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Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth.

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More parents resolving disputes outside court

Almost 70 per cent of family disputes referred to mediation involving children are being settled out of court a year on from the Government’s family justice reforms says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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Oil and Gas Block Offer 2015 announced

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has launched Block Offer 2015, the annual tender for oil and gas exploration permits.

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Minister delighted with calibre of nominations

Education Minister Hekia Parata says she is delighted with the high number and calibre of people nominated for the new teacher professional body, EDUCANZ (Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand).

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Extensions for Social Sector Trials

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has announced that the Social Sector Trials taking place in 16 communities around New Zealand are being extended for a year from 1 July.

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NZ ICT sector thanked for work on IRD transformation

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has thanked the New Zealand ICT sector for their collaboration with Inland Revenue on the modernisation and simplification of New Zealand’s tax system.

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New website showcases World War I footage

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says a new website featuring previously unavailable film from World War I is an engrossing historical resource.

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Fish, eels, punts return to cleaner Avon River

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the completion of more than a year’s worth of cleaning and rehabilitation of the Ōtākaro/Avon River.

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eReferral system rolled out across South Island

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says Southern DHB has now completed the South Island’s rollout of eReferrals, enabling faster more accurate transfer of patient information.

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Finlayson delivers Crown apology to Ngāruahine

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today delivered the Crown’s formal apology to Ngāruahine for historical breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi.

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Minister to attend fifth annual ISTP

Education Minister Hekia Parata will be departing for Canada today to attend the fifth International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) accompanied by teachers, professionals and union leaders.

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ACC report confirms volatility in accounts

ACC’s latest quarterly report highlights the impact of short-term volatilities on the ACC scheme’s financial position, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye.

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Neighbours Day spurs community spirit

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging people living in cities to make a special effort to get to know their neighbours on Neighbours Day this weekend.

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