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10 February, 2016

Aviation and maritime safety strengthened

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss today announced the introduction of random testing in the commercial aviation and maritime sectors to help tackle drug and alcohol impairment.

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4 February, 2016

Travel responsibly this Waitangi weekend

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging all motorists to consider the road toll and its impact before getting behind the wheel this long weekend.

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5 January, 2016

Holiday road toll for 2015/16

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging drivers to remain focussed and vigilant as they head home these holidays.

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1 January, 2016

2015 road toll disappointing

The provisional road toll for 2015 is 321, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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23 December, 2015

Keep safe on the roads these holidays

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is encouraging road users to do the right thing and travel safely over the summer holidays.

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23 December, 2015

Stay safe on the water these holidays

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is urging Kiwis to stay safe on the water this festive season.

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17 December, 2015

West Coast visitor safety measures completed

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the completion of additional road safety measures on the West Coast ahead of the busy summer holiday period.

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14 December, 2015

New contracts help SMEs grow

The Government has committed to a further five and a half years of support to help small businesses grow through its Regional Business Partner programme, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Small Business Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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14 December, 2015

Small passenger service consultation paper released

Transport Ministers today released a consultation paper that looks at options for new rules for passenger services such as taxis, private hires, shuttles, and ridesharing.

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11 December, 2015

New Zealand to gain from training aircraft engineers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss welcomes a new civil aviation rule, enabling New Zealand aircraft maintenance training organisations to more easily train overseas aircraft engineers.

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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

Discussion opens on vehicle size and weight

Changes to a Transport Rule regulating the size and weight of vehicles could allow truck and bus companies to import newer, safer, more innovative and environmental responsible vehicles, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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8 December, 2015

NCEA credits for driver licences

Students are to be given the chance to earn NCEA credits by obtaining driver licences, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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8 December, 2015

Minister welcomes transparency for future of census

Statistics Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the release of Cabinet papers on the future of the census and appointments to the working group of the Data Futures Partnership.

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7 December, 2015

Big time savings for small and medium businesses

A leap forward in the use of existing tax data means Statistics New Zealand has been able to halve the number of businesses being surveyed for important economic information, Minister of Statistics and for Small Business Craig Foss says.

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6 December, 2015

Veterans to receive additional support

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss is welcoming changes that will provide more support, and more services, to more veterans than ever before.

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2 December, 2015

Foss welcomes $25 million boost for visiting driver safety

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the NZ Transport Agency’s $25 million boost to visiting driver safety initiatives.

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27 November, 2015

Where does the city end and the country begin?

New Zealanders who want to understand the similarities or differences between Sandringham and Three Kings, Brooklyn and Vogeltown, or Sydhenham and Beckenham can have their say about how these areas and more are defined for statistical purposes, Statistics Minister Craig Foss says.

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20 November, 2015

Proposed upgrade for bus regulations

Proposed changes to a Land Transport Rule will allow buses to carry more passengers between New Zealand’s main centres and pave the way for hybrid diesel-electric buses, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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20 November, 2015

Safer roads in time for summer

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming the completion of important safety work on state highways 6 and 94 between Queenstown and Milford Sound.

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19 November, 2015

New report explores travel patterns

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming a new report exploring New Zealanders’ daily travel patterns.

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18 November, 2015

Foss welcomes online simulation for visiting drivers

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming an Automobile Association (AA) initiative to help visiting drivers keep themselves and others safe on New Zealand roads.

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15 November, 2015

Fraud Awareness Week highlights dangers for consumers and small business

Small Business Minister Craig Foss and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith are urging consumers and small businesses to keep themselves safe online this Fraud Awareness Week.

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12 November, 2015

Welcome progress in LVV review

Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss is welcoming progress on the Low Volume Vehicle (LVV) certification review, with some changes already underway.

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11 November, 2015

Public views sought on future environmental reporting topics

New Zealanders are being invited to have their say about proposed topics under the new national environmental reporting system, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Statistics Minister Craig Foss announced today.

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4 November, 2015

Appointments to Small Business Development Group

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today announced one new appointment to the Small Business Development Group (SBDG) and 10 reappointments.

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3 November, 2015

Business.govt.nz recognised for outstanding work

Small Business Minister Craig Foss today congratulated the team behind Business.govt.nz for winning the government category at the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

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28 October, 2015

Foss announces grant for veteran support services

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss today announced a $150,000 grant for the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association’s (RNZRSA) support services.

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23 October, 2015

Travel survey goes digital

The NZ Household Travel Survey is going digital, meaning more data can be collected faster, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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22 October, 2015

Take care and live to see summer

Live to see summer by taking care on the roads this Labour Weekend, Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss says.

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