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April 1 changes to help families get ahead

Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership from tomorrow.

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New B4SC resources to boost participation

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new Before School Check resources aim to further increase participation in the free programme.

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Deed of Settlement signed with Hineuru

The Crown has signed a deed of settlement for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Hineuru at Parliament, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today.

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ISTP impressed with IES

Education Minister Hekia Parata is returning to New Zealand after attending the International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Canada.

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$6.3m upgrade for Mahurangi College Warkworth

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today that work has begun on a $6.3 million property upgrade at Mahurangi College in Warkworth, North Auckland.

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Crackdown on child exploitation passes unanimously

A Bill to better protect children from sexual exploitation passed its final reading in Parliament today with unanimous support.

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Stay safe this Easter

No matter what you get up to over the Easter break, you can help keep yourself and your loved ones safe on the road, water and around trains by following a few simple steps, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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Celebrating people with autism

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to celebrate people with Autism Spectrum Disorder while highlighting ways to improve their quality of life.

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Social Security Amendment Bill passes final reading

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says an amendment bill passed in Parliament today addresses ambiguities and technical errors in the Social Security Act.

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