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5 March, 2015

South Island road safety work fast-tracked

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced the Visiting Drivers Signature Project (VDSP) will be extended and planned safety improvements fast-tracked following recent crashes involving overseas visitors.

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27 February, 2015

Govt backs data forum’s recommendations

The Government is backing the recommendations of the NZ Data Futures Forum to make better use of public data and uphold privacy standards, Finance Minister Bill English and Statistics Minister Craig Foss say.

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26 February, 2015

A step into the future for prices

Statistics Minister Craig Foss says the use of tablet computers is making data collection faster and more efficient.

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25 February, 2015

Gallipoli ballot approaches final stages

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss is urging anyone on the Gallipoli 2015 ballot waitlist to check their inbox for an update from the ballot office.

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12 February, 2015

Foss encourages small business submissions

Small Business Minister Craig Foss is encouraging small business owners to make submissions to the Rules Reduction Taskforce.

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22 January, 2015

Foss to visit Turkey, China

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will visit Turkey this week to meet key officials and review plans for this year’s Anzac Day commemorations.

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21 January, 2015

New tranche of Gallipoli passes issued

A fourth round of passes to Anzac Day commemorations in Turkey were this week offered to those on the Gallipoli 2015 ballot wait list, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says.

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20 January, 2015

Small passenger services review underway

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says he has asked officials to conduct a review of the regulatory framework for small passenger services, such as taxis and private hire car services.

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12 January, 2015

Final stages of Gallipoli ballot approaching

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says those offered passes in the third tranche of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot have just three days left to accept their place at this year’s Anzac Day commemorations.

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5 January, 2015

Holiday road toll for 2014/15

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging anyone travelling on the roads this summer to make safety a priority.

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1 January, 2015

Road toll shows need for vigilance

The provisional road toll for 2014 is 297, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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22 December, 2014

The top five gifts for drivers

Help your friends and family stay safe on the roads this festive season with the top five gifts for drivers, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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19 December, 2014

A summer ‘gift’ for your boatie

Helping your friends and family stay safe on the water this holiday season is the gift that lasts a lifetime, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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12 December, 2014

Minister welcomes cycle safety report

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss has welcomed the Cycling Safety Panel’s final report, which has 35 recommendations for central and local government.

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12 December, 2014

Drone operators need to play by the rules

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is currently updating Civil Aviation Rules to better manage the safety risks of the use of remotely piloted aircraft (or drones), says Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss.

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10 December, 2014

NZ to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

New Zealand will ratify the Maritime Labour Convention to ensure fair treatment of seafarers and protect the reputation of New Zealand exports, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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5 December, 2014

Support for veterans changing

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says support for New Zealand veterans is about to change for the better.

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4 December, 2014

Driver licensing system to be reviewed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced a review of parts of New Zealand’s driver licensing system.

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1 December, 2014

Licence changes take effect today

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says changes to the Graduated Driver Licensing System (GDLS) coming into force today will encourage drivers and motorcyclists to sit their full licence.

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1 December, 2014

Foss welcomes lower alcohol limit

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says the lower alcohol limit for adult drivers will help make our roads safer and save lives.

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27 November, 2014

Ministers launch summer road safety campaign

Police Minister Michael Woodhouse and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today launched the ‘Reach the beach safely this summer’ campaign, an initiative led by New Zealand Police.

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26 November, 2014

New online tool for small business

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today welcomed the release of a new online tool to help small and medium-sized businesses understand the cost of employing staff.

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14 November, 2014

Gallipoli 2015 tickets reallocated

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says the second tranche of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot is underway, with just over 300 double passes to next year’s Anzac Day commemorations reallocated this week.

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11 November, 2014

Commemoration by the numbers

Statistics Minister Craig Foss today commemorated Armistice Day with the launch of a WW100 infographic.

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30 October, 2014

Foss to attend Albany WWI commemorations

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One.

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22 October, 2014

Gallipoli 2015 deadline approaches

Successful applicants of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot have just four days left to accept their place at next year’s Anzac Day commemorations, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says.

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10 October, 2014

Passchendaele competition winner named

Veterans' Affairs Minister Craig Foss today announced the winner of the 2014 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition as 17-year-old Siobhan Lenehan from Carmel College in Auckland.

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