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29 January, 2015

$5m to expand Food Innovation Network

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced that Callaghan Innovation will invest almost $5 million over five years in a project that will expand New Zealand’s Food Innovation Network.

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22 January, 2015

New AoG contract for advertising media

Government agencies are now able to access further savings when it comes to purchasing advertising media, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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21 January, 2015

International education now worth $2.85 billion

International education continues to be a star performer in New Zealand’s export-led growth according to latest data, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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20 January, 2015

2015 Occupation Outlook App released

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows students and their families to easily compare the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers and help them make good study choices, both in tertiary education and at senior secondary school level.

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16 January, 2015

New Zealand scientist receives top award in China

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the news that Kiwi scientist Dr Phil Rolston has been awarded the Chinese Government’s most prestigious science prize for his work in grasslands seed development.

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16 January, 2015

End-of-Year process positive for Novopay

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, is encouraged by latest figures that show the error rate for the schools payroll is continuing to reduce.

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13 January, 2015

Report shows agritech exports worth $1.2b

New Zealand’s agritechnology exports are worth approximately $1.2 billion annually, and there is a big opportunity to grow them further according to the latest research into the sector, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said today.

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19 December, 2014

Convention Centre resource consent application to be lodged

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed SkyCity’s planned submission today of a resource consent application for the construction of the New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC).

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18 December, 2014

Submissions on future of science system

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today released the summary of submissions received in response to the Government's first Draft National Statement of Science Investment (NSSI), which sets out the current settings and proposed future priorities for the Government’s science investment.

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16 December, 2014

Funding finalised for school payroll company

Minister Responsible for Novopay, Steven Joyce, has announced that Cabinet has finalised funding arrangements for Education Payroll Limited for the 2014/15 year.

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11 December, 2014

Wynyard Group to join Innovation Precinct

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the announcement that Wynyard Group will locate its new global research and development facility within the Christchurch Innovation Precinct.

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11 December, 2014

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced appointments to four tertiary education institution councils, including two new council members and three reappointments.

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11 December, 2014

New Science Board member appointed

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of Professor Parry Guilford to the Science Board for a term of three years.

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10 December, 2014

Growth Grants to lift NZ’s business R&D spend

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

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4 December, 2014

ICT Graduate Schools move one step closer

Six groups have been invited to submit full proposals to operate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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4 December, 2014

Survey reveals Kiwis’ attitudes to science

A new survey has revealed the relevance of science and technology to Kiwis’ lives, with 90 per cent of respondents agreeing on the importance of studying those subjects at school.

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3 December, 2014

Canterbury Engineering the Future project welcomed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the announcement of an immediate start to the Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF) construction project as good news for the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and New Zealand.

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2 December, 2014

2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most prestigious annual science awards.

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1 December, 2014

Overseas student loans collection hits $150m

The Government initiative aimed at encouraging overseas student loan debtors to start repaying their loans has now netted $150 million in additional payments, and the pace of collection is picking up.

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28 November, 2014

Joyce to attend Sydney job fair

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce will travel to Sydney on Sunday morning to attend the New Zealand job fair.

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26 November, 2014

Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013

An annual report on the performance of the tertiary sector confirms that the number of domestic students who completed bachelors degrees in 2013 is the highest ever, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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22 November, 2014

Minister to undertake Perth engagements

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce travels to Perth today for a short series of engagements.

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21 November, 2014

NZ and China confirm research agreements

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the confirmation of three research collaborations with China.

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21 November, 2014

Aus/NZ Govt Procurement Agreement reaffirmed

The New Zealand and Australian governments have today re-confirmed their commitment to a single competitive procurement market with the signing of the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA), Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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21 November, 2014

$550,000 for international Golden Oldies event

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced a Major Events Development Fund (MEDF) investment of $550,000 for an international Golden Oldies event to be held in Christchurch in 2018.

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20 November, 2014

Investment help for mid-range companies

A Government service to help businesses raise capital and accelerate their international growth is turning its focus to the investment needs and opportunities of highly innovative firms and mid-range companies valued at up to $25 million.

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20 November, 2014

Two education initiatives with China

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the signing with China of two initiatives that will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand.

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19 November, 2014

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

Scholarships have been awarded to 160 top students from around the country to study at Asian institutions next year under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia programme.

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14 November, 2014

Chancellor’s visit highlights science alliance

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed today’s announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel of a Memorandum of Understanding between Auckland University’s Bio-engineering Institute and Germany’s Fraunhofer.

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13 November, 2014

James Cook Research Fellowships awarded

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipients of this year’s James Cook Research Fellowships.

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