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Next section of Western Corridor underway

Work got underway this morning on the fourth of six sections of Christchurch’s Western Corridor motorway, with the first sod turned by Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee for the Johns Road section from The Groynes to Sawyers Arms Road.

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$139m investment in new research programmes

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that $139 million over six years will be invested in new science research programmes.

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$90,000 for kea conservation

The Government is providing $90,000 from the Community Conservation Partnership Fund to support the Kea Conservation Trust, Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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Cabinet approves in-between travel settlement

A proposed settlement has been agreed that will lead to home support workers getting paid for the time they spend traveling between clients.

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NZ welcomes the release of Fiji peacekeepers

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the safe release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers from Fiji who had been detained in Syria.

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New Auckland Special Housing Areas to deliver 8000 more homes

A fourth tranche of 17 Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that would yield more than 8000 additional new homes across Auckland was today announced by Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

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The number of GP trainees continues to grow

The number of doctors practising in New Zealand will continue to grow as record numbers of graduates have signed up for GP training next year says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

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Four new Partnership Schools to open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015.

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Council ratification marks further progress

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed Christchurch City Council’s ratification of the Christchurch Housing Accord which will enable further housing initiatives to assist the city’s recovery.

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