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8 February, 2016

2016 job prospects strong for those into making things

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2016 Occupation Outlook report and mobile app which shows job prospects continue to be very good in highly skilled, fast growing industries such as high-tech manufacturing and ICT.

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4 February, 2016

$4 million for Hundertwasser Centre

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Government will contribute $4 million to the construction of the Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery in Whangarei.

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4 February, 2016

Action plan to help grow Northland

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have today announced a detailed action plan to invigorate Northland’s economy.

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3 February, 2016

Unemployment figure lowest in seven years

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows unemployment has fallen to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since March 2009.

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27 January, 2016

Infrastructure programme rich source of jobs

Figures released today show the Government’s infrastructure programme is a significant contributor to jobs across New Zealand, Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce say.

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27 January, 2016

Government to move forward on City Rail Link

The Government will work with Auckland Council to bring forward the start date of the City Rail Link (CRL), Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges announced today.

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26 January, 2016

New Science Challenge to boost land productivity and the environment

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, which aims to enhance primary sector production and productivity while maintaining and improving land and water quality.

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26 January, 2016

Workplace vocational education on the rise

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a report which shows apprentice numbers and completion rates are both up, following the major industry training reforms of 2012/13.

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25 January, 2016

More students completing qualifications in STEM subjects

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed figures released today that show a greater proportion of degree-level domestic graduates are completing qualifications in STEM-related subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths.)

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15 January, 2016

New appointments to three CRI boards

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of three new members to the boards of the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS), and the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion).

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15 January, 2016

New funding round to encourage curious minds

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched a second round of the Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund, offering up to $2 million for successful projects.

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31 December, 2015

NY Honours recognise service to education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have congratulated the twelve New Zealanders who are recipients of New Year’s Honours for their services to education.

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17 December, 2015

Appointments to new CPIT Aoraki council

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the Ministerial appointments to the governing council of the new tertiary institution for Canterbury, which merges Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Institute of Technology (CPIT).

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17 December, 2015

Appointments to NorthTec Council

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced two new appointments to the Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) council.

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15 December, 2015

Support for Pacific language education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have announced $763,000 funding for the Pasifika Education Centre in South Auckland.

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14 December, 2015

Joyce marks first Air NZ flight to Houston

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce leaves for the United States tomorrow on the inaugural Air New Zealand flight to Houston, Texas.

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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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11 December, 2015

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley have welcomed the launch of the Canterbury Farm Capability Society Group Employment and Training Scheme for farm workers.

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10 December, 2015

AOG procurement contracts to save $699m

All-of-Government procurement contracts are now estimated to be saving $699 million for participating government agencies and taxpayers, an increase on June’s forecast figure of $415 million, Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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9 December, 2015

New Polytechnic for Bay of Plenty region

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced his intention to establish a new polytechnic in the Bay of Plenty that will better service the tertiary education needs of the Bay of Plenty region.

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8 December, 2015

$8.4 million for wool research partnership

The Government will invest $8.4 million over seven years in a research partnership that could transform New Zealand’s wool industry, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced today.

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8 December, 2015

2015 PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

The 2015 Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia have been awarded to 152 students from across New Zealand.

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7 December, 2015

Board appointments to Victoria University, AUT & Unitec councils

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced nine appointments to three tertiary education institution councils.

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4 December, 2015

Healthier Lives Challenge tackles major diseases

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge, which aims to reduce the financial burden of major health problems, with funding of up to $31.3 million over 10 years.

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4 December, 2015

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of a report which aligns the levels of the qualifications frameworks of New Zealand and Australia.

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3 December, 2015

New appointment to Marsden Fund Council

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today the appointment of a new member to the Marsden Fund Council.

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3 December, 2015

Strong growth for international education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the latest International Education Snapshot Report which shows international student enrolments have increased 13 per cent over the January-August period when compared with 2014.

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2 December, 2015

Science Challenge invests $7m in advanced food research

Seven science and business teams have been awarded National Science Challenge funding worth $7 million to transform current knowledge of high-value foods, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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2 December, 2015

NZ-German joint project wins recognition

A pioneering Kiwi-German artificial limb project has been recognised by Europe’s largest applied research institution, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce says.

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1 December, 2015

VorTech drone wins C-Prize competition

New Zealand’s screen and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industries stand to benefit from technology developed by VorTech, the winner of Callaghan Innovation’s inaugural C-PRIZE competition, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce said today.

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