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2 July, 2015

Developer chosen for inner city neighbourhoods

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the appointment of a preferred development partner for an exciting new era of inner city living in Christchurch.

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2 July, 2015

Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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3 June, 2015

Iraq thanks NZ for training contribution

Senior Iraqi officials have conveyed thanks to Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee for New Zealand’s deployment of military personnel to help build the capacity of the Iraqi security forces.

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29 May, 2015

NZ-UK joint statement on defence cooperation

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and his counterpart the Rt Hon Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence, have signed a joint statement on defence cooperation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore. The statement reflects findings from a review of the defence relationship.

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28 May, 2015

Minister to attend defence talks in Singapore

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today for Singapore to join his counterparts at the 14th annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

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25 May, 2015

Bus Interchange opening signals new era

Today’s opening of the first Government-led anchor project building ushers in a new era for Christchurch and how people move around the city, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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21 May, 2015

Government continues to back NZ armed forces

New operating funding of $264 million over four years for the New Zealand Defence Force continues the Government’s commitment to deliver long-term funding certainty to our armed forces.

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21 May, 2015

Govt support for Canterbury rebuild now $16.5b

An additional $107.8 million operating funding over the next four years is provided in Budget 2015 for the Canterbury rebuild, cementing the Government’s commitment to the recovery effort.

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18 May, 2015

Defence White Paper advisory panel announced

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced the appointment of the independent panel which will advise him on the Defence White Paper 2015.

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13 May, 2015

Wall design chosen for Earthquake Memorial

A design called The Memorial Wall will make for a beautiful and fitting Canterbury Earthquake Memorial, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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5 May, 2015

Defence White Paper public consultation begins

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee welcomes the beginning of the public consultation process for the 2015 Defence White Paper, calling for New Zealanders to seize this opportunity to influence defence policy.

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22 April, 2015

Minister visiting Europe, Singapore, PNG

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today for Belgium, where he will be New Zealand’s official representative at Anzac Day commemorations.

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21 April, 2015

New process for red zone Crown offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone.

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20 April, 2015

Extension of NZDF commitment in Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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16 April, 2015

Government continues to back central city

The Government is continuing to back the recovery of central Christchurch, with about 350 public servants to relocate into a major new development, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and State Services Minister Paula Bennett have announced.

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19 March, 2015

HMNZS Canterbury to Vanuatu

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that the HMNZS Canterbury will be sent to Vanuatu to support the recovery effort following Cyclone Pam.

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13 March, 2015

Crown reviewing Supreme Court ruling

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Crown is reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision, released this morning, on the appeal taken by a group of vacant, commercial and uninsured Christchurch landowners calling themselves the ‘Quake Outcasts,’ and commercial property developer Fowler Developments Limited.

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13 March, 2015

Sharing NZ expertise to reduce disaster risk

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister and Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission Gerry Brownlee is leading the New Zealand delegation to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, from March 14-18.

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24 February, 2015

Government approves NZDF training mission to Iraq

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the New Zealand Defence Force will deploy a non-combat training mission to Iraq to build the capacity of the Iraqi security forces to combat ISIL.

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18 February, 2015

Survey of Canterbury repairs underway

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the commencement of an independent survey of the completed residential repairs in Christchurch.

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18 February, 2015

Defence Minister to meet Australian counterpart

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will meet today with his recently appointed Australian counterpart the Hon Kevin Andrews, in Melbourne.

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16 February, 2015

Australian C17 visiting Wellington

A Royal Australian Air Force C17 Globemaster aircraft will deliver almost 50 tonnes of sandstone to Wellington today to progress construction of the Australian World War One memorial to be located in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

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10 February, 2015

Defence contingency training commences

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has granted permission for the New Zealand Defence Force to undertake specific contingency training for a possible deployment to Iraq.

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29 January, 2015

New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji

New Zealand Defence Force co-operation with Fiji’s military forces will formally resume this weekend, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

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28 January, 2015

EQC Anniversary a milestone for New Zealand

The 70th anniversary since the Earthquake and War Damage Commission was set up in January 1945, is a proud milestone for all New Zealanders, Minister responsible for the EQC, Gerry Brownlee says.

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15 January, 2015

Criticism of Navy over illegal fishing operation unjustified

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says ill-informed criticism of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s operation involving illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean ignores the success of the operation.

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22 December, 2014

Huge experience on transition advisory board

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced an Advisory Board on Transition with a wealth of experience and knowledge about the recovery needs of greater Christchurch.

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21 December, 2014

Busy year for NZ Defence Force

The NZ Defence Force has had a busy year participating in exercises, operations, national and international commemorations, and personnel can be proud of all they’ve achieved, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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19 December, 2014

Five Navy helicopters sold to Peru

Five Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters have been sold to Peru, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

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16 December, 2014

Minister visiting Fiji to renew Defence ties

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee will visit Fiji today in an initial move towards rebuilding defence co-operation and engagement between New Zealand and Fiji.

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