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5 August, 2015

NZ-Viet Nam education relationship set to grow

Education collaboration between New Zealand and Viet Nam is set to grow following the signing this afternoon of a renewed Education Co-operation Arrangement.

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5 August, 2015

Rangatahi the key to growing the Māori economy in Auckland

Māori Development Minister, Te Ururoa Flavell, welcomes the release of a report on the Māori economy in Tāmaki Makaurau.

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5 August, 2015

Racing Safety Development Fund open for applications

The next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund has opened today, Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced.

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5 August, 2015

Countdown begins to Rio Games

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says a year out from the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games it looks like New Zealanders will have plenty to celebrate at both events.

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5 August, 2015

Foss to attend Chunuk Bair commemorations

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will attend the Battle for Chunuk Bair centenary service at Gallipoli on Saturday.

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5 August, 2015

National service to mark centenary of Chunuk Bair

The centenary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair will be marked in Wellington this weekend with a national commemorative service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.

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5 August, 2015

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New Zealanders in work than a year ago.

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5 August, 2015

Tougher biosecurity measures at airports welcomed

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new package of biosecurity measures to be implemented at international airports, including more detector dogs and new x-ray machines, as a result of $27 million in new funding in Budget 2015.

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5 August, 2015

MidCentral general practices more productive

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the newly expanded Productive Series is already benefiting patients and staff at MidCentral general practices.

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5 August, 2015

Family violence initiatives making an impact one year on

A suite of Government initiatives has built momentum for efforts to reduce New Zealand’s horrific family violence track-record, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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5 August, 2015

Fresh look at family violence laws

A discussion document launched today takes a hard look at the way the law prevents and responds to family violence, and proposes a comprehensive rethink to strengthen New Zealand’s legislative response.

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4 August, 2015

PM pledges $11.7m for Cook Islands school rebuild

New Zealand will contribute up to $11.7 million towards rebuilding the Cook Islands’ national secondary school to mark 50 years of our association, Prime Minister John Key says.

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4 August, 2015

More hands-on support for rural communities

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy say around 100 more people will be trained to help farming families across the country access the support they need.

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4 August, 2015

Metro Sports funding parameters agreed

Cabinet has agreed funding parameters that will ensure Christchurch’s Metro Sports Facility is a multi-generational asset that meets the needs of Canterbury’s diverse elite, competitive and leisure sports sectors, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

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4 August, 2015

Preventing falls crucial as population ages

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye and Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed new ACC initiatives aimed at reducing falls amongst older people.

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4 August, 2015

McCully to Kuala Lumpur for Asia-Pacific regional meetings

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Kuala Lumpur this week to attend the ASEAN-NZ Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum.

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4 August, 2015

Joyce congratulates ASEAN 40 award winners in the Philippines

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has congratulated the five Filipino’s who were awarded NZ ASEAN 40th awards at a ceremony in Manila last night.

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4 August, 2015

Improving results for Youth Guarantee learners

Tertiary Education Organisations have increased achievement rates across all sectors, particularly in course and qualification rates for students at Youth Guarantee Providers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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4 August, 2015

Strong response to financial advice laws consultation paper

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today said there has been a strong response from New Zealanders on the review of financial advice legislation.

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4 August, 2015

Bennett to visit Melbourne for ANZSOG Conference

Putting citizens at the centre of policy and using information to deliver results will be key themes of a Trans-Tasman conference on Government, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says.

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3 August, 2015

Minister intends to introduce Māori Land Bill into the House early next year

The Māori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, intends to allow for more time to develop the Ture Whenua Māori Bill within an expanded work programme, which is aimed at fully realising the utilisation of Māori land.

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3 August, 2015

Appointments to the Transport Accident Investigation Commission

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has made three appointments to the Board of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) that he says will boost the organisation’s ability to carry out complex investigations.

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3 August, 2015

PM to attend Singapore’s 50th Anniversary of Independence

Prime Minister John Key will attend Singapore’s National Day celebrations on 9 August, this year marking 50 years of Singaporean independence.

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3 August, 2015

PM announces honorary military appointments

Prime Minister John Key has announced that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of HRH The Prince of Wales to three honorary positions in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).

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3 August, 2015

Six NZ finalists in global tech awards

Communications Minister Amy Adams has acknowledged six New Zealand companies which have been selected as finalists in this year’s World Summit Awards for creativity and innovation in ICT.

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3 August, 2015

Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner has welcomed the overwhelmingly positive response to the draft restoration plan for Victoria Square.

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3 August, 2015

Cook Islands Language Week celebrated

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Cook Islands Language Week.

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2 August, 2015

More housing support for vulnerable youth

Vulnerable young people needing a supportive and stable living environment will benefit from a new accommodation service, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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1 August, 2015

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal.

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31 July, 2015

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today.

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