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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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17 March, 2015

Foss welcomes agreement for rental vehicle code

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a move by the rental vehicle industry to establish a Code of Best Practice to educate visiting drivers and improve safety for all road users.

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10 March, 2015

Foss welcomes impairment discussion paper

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a discussion paper exploring regulatory options for managing drug and alcohol impairment in the aviation, maritime and rail sectors.

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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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