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PM to attend 46th Pacific Islands Forum

Prime Minister John Key will lead a delegation to Papua New Guinea to attend the annual Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting being held in Port Moresby.

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$96.5 million for new science research programmes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has today announced funding for 48 new science research programmes, for a total investment of $96.5 million over the next four years.

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New plan for Waimakariri residential red zones

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has directed that a Recovery Plan be prepared for the future use of the residential red zones in the Waimakariri District.

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First certificate issued under new UAV rules

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say the first certified flight of an unmanned helicopter under new aviation rules is a great example of how they can enable commercial use.

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New container terminal to boost regional growth in Whanganui

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says a new inland container terminal in Whanganui will help boost regional growth by improving transport connections for importers and exporters.

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New research on financial capability in schools

New research into secondary school students’ understanding of money and how to manage it has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith.

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Community groups receive $918,000 in War on Weeds funding

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry has announced a $918,000 commitment to the War on Weeds through this year’s round of Community Conservation Partnerships Fund grants.

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$13.5m redevelopment for Ohope Beach School

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye visited Ohope Beach School in the Bay of Plenty this morning, to announce a $13.5 million redevelopment for the school.

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Library and Information Advisory Commission Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

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Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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Feedback sought on Disability Action Plan

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says the first annual update of the Disability Action Plan 2014-2018 will help government agencies work together on actions that are important to disabled people.

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Crown-iwi agreement on Auckland housing programme

Agreement has been reached with Auckland iwi which will facilitate progress on the Government’s programme to develop housing on Crown-owned land, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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Oil and gas Block Offer 2016 consultation begins

Block Offer 2016, the Government process for awarding oil and gas exploration permits, is underway, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges says.

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Crown land agreement to boost social housing

Ensuring housing developed on Crown land in Auckland includes provision for social housing will ensure more vulnerable New Zealanders can get access to warm, modern properties, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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