Safety Week 2015 will focus on some of our most vulnerable road users — children.

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Privacy Week to promote information security

Justice Minister Amy Adams says Privacy Week 2015 is a reminder to people about the importance of keeping personal information secure.

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Work to improve West Coast link underway

Work is being done to improve a section of road vital for linking the South Island’s West Coast with Christchurch, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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Govt to improve pecuniary penalties regime

Changes to the provisions governing the use of pecuniary penalties will improve the effectiveness of the legal system, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic Forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Mexico to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Latin American meeting from 6-8 May.

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New leadership roles support better cancer care

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says two new sector-based cancer leadership roles will ensure patients receive even better support and care.

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Defence White Paper public consultation begins

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomes the beginning of the public consultation process for the 2015 Defence White Paper, calling for New Zealanders to seize this opportunity to influence defence policy.

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Property report shows rugby field-sized results

Coordination between agencies has seen the Crown continue to reduce its property footprint and pay less for office space, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Budget 2015: $32m for workplace compliance

Investing $32 million of new operating expenditure in employment relations services over the next four years will help strengthen compliance with minimum employment standards, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse says.

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