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2 February, 2016

New towers expand mobile phone coverage

Fifteen new cell towers added to existing networks have expanded mobile coverage to more than 1700 square kilometres of rural areas previously without coverage.

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1 February, 2016

RBI fixed wireless going like a rocket

More rural New Zealanders are experiencing blistering internet speeds thanks to Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI) towers being upgraded to 4G, Communications Minister Amy Adams said today.

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29 January, 2016

Major school broadband project completed

Schools nationwide are all able to connect to fast, reliable broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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28 January, 2016

NZ’s most remote students connected to the world

New Zealand’s 49 most remote schools are all now connected to faster broadband just in time for the start of Term One, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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27 January, 2016

NZ among top nations in fighting corruption

New Zealand has been reaffirmed as one of the top countries in the world for low corruption levels, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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17 December, 2015

Disclosure scheme to increase safety of family violence victims

A new disclosure scheme will make it easier for Police to disclose a person’s violent criminal past to a concerned partner or friend.

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16 December, 2015

New BSA, RNZ and TVNZ appointments

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams has announced a range of board appointments to some of New Zealand’s iconic broadcasting institutions.

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16 December, 2015

Three new Law Commissioners appointed

Justice Minister Amy Adams announced the appointment of Douglas White QC, Donna Buckingham and Helen McQueen as new members of the Law Commission, each for a term of five years.

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14 December, 2015

Law Commission reports back on two work programmes

Justice Minister Amy Adams has welcomed two Law Commission reports on how the justice system responds to victims of sexual violence and on the use of classified and security-sensitive information in civil court proceedings.

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10 December, 2015

“Our plan to keep New Zealand Cyber Secure” - Launch of the New Zealand Cyber Security Strategy

I want to start out by saying that the Government is as committed to a secure, resilient and prosperous online New Zealand as you are.

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10 December, 2015

New interagency plan to tackle cybercrime

Agencies are taking steps to ensure an effective response to the growing problem of cybercrime with the establishment of a new interagency cybercrime plan.

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10 December, 2015

Cyber Security Strategy safeguards NZ economy

Ensuring New Zealanders are safe, resilient and prosperous online is at the heart of the Government’s refreshed national Cyber Security Strategy launched today.

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10 December, 2015

Cyber security credentials scheme proposed for SMEs

New Zealand businesses with good cyber security practices could receive a “cyber security tick”, as part of a suite of initiatives to help protect small businesses against cyber attacks.

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9 December, 2015

UFB delivers early Christmas present to businesses

The Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative has been rolled out to at least 200,000 businesses across New Zealand – ahead of schedule and within budget.

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7 December, 2015

Dunedin’s historic courthouse to be restored

Courts Minister Amy Adams today announced that Cabinet has agreed to the strengthening and restoration of Dunedin’s historic courthouse.

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6 December, 2015

Low-alcohol wine & beer changes a win-win

Supermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under a new Bill introduced to Parliament by Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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5 December, 2015

New Rangatahi Court for Taupō

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has welcomed the launch of New Zealand’s fourteenth Rangatahi Court in Taupō.

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3 December, 2015

Address to Law Foundation 2015 Awards Dinner

Keynote address to 2015 New Zealand Law Foundation Annual Awards Dinner

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3 December, 2015

Masterton to reap benefits of better broadband

Communications Minister Amy Adams was in Masterton today to announce the completion of the town’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) build.

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3 December, 2015

Minister commends top NZ courts

Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams has acknowledged New Zealand’s courts for their hard work in 2015.

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2 December, 2015

NZ ratifies UN Convention Against Corruption

New Zealand has reinforced its commitment to combating corruption by ratifying the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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1 December, 2015

Police to trial family violence victim video statements

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Police Minister Michael Woodhouse welcome a pilot by frontline Police staff in Palmerston North to record victim video statements using their iPhone 6+ at the scene of certain family violence incidents.

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30 November, 2015

New Law Commission projects announced

Justice Minister Amy Adams has asked the Law Commission to begin three new projects in 2016.

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26 November, 2015

Greymouth joins ranks of fully-fibred towns

Greymouth has become the twelfth New Zealand town to be fully-fibred under the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband programme, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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25 November, 2015

White Ribbon Day puts spotlight on family violence

White Ribbon Day highlights the need for a continued focus on helping to reduce family and sexual violence, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.

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19 November, 2015

More New Zealanders connecting to Ultra-Fast Broadband network

More than 133,000 homes and businesses have now connected to the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) programme as the build gathers pace, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today.

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19 November, 2015

Regions benefiting from rural broadband

Connectivity is growing rapidly in the regions with more New Zealanders than ever before now able to access faster rural broadband, Communications Minister Amy Adams says.

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18 November, 2015

Parole-like supervision regime now in place

New powers to monitor and supervise returning offenders have received wide-spread support in Parliament following the passing of a new Bill, says Justice Minister Amy Adams.

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17 November, 2015

Returning offenders Bill introduced to protect Kiwis

A new Bill to pass under urgency will give authorities the power to assess and supervise offenders returning to our shores, Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced.

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17 November, 2015

Captioning to be extended to Prime Television

Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says the extension of captioning to Prime Television will ensure more content availability for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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