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Next steps in social housing

New Zealand is in good shape and getting better. We are making great strides towards building a stronger, more prosperous country – a country where we can have a great lifestyle and earn a good income that compares well with the rest of the world.

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Ministers confirm commitment to social housing

The Government’s commitment to helping New Zealanders in need by providing more social housing is at the heart of its social housing reform programme, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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PM acknowledges Northland MP’s resignation

Prime Minister John Key today acknowledged the resignation of Northland MP Mike Sabin for personal reasons.

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$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network.

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New Christchurch child cancer facility opens

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new facility for children undergoing cancer treatment in Christchurch.

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Christchurch well placed for Cricket World Cup

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today inspected Hagley Oval and met with tournament organisers ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Appointment of Chief Coroner

Auckland Coroner Deborah Marshall has been appointed the new Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today. She replaces Judge Neil MacLean who is retiring after having served in the position since 2007.

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First set of Urban Cycleways projects announced

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced the first $37 million worth of cycleway projects to be rolled out across the country as part of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme.

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More students with special needs to get support

Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today that 1,500 students with special education needs will be the first to benefit from additional teacher’s aide hours from Term One this year.

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Building activity reaches record high

Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.

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UK Foreign Secretary to visit NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming visit to New Zealand by Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Philip Hammond.

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Construction starts at new $40m Hamilton school

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will turn the soil at a ceremony tomorrow morning to mark the start of construction of Hamilton’s new Rototuna Junior High School.

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Pacific jobseeker numbers fall

Working-age Pacific people recorded the largest fall in work-ready jobseeker numbers over the last year, new statistics show.

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New appointment to Arts Council

Michael Moynahan has been appointed a member of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barry announced today.

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Sponsors invest in leadership development

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for more sponsors to develop New Zealand’s future leaders by partnering with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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