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Dawn Service Speech

On this beach, on this day, at this hour, exactly 100 years ago, the first Anzac troops came ashore.

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Speech at Chunuk Bair

There are places on this peninsula whose names will never be forgotten. Each country remembers where their soldiers fought, and where they fell. Places where extraordinary bravery was shown, in unspeakable conditions.

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PM speech at Istanbul Peace Summit

One hundred years ago today, thousands of young New Zealand and Australian soldiers waited anxiously for the orders that would send them ashore in an attempt to secure the Gallipoli Peninsula.

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PM delivers speech at International Peace Summit

Prime Minister John Key addressed the International Peace Summit in Istanbul, where historic bonds and current security challenges were common topics.

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NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced New Zealand has been chosen as the preferred destination to host secondary school students from Chile on the Chilean Government’s scholarship scheme ‘Penguins Without Borders’.

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NZ showcased at Chilean Innovation Forum

New Zealand’s strengths in business, innovation and education were highlighted by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce yesterday in a speech to Chile’s private and public sector leaders.

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Ebola ruled out for healthcare worker

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the second healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone and required testing to rule out Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

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Update on 6.2 St Arnaud earthquake

GeoNet recorded a 6.2 earthquake located 35km south-east of St Arnaud, at a depth of 52km, just after 3.30pm today.

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Minister welcomes Air NZ announcement

Transport Minister Simon Bridges is welcoming Air New Zealand’s news that the Christchurch Engine Centre will be one of the first facilities in the world capable of dealing with new generation aircraft engines.

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$776,000 for new Marlborough recycling facility

The Government is to provide $776,000 from the Waste Minimisation Fund for a new Marlborough waste sorting facility, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today during a visit to the Marlborough District Council’s Resource Recovery Centre in Blenheim with Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith.

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Kaipara District Council Commissioners reappointed

Associate Minister of Local Government Hon Louise Upston has today announced the three Commissioners appointed to the Kaipara District Council in 2012 are to be re-appointed for a further year.

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Returned healthcare worker being tested to rule out Ebola

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a second healthcare worker recently returned from the international response to Ebola in West Africa is to be tested to rule out the virus.

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Patients take more control of their own health

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of patient portals.

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TVNZ and RNZ appointments announced

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today announced the appointment of Sussan Turner as a Director of TVNZ and the elevation of Therese Walsh to Deputy Chair.

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Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck today welcomed the release of the first Christchurch Housing Accord monitoring report, which shows a strong recovery in Christchurch’s residential housing since the earthquakes.

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Transfer to GPS monitoring on track

Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today visited the centre from which offenders and defendants who are subject to electronic sentences and bail are monitored.

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Akaroa harbour lands preserved for public

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry is pleased to announce two key remnants of the native landscape of the Banks Peninsula will now be open for public access.

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Event recognises International education links

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has tonight highlighted the importance of Chinese international students in Christchurch.

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Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is outraged by the squalid state of some private rental properties in Christchurch.

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NZ ready to assist after Nepal quake

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand stands ready with financial and practical assistance as Nepal responds to the devastating ANZAC Day earthquake.

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