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28 July, 2015

New Deputy Chief Censor appointed

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of Jared Mullen as the Deputy Chief Censor of Film and Literature for a three-year term.

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14 July, 2015

Minister commends firefighters deploying to Canada

Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne is praising the sixteen firefighters from New Zealand’s rural fire authorities that deploy to Canada tonight to help contain raging wildfires in the state of Alberta.

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10 July, 2015

Communities set to benefit from $180 million of Lottery Grants funding

Internal Affairs Minister and Presiding Member of the Lottery Grants Board, Hon Peter Dunne today announced $180 million of Lottery funding is being made available to support communities throughout New Zealand.

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6 July, 2015

Kiwis big users of online services

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are using online services, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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28 June, 2015

Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020 - the Medicines Strategy Action Plan

Good evening and welcome to the launch of Implementing Medicines New Zealand, the new medicines action plan.

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22 June, 2015

New Masterton Needle Exchange Premises

It is my privilege to be here today to celebrate the opening of The Drugs, Health and Development Project Trust’s (DHDP) new Masterton premises.

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18 June, 2015

Address to the 2015 Government Information Systems (GOVIS) Forum, Wellington

I congratulate the organisers of the conference on the choice of topic: building trust. There is nothing more important than trust for the effective functioning of a democracy. There is nothing harder to restore once trust is lost. There is no greater risk to the improvement of public services through the use of improved ICT than lack of trust.

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15 June, 2015

Perioperative mortality report’s new areas help New Zealand remain world leader

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is welcoming today’s release of the fourth annual Perioperative Mortality Review Committee’s (POMRC) report.

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12 June, 2015

NZMA General Practitioners Conference

I want to acknowledge the New Zealand Medical Association and Conference Matters for organising this conference year after year and for the critical role primary care plays in improving population health outcomes and lifting performance across the health sector.

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9 June, 2015

Minister approves one-off use of Cannabidiol product ‘Elixinol’

Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne has today approved on compassionate grounds the one-off use of Elixinol, a cannabidiol (CBD) product from the United States to be administered by clinicians treating Wellington patient Alex Renton.

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29 May, 2015

Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says thousands of New Zealand online passport renewal applicants now have an easy, fast way to get a RealMe verified identity and access a range of online services.

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27 May, 2015

Submissions called for on Fire Services review

Proposals to improve support for volunteer, paid and rural firefighters and to ensure fire services meet community expectations are open for public feedback.

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26 May, 2015

Minister Concerned at Reports of Adverse Reactions

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is concerned at the use of untested and unapproved black-market psychoactive substances in the Auckland area, following recent reports of adverse reactions.

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25 May, 2015

10-year passports enable reduction in annual cost

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says the Government has listened to New Zealanders and adult passports will again be valid for 10 years, once required law changes are made.

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22 May, 2015

‘Ethics in Practice’ Conference

As Associate Minister of Health with the relatively new delegation of ethics committees, it is my pleasure to be here – I have found my responsibility in this area to be engaging, thought provoking, and of critical importance to the wider health sector.

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22 May, 2015

Archives New Zealand to rebuild Christchurch facility

The Budget confirms $6.1 million in operating funding over the next four years and $13 million of capital funding from the Future Investment Fund to rebuild Archives New Zealand’s Christchurch facility in Wigram, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

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21 May, 2015

$52m to replace wharf at Chatham Islands

A critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne says.

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19 May, 2015

Address to Open Day Two of the 2015 Identity Conference

I want to start this morning by looking at how far we have come over the last 20 years or so managing identity and privacy, where we are headed and the Government’s focus on digital delivery.

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12 May, 2015

Dunne to review unsafe and illegal gun use

Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne is urging the hunting community to keep gun safety at the forefront of their minds following two tragic fatal incidents during the weekend. The first involving a teen in the Bay of Plenty and the second a young man in the Central North Island were both the result of the (accidental) discharge of their weapons.

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5 May, 2015

Permanent Forum on International Pharmaceutical Crime (PFIPC)

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health (Medsafe) and The Therapeutics Goods Administration of Australia are proud to be joint hosts for this meeting. New Zealand and Australia have a long and proud history of mutual co-operation.

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16 April, 2015

Plan ahead to get the end-of-life care you want

Today is Conversations that Count Day, and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne is urging New Zealanders both young and old to talk about the kind of care they would want if they were seriously ill or at the end of their life.

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8 April, 2015

Appointments to Lotteries Commission

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Judy Kirk as the Presiding Member (Chair) of the Lotteries Commission for two years, the elevation of Tony Mossman to Deputy Presiding Member and the appointment of a new Director Mark Gilbert.

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9 March, 2015

NZ Statement to 58th Session of United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

It is a pleasure to be back in Vienna this year for what is a particularly important stage in the build up to the UN General Assembly Special Session in 2016.

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4 March, 2015

Opening Address – NICE 2015 Symposium on Health and Social Care

Thank you for inviting me to open this joint NICE-bpacnz symposium on guidelines and pathways and the roles that they have in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

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4 March, 2015

Consultation on proposed gambling fee changes

The gambling sector and the public are being consulted on proposed changes to gambling fees, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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27 February, 2015

Appointments to Lottery Distribution Committees

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced 13 new members to ten Lottery distribution committees with terms commencing on 2 March 2015.

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26 February, 2015

Appointments to the Archives Council

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three appointments to the Archives Council Te Rua Wānanga.

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25 February, 2015

Opening address: Safe use of opioids national collaborative

As Associate Minister of Health, it is my pleasure to be here with you all this morning to open learning session one, the Collaborative’s inaugural national event.

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24 February, 2015

Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling sector

Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling sector The Gambling Amendment Bill (No.2) passed by Parliament today will ensure that the Gambling Act 2003 works as originally intended, Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said today.

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20 February, 2015

Pharmacists key to safe use of medicines

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

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