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Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Michael Woodhouse, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Workplace Relations and Safety  /  Comments Off on Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt rejects claims Pay Equity Bill will make things harder Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has today rejected claims that the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill currently before Parliament will make it harder to settle pay equity claims. “The Government shares […]

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Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Dunedin – largest new hospital build in NZ history Dunedin will get a new $1 billion plus hospital, in what will be the largest build of its type in New Zealand’s history, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says. Dr Coleman made the announcement with Prime Minister […]

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Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Arts, Culture and Heritage, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says there’s been a more than thousand percent increase in the number of kokako in Kauri Coast forests since 1990 due to the continued use of 1080 and trapping. “An aerial 1080 drop […]

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MPI taking more time to finalise mānuka honey definition

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on MPI taking more time to finalise mānuka honey definition

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries – Press Release/Statement Headline: MPI taking more time to finalise mānuka honey definition Date: 18 Aug 2017 Media contact: MPI media team Telephone: 029 894 0328 Email: media@mpi.govt.nz The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is pausing the finalisation of the definition for mānuka honey until […]

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National Government Wimps Out To Giant Multi-Nationals

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National Government Wimps Out To Giant Multi-Nationals

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: National Government Wimps Out To Giant Multi-Nationals The government has been leaned on by giant multinational bully boys and buckled feebly, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Multinationals are evading paying tax of between $7 billion to […]

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NZ First Commits To Raising Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on NZ First Commits To Raising Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: NZ First Commits To Raising Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour New Zealand First will build our economy from the bottom up, creating opportunities for New Zealanders, boosting our economy and increasing productivity. “Our goal is to increase the minimum wage to $20 over three […]

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One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda As the announcement of 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda was made today, Lydia Zigomo, the Oxfam Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: “As long as the senseless, costly and […]

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Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Social Housing  /  Comments Off on Govt freeing up land in Queenstown

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt freeing up land in Queenstown The Government is extending the successful Crown Land Programme to Queenstown, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams announced today. “As it grows, Queenstown is facing challenges with housing supply. The average house price is the highest in the country at […]

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Agreements in principle signed with Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Christopher Finlayson, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations  /  Comments Off on Agreements in principle signed with Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Agreements in principle signed with Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua The Crown has signed agreements in principle to settle the historical Treaty grievances of Whakatōhea and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced today. The agreements […]

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Speech: Getting NZ out of ‘struggle street’ & New Zealand First announces Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and East Coast Candidates for 2017 General Election

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Speech: Getting NZ out of ‘struggle street’ & New Zealand First announces Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and East Coast Candidates for 2017 General Election

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: Speech: Getting NZ out of ‘struggle street’ & New Zealand First announces Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and East Coast Candidates for 2017 General Election Speech: Getting NZ out of ‘struggle street’ & New Zealand First announces Bay of Plenty, Coromandel and East Coast Candidates for […]

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Speech to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce – Global Connections Export Summit

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, Gerry Brownlee, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Speech  /  Comments Off on Speech to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce – Global Connections Export Summit

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Speech to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce – Global Connections Export Summit When I met with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson a few weeks ago, one of the things he wanted to talk about was how New Zealand had managed to bounce back so […]

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Budget 2017: Further $6 million investment in Bay of Plenty Schools

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release, Tim Macindoe  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017: Further $6 million investment in Bay of Plenty Schools

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017: Further $6 million investment in Bay of Plenty Schools Around $6 million will be invested to build more new classrooms in the Tauranga area, say Education Minister Nikki Kaye and Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe. Mr Macindoe visited Tauranga Boys’ College today to […]

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$35m for new Advanced Genomics Platform

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on $35m for new Advanced Genomics Platform

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: $35m for new Advanced Genomics Platform The Government has announced it will invest $35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa, a new science platform supporting advanced genomics research. Genomics is a fast-moving, dynamic research field that underpins […]

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$35m for advanced genomics research

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paul Goldsmith, Politics, release, Science and Innovation  /  Comments Off on $35m for advanced genomics research

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $35m for advanced genomics research The Government will invest up to $35 million over seven years in Genomics Aotearoa, a new collaborative science organisation supporting advanced genomics research, Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today. “Genomics is a fast-moving, data intensive research field that […]

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Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Foreign Affairs, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan

MIL OSI – Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement Headline: Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan Jade Phibbs describes travelling the length of Japan, visiting clients and company branches while on a Foundation internship at pulp and paper company Oji Holding’s. She says the experience not only gave her invaluable insight into Japanese business culture but […]

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Kirkbride Trench officially open

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Kirkbride Trench officially open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Kirkbride Trench officially open A new interchange and trench on State Highway 20A will make journeys between Auckland Airport and the city safer and more reliable, Transport Minister Simon Bridges says. The Prime Minister and Minister of Transport officially opened the $160 million Kirkbride Trench […]

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New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, New Zealand First, Opposition News, Opposition Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand First – Release/Statement Headline: New Zealand Customs Proves ‘War Dogs’ Bill Unnecessary New Zealand First says that with New Zealand Customs charging Pacific Aerospace for UN Sanction violations over North Korea, a new Act to ‘regulate arms brokering’ isn’t necessary. “In the final week of Parliament, the government decided […]

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International visitors spend $10.3 billion in year to June 2017

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on International visitors spend $10.3 billion in year to June 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: International visitors spend $10.3 billion in year to June 2017 Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year to June 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry […]

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Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Plan to raise achievement in maths and writing Education Minister Nikki Kaye today released a plan to support schools and early learning providers to lift achievement in maths and writing. Earlier this year the Government announced a new Better Public Service goal to have at […]

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Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Twenty new housing areas for Nelson, Tasman Housing supply in the Nelson-Tasman region has received a major boost with the establishment of 20 new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with capacity for 1700 homes, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The regional economy […]

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