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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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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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Delivering benefits to families - July 1 changes

A number of government policies that come into effect tomorrow will deliver real benefits to families, Prime Minister John Key says.

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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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Speech to Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce function

Just as central government has to make some tough decisions and trade-offs, so too do councils as we work together to rebuild this city.

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NZ begins Presidency of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York.

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Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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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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Extra support for social service providers

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that a further $4.3 million in funding for capability development support has been provided to a range of social service providers.

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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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