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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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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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