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16 April, 2014

Govt to establish Food Safety Science & Research Centre

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today announced that expressions of interest have been released for a Food Safety Science and Research Centre.

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16 April, 2014

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say.

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15 April, 2014

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Amendment Bill passes third reading

Legislation that completes the Government’s comprehensive reforms to industry training today passed its third and final reading in Parliament.

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15 April, 2014

$5m investment in Māori-led science & innovation

Up to $5 million over two years will be invested in developing the science and innovation potential of Māori people, resources, and knowledge, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples announced today.

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11 April, 2014

NZTE to attract more regional investment

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is to establish a new regional investment attraction programme to encourage more international firms to invest in New Zealand’s regional economies, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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10 April, 2014

Govt to undertake Northland growth study

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced a new programme of work commencing in the Northland region to evaluate opportunities to further increase investment, employment and incomes in the region.

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9 April, 2014

$312,500 from major events for women’s hockey final

The Government is investing $312,500 from the Major Events Development Fund to support the hosting of the 2017 Women’s Hockey World League Final in Auckland, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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9 April, 2014

$2.48m to improve broadband for the Chatham Islands

Work to deliver a significant improvement in broadband services for Chatham Islanders will start almost immediately, following the signing of a $2.48 million contract between the Government and TeamTalk Ltd.

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2 April, 2014

NZTE to boost trade presence in China, S. America & Middle East

The Government is to boost NZTE's trade presence in China, South America and the Middle East to help more New Zealand firms break into these growing markets.

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1 April, 2014

Criteria finalised for NZ Screen Production Grant

The Government has released the criteria for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) that comes into effect from today.

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1 April, 2014

First National Science Challenge announced

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the launch of the first National Science Challenge, the High Value Nutrition Challenge, which will receive confirmed funding of up to $30.6 million over five years.

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28 March, 2014

Regions lead recovery from GFC

Provincial regions across the country have led New Zealand’s economic recovery from the Global Financial Crisis according to new Statistics New Zealand numbers released today, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce says.

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28 March, 2014

New Zealand Story Group Chair announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of Cameron Harland as New Zealand Story Group Advisory Board Chair.

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27 March, 2014

Reports show benefits of America’s Cup to NZ

The 34th America’s Cup Regatta in San Francisco delivered a range of direct and indirect benefits for the New Zealand economy, according to two evaluation reports released today.

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26 March, 2014

School payroll improving again

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the report on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Period 26 of the schools’ payroll.

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21 March, 2014

Address to Festival of Education, Export Education Symposium, Auckland

It is my pleasure to be here this afternoon and can I say how pleased I am to see international education on the agenda.

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19 March, 2014

Labour wants to go back to the 70s with NZ Economy

The Labour Party's desire to turn the clock back to the 1970s is once again highlighted with their grab-bag of ideas for the forestry industry, says Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

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19 March, 2014

Speech: New Zealand Gala Dinner, Jakarta

It is my honour and privilege to welcome you to the New Zealand Gala Dinner. This dinner is part of the New Zealand Season, a series of events showcasing New Zealand in Indonesia. The links between our countries are growing on several fronts – especially the renewable energy, education, aviation, tourism and the food and beverage sectors.

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17 March, 2014

NZ & Indonesia building stronger energy links

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Auckland UniServices and the Indonesian Geothermal Association in Jakarta to develop specialised geothermal training courses held in New Zealand and Indonesia.

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16 March, 2014

Joyce opens education fair in Jakarta

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today opened an education trade fair in Jakarta that continues the push to grow New Zealand international education in Indonesia.

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14 March, 2014

Joyce to visit Indonesia & Vietnam

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce leaves on Sunday for Indonesia and Vietnam to highlight the growing New Zealand-ASEAN trade, energy and education relationship.

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14 March, 2014

Entries open for PM’s Business Scholarships

Business owners and senior executives looking to expand their international expertise are being invited to apply for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.

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14 March, 2014

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced 20 appointments to 13 tertiary education institution councils, which include two new council members.

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13 March, 2014

New legislation to strengthen the education sector

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomed the first reading of the Education Amendment Bill in Parliament today, which will make a number of legislative changes aimed at strengthening the education profession.

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13 March, 2014

Four organisations to receive direct industry training funding

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the first four organisations to receive direct Government funding through the Industry Training Fund direct funding pilot.

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13 March, 2014

Service Centre changes next priority for Novopay

Changes to the Service Centre operating model to make it simpler for schools to address payroll and HR issues are the next priority as the remediation of Novopay continues, Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce says.

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13 March, 2014

Start of year process affects pay periods

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce today released the reports on complaints and notifications received in regards to Pay Period 24 and 25 of the schools’ payroll.

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11 March, 2014

Government launches NZ Business Number

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Commerce Minister Craig Foss today formally launched the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) at Xero in Wellington.

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6 March, 2014

Tougher rules for overseas-based borrowers

The Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No. 3), introduced in August 2013, passed its final stages in Parliament today.

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5 March, 2014

Address to the Downstream Energy Conference

I’m pleased to here today in place of my colleague Simon Bridges, who is in Toronto for the 2014 Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada conference – a major event in the international minerals exploration calendar.

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