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27 August, 2015

Views sought on 21st century content regulation

Justice, Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has released a discussion document looking at whether policy and regulatory frameworks are fit for purpose in the current New Zealand media landscape.

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27 August, 2015

Govt launches Green Paper to explore digital convergence

Communications and Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams today launched a Green Paper and work programme outlining the Government’s response to the challenges and opportunities of a converged world.

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26 August, 2015

Better information for Judges making family violence bail decisions

A new pilot programme will soon see Judges making bail decisions automatically receive a new report on defendants’ family violence history, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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20 August, 2015

Broadband rollout supporting regional growth

High speed broadband and mobile connectivity is supporting regional growth and innovation across New Zealand, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams say.

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19 August, 2015

One month left for councils to get digital enablement plans sorted

Local authorities have four more weeks to submit a digital enablement plan outlining how they will take advantage of new investment from the Government’s broadband extension, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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10 August, 2015

Government Inquiry into handling of Robertson case announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have today released the draft Terms of Reference for the Government Inquiry into the handling of the Tony Robertson case.

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7 August, 2015

Nearly one million homes and businesses now able to access better broadband

The Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) are together already providing nearly one million New Zealand premises with better connectivity, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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5 August, 2015

Family violence initiatives making an impact one year on

A suite of Government initiatives has built momentum for efforts to reduce New Zealand’s horrific family violence track-record, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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5 August, 2015

Fresh look at family violence laws

A discussion document launched today takes a hard look at the way the law prevents and responds to family violence, and proposes a comprehensive rethink to strengthen New Zealand’s legislative response.

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3 August, 2015

Six NZ finalists in global tech awards

Communications Minister Amy Adams has acknowledged six New Zealand companies which have been selected as finalists in this year’s World Summit Awards for creativity and innovation in ICT.

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29 July, 2015

Launch of new family violence work programme

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley have today launched a new work programme to ensure government agencies respond better to family and sexual violence.

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27 July, 2015

Agency sought to help reduce cyberbullying

The search is underway for an Approved Agency where victims of cyberbullying can turn to for help, Justice Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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24 July, 2015

New NZ On Air appointments announced

Dunedin businessman Ian Taylor and media specialist Helen Grattan have been appointed to the board of NZ On Air, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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23 July, 2015

Broadband Map helps Kiwis find best connectivity options

Communications Minister Amy Adams today launched a new online map that will allow New Zealanders to source the best broadband options available to them at their home or business.

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21 July, 2015

Further consultation on improving resolution of Accident Compensation appeals

Courts Minister Amy Adams and ACC Minister Nikki Kaye have today announced further consultation on the proposed Accident Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

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15 July, 2015

Register to keep tabs on deported offenders up and running

Efforts to improve the oversight, supervision and support for offenders deported to New Zealand, particularly from Australia, are making good headway, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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13 July, 2015

Global anti-money laundering meeting held in Auckland

New Zealand has a key role to play in global efforts to combat money laundering and counter the financing of terrorism, Justice Minister Amy Adams said at the opening of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering in Auckland today.

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6 July, 2015

Around 64,000 fewer recorded crimes

The crime figures from the Better Public Services results show there were around 64,000 fewer crimes in the past year than in June 2011, though data for the most recent quarter serve as a reminder that there is always more work to be done, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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2 July, 2015

Bill to better support sexual violence victims underway

The first stage of the Government’s sexual violence reforms are underway with the passing of the first reading of the Evidence Amendment Act today, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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1 July, 2015

Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

Up to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety Service, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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30 June, 2015

Better protections for victims of cyberbullying

A Bill to curb cyberbullying and better support victims passed its third and final reading in Parliament today with overwhelming cross-party support.

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30 June, 2015

Paula Rose appointed to BSA

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced the appointment of Paula Rose QSO, as a board member of the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA).

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26 June, 2015

UFB clocks up 100,000 connected customers

Communications Minister Amy Adams today unveiled the 100,000th user to benefit from the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout.

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21 June, 2015

SMEs focus for Connect Smart Week

Communications Minister Amy Adams says the second annual Connect Smart Awareness Week is a reminder to be vigilant about online security.

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19 June, 2015

UFB rollout hits halfway mark

Communications Minister Amy Adams today announced that the build programme for the first stage of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) initiative has now reached the midway point.

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18 June, 2015

New 111 smartphone app to be developed

Mobile phone calls to 111 will be quicker and safer in future with the development of a new app, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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17 June, 2015

White Pages opt-in service cuts waste

The Government has agreed to extend White Pages’ successful opt-in service across New Zealand, Communications Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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12 June, 2015

Search begins for new Chief Victims Advisor

Establishing a Chief Victims Advisor to the Government is an important step to ensuring victims are placed at the heart of decision-making, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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10 June, 2015

Dunedin joins modern AVL network

The Dunedin Courthouse has become the eighteenth court to connect to the audio-visual link (AVL) network, Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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9 June, 2015

Land access changes to streamline UFB rollout

Communications Minister Amy Adams has today released a raft of proposals to help speed up the installation of Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB).

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