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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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11 November, 2014

Tech incubator awards first repayable grant

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipient of the first repayable grant through Callaghan Innovation’s expanded business incubator network.

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6 November, 2014

Rutherford Foundation Trust 2014 Awards

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.

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5 November, 2014

Steady job growth lowers unemployment to 5.4%

Steady job growth in the September quarter has lowered New Zealand’s unemployment rate to 5.4 per cent in the latest Household Labour Force Survey, the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

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4 November, 2014

$56m in Marsden funding for top NZ researchers

New Zealand’s top researchers will receive $56 million in Marsden Fund grants over the next three years as a result of funding decisions announced today, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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30 October, 2014

Green light for New Zealand to join WTO GPA

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva.

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29 October, 2014

Start-up hub adds to Chch Innovation Precinct

An Innovation Hub to support new and emerging businesses is the latest addition to the Christchurch Innovation Precinct, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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29 October, 2014

Massey to host $5m Food Safety Research Centre

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that Massey University will host the new Food Safety Science and Research Centre.

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