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21 May, 2015

Further $113m boost for tertiary education, skills

Budget 2015 will provide a further $112.3 million of operating funding over four years and $1 million of capital funding to invest in knowledge and skills to grow New Zealand’s economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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21 May, 2015

$25m funding for Regional Research Institutes

Budget 2015 allows for up to $25 million over three years to support the establishment of new privately led Regional Research Institutes, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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21 May, 2015

$12.1m for NZ Business Number

The Budget provides further funding of $12.1 million for the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) initiative, which provides a unique identifier for businesses to use in their interactions with government agencies and each other.

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19 May, 2015

$5m new funding for forestry research partnership

The Government will invest $5 million over seven years in a research partnership to increase the competitiveness of the forestry sector, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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15 May, 2015

2015 ICT report reveals growing industry strength

The strength of New Zealand’s ICT sector has been revealed in a new report released today by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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12 May, 2015

Bay of Plenty set for good growth

The Bay of Plenty region and its industries could grow substantially thanks to its resource, population, location and climate advantages, a newly published report reveals.

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7 May, 2015

Four more Centres of Research Excellence Funded

Four more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) have been selected by the Tertiary Education Commission at the end of the second round of CoREs funding.

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6 May, 2015

NZTE International Growth Fund changes following evaluation

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced changes designed to strengthen government investment in developing New Zealand’s export sector via the International Growth Fund.

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6 May, 2015

Strong Job Growth Continues

The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows ongoing job growth in the New Zealand economy, while a record labour market participation rate kept the unemployment level steady at 5.8% in the March quarter.

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1 May, 2015

Search begins for 2015 winners of PM’s Science Prizes

Entries have opened for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes, which will award a total of $1 million to New Zealand’s top scientists and researchers.

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30 April, 2015

NZICC preliminary design to be agreed by May 31

The Crown and SkyCity have agreed to a May 31 deadline for a revised NZICC Preliminary Design, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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28 April, 2015

Internationalisation key to student success

The growing need to internationalise the world’s universities to properly equip today’s students for our globalised world was highlighted by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce at the FAUBAI international education conference in Cuiabá, Brazil, today.

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23 April, 2015

NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced New Zealand has been chosen as the preferred destination to host secondary school students from Chile on the Chilean Government’s scholarship scheme ‘Penguins Without Borders’.

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23 April, 2015

NZ showcased at Chilean Innovation Forum

New Zealand’s strengths in business, innovation and education were highlighted by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce yesterday in a speech to Chile’s private and public sector leaders.

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21 April, 2015

Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America.

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21 April, 2015

Agencies to benefit from new AoG panel

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the five providers appointed to a new All-of-Government (AoG) panel for risk financing and insurance intermediary (brokerage) services.

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20 April, 2015

Three NZ-China research projects announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Co-operation in Wellington by announcing three new joint research projects between the two countries.

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17 April, 2015

Melbourne job fair this weekend

The final event in the current New Zealand job fair series in Australia will take place in Melbourne this weekend, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston announced today.

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16 April, 2015

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced eight council appointments to five tertiary education institutions, which include three new council members.

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16 April, 2015

NZBN extends to all businesses

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith have welcomed the introduction of legislation that will extend the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) to all business entities.

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15 April, 2015

$1.9m to grow Māori science & innovation

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell today announced the third annual investment in the Vision Mātauranga Science Fund, which was established to grow skills and capacity in science and innovation and support outcomes that benefit Māori and New Zealand.

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15 April, 2015

14 companies to grow R&D with Growth Grants

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the latest companies that meet eligibility criteria for research and development (R&D) Growth Grants administered by Callaghan Innovation.

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14 April, 2015

Budget 2015: $80m boost for R&D funding

Innovative Kiwi businesses investing in research and development (R&D) will benefit from a boost in funding for Callaghan Innovation as part of Budget 2015, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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10 April, 2015

Strengthening school relationships with China

Twenty schools across New Zealand have received NZ$50,000 in total to strengthen their Chinese sister school relationships, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce announced today.

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9 April, 2015

Minister opens NZ primary sector Shanghai office

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has officially opened the Shanghai office of Primary Collaboration New Zealand (PCNZ) – a coalition of New Zealand food and beverage companies pooling their expertise in China.

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7 April, 2015

Minister Joyce to visit China

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce leaves for Shanghai, China, this evening to foster ties between the two countries’ marine, education and technology sectors.

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7 April, 2015

Much better start of year for Novopay

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has congratulated school administrators and Novopay staff and contractors for the strongest result yet for the busiest payroll period in the school year.

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7 April, 2015

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training expands

The Government today announced further expansion of the Māori & Pasifika Trades Training initiative with the selection of three new consortia to join the scheme.

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27 March, 2015

Increase in business R&D spend welcomed

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed Statistics New Zealand data released today that shows businesses in New Zealand continue to invest more in research and development to fuel their growth.

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26 March, 2015

Entries open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is encouraging senior managers, executives and business owners who want to expand their international expertise to apply for the 2015 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

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