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31 July, 2015

Students encouraged to remember Passchendaele

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says a multi-media competition for year 13 students will help ensure the bravery and sacrifice of New Zealand troops during the Battle of Passchendaele is not forgotten.

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30 July, 2015

Factsheet highlights value of small business

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today released Small Businesses in New Zealand — an online factsheet highlighting the significant contribution small and medium-sized firms make to New Zealand’s economy.

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28 July, 2015

New initiative to improve overseas driver safety

A new online training module will help ensure visiting drivers stay safe on New Zealand roads, Ministers Paula Bennett and Craig Foss say.

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25 July, 2015

‘Coolest little capital’ by the numbers

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new infographic celebrating 150 years since Wellington became the capital shows how far the city has come.

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24 July, 2015

Hawke’s Bay ‘Land Girl’ honoured

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will today present a pin and certificate of appreciation to Hawke’s Bay ‘Land Girl’ Tiny (Helen) White.

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24 July, 2015

Small businesses urged to value and protect IP

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is welcoming an online initiative to help small businesses better understand and protect their intellectual property (IP).

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23 July, 2015

New world-class framework for UAVs

New rules on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will enable innovation and put New Zealand at the forefront of regulating a rapidly evolving industry, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say.

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9 July, 2015

Low volume vehicle review welcomed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a review of the certification process for vehicles built from scratch or modified for a specialised purpose.

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7 July, 2015

Small businesses encouraged to use GETS

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is encouraging small businesses to utilise the Electronic Tender Service (GETS) — a free web-based service for information on New Zealand Government tender opportunities.

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1 July, 2015

ESC now mandatory for many new vehicles

Mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) for a range of new vehicles will help prevent deaths and serious injuries on our roads, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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30 June, 2015

Foss to attend small business conference

Small Business Minister Craig Foss will travel to Melbourne tomorrow to attend the 28th Annual Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) conference.

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24 June, 2015

More road safety info for visiting drivers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming an initiative to provide road safety messages to every visitor from China travelling on a general visitor visa.

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18 June, 2015

Last chance to have your say on 2018 Census

Statistics Minister Craig Foss is again urging New Zealanders to share their views on 2018 Census content.

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17 June, 2015

SuperGold Card holders to keep moving

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says a review of the SuperGold Card public transport scheme ensures entitlements for card holders remain the same.

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10 June, 2015

Agricultural survey goes digital

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says the Agricultural Production Survey is going digital for the first time, saving farmers and growers time, while still providing important information on the country’s biggest industry.

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8 June, 2015

Budget 2015: Funding boost to close data gap

A Budget 2015 investment of over $1 million a year will close a critical gap in New Zealand’s financial information, Statistics Minister Craig Foss says.

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7 June, 2015

Chunuk Bair plans well underway

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says preparations for the Battle of Chunuk Bair centenary service at Gallipoli are progressing well.

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3 June, 2015

Budget 2015: Funding boost enhances weather forecasting

An operating funding increase that will grow to just over $5 million a year by 2018/19 will allow MetService to become more resilient, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say.

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2 June, 2015

Data supply agreement better for business

Statistics New Zealand and accounting software firm Xero have signed a trial data supply agreement that could improve the quality of statistics and produce new ones for the benefit of both government and business, Statistics Minister Craig Foss says.

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28 May, 2015

Take care on roads this long weekend

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is reminding all road users to take extra care travelling over Queen’s Birthday weekend.

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28 May, 2015

Reduced ACC car levy rates just a click away

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say car owners can now visit the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) RightCar website to see the reduced ACC levy they’ll pay from 1 July, when ACC introduces risk rating.

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20 May, 2015

Foss to attend trans-Tasman transport meeting

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss will represent the New Zealand Government at the third Transport and Infrastructure Council meeting in Sydney this week.

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14 May, 2015

Foss welcomes Code to help inform visiting drivers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a trial of a rental vehicle Code of Practice to inform visiting drivers and improve safety for all road users.

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3 May, 2015

Road Safety Week to focus on kids

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says Road Safety Week 2015 will focus on some of our most vulnerable road users — children.

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30 April, 2015

Census submissions go online

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new online discussion forum is a great way for New Zealanders to help shape the 2018 census.

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16 April, 2015

Tax compliance costs for SMEs continue to fall

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed a report showing tax compliance costs for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) continue to fall.

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13 April, 2015

Smart solutions for small businesses

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says a new online resource can help small businesses succeed by identifying their customers, markets and competition.

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7 April, 2015

Gallipoli preparations on the home straight

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says final preparations for the centenary commemorations at Gallipoli this Anzac Day are well underway, with the Gallipoli 2015 ballot now complete.

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2 April, 2015

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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20 March, 2015

Foss welcomes visit by Canakkale Governor

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says Ahmet Cinar, Governor of Turkey’s Canakkale Province, will visit New Zealand next week.

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