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12 February, 2016

Acting District Court Judges appointed

Two Acting District Court Judges have been appointed, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today.

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12 February, 2016

New start for rebuilt $10.2m Marshland School

The new $10.2 million Marshland School was officially opened in Christchurch today by Education Minister Hekia Parata.

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12 February, 2016

$13.6m Rāwhiti School officially open

Education Minister Hekia Parata has today officially opened the new $13.6 million Rāwhiti School in Christchurch.

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12 February, 2016

Appointment of Queen’s Counsel in 2016

The Attorney-General announced today that an appointment round for Queen’s Counsel will take place in 2016.

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12 February, 2016

One week left to have your say on ETS Review

New Zealanders wanting to have their say on the future of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Review have one more week to make their views heard.

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12 February, 2016

Works to start on new Manukau Bus Station

Transport Minister Simon Bridges has turned the first sod for construction on the new Manukau Bus Station in Auckland.

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11 February, 2016

New initiative to help at-risk kids succeed

Education Minister Hekia Parata today launched a new initiative aimed at supporting at-risk students to stay and succeed at school.

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11 February, 2016

21 months of consecutive guest night growth

Key figures released today show tourism is continuing to boom in almost every part of the country, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says.

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11 February, 2016

First wāhine Māori MPs honoured in Parliament today

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell is delighted to unveil the portraits of two remarkable wāhine Māori who helped change the political and social landscape of Aotearoa.

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11 February, 2016

Ratings changes to encourage Māori land development

Cabinet has agreed to provide local Councils with more workable and equitable tools to deal with issues around the rating of unused and unoccupied Māori land.

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11 February, 2016

$9m redevelopment for Thorndon School, Wellington

One of the capital’s oldest schools, Thorndon School in central Wellington, will undergo a $9 million redevelopment, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

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11 February, 2016

Kiwi scientists secure preferential access to Synchrotron

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a three-year investment of $2.8 million in the Australian Synchrotron, the largest piece of scientific infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere, to secure preferential access for Kiwi scientists.

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11 February, 2016

NZ pledges $500,000 to help Pacific address Zika

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $500,000 to help the Pacific region to counter the spread of the Zika.

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11 February, 2016

Force Fit and Occupation Outlook win international awards

The New Zealand Government today received two international awards for the mobile apps ‘Force Fit’ and ‘Occupation Outlook.’

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11 February, 2016

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows free GP visits for under 13s is making it easier for families to get the care their children need.

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11 February, 2016

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes for Auckland

Fourteen new Special Housing Areas that will provide more than 4500 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.

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10 February, 2016

International crime cooperation laws report welcomed

Justice Minister Amy Adams has today tabled the Law Commission’s report on modernising New Zealand’s Extradition and Mutual Assistance laws.

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10 February, 2016

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Trade Minister Todd McClay announced today the Government will be running nation-wide roadshows on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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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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10 February, 2016

New PGP programme to boost wool industry

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a new Primary Growth Partnership programme aimed at lifting the profitability and sustainability of New Zealand strong wool.

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10 February, 2016

Chinese New Year celebration at Parliament

Ethnic Communities Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will this evening host an event at Parliament to celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year.

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10 February, 2016

Govt’s urban cycleways providing more choice

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the thousands of Kiwis taking part in Go by Bike Day across the country today demonstrates the importance of the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme.

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10 February, 2016

Digital medical certificates make system simpler

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say 72 per cent of all medical certificates for Work and Income clients are now being lodged electronically.

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9 February, 2016

Patents Bill passes first reading

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Paul Goldsmith today welcomed the next step in establishing a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime following the first reading of the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill.

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9 February, 2016

Acting District Court Judge appointed

Auckland barrister Andrea Manuel has been appointed an Acting District Court Judge with a Family Court warrant to be based in Auckland, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson QC announced today.

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9 February, 2016

Encouraging immunisation for older children

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme.

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9 February, 2016

TPP presented for treaty examination

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced the commencement of Parliamentary treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), following signature of the Agreement on 4 February 2016. 

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9 February, 2016

Minister marks Safer Internet Day

The start of the school year is a good opportunity for parents to remind their children of the harmful effects of cyberbullying and staying safe online, says Communications Minister Amy Adams.

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9 February, 2016

Brownlee attending Counter-Daesh meeting

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves today to attend the first Counter-Daesh Defence Ministerial meeting, involving all countries contributing to the Counter-Daesh Coalition.

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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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