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PM launches ambitious trade agenda

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Prime Minister, release  /  Comments Off on PM launches ambitious trade agenda

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: PM launches ambitious trade agenda Prime Minister Bill English has today launched New Zealand’s updated trade strategy, Trade Agenda 2030, and reiterated the Government’s commitment to free trade. The Prime Minister has also announced the Government’s ambitious goal of having free trade agreements cover 90 […]

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Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Labour and Greens commit to rules for responsible financial management The Labour Party and the Green Party have agreed to Budget Responsibility Rules, which will provide the foundation for sound fiscal management after the election. “New Zealanders rightly demand of their government that they carefully […]

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One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

Published By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: One in Six Kiwis can’t afford to see a GP New research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal reveals a staggering 25 per cent of adults are not able to get the primary health care they need, 16.5% of which missed out on […]

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Prime Minister's Fellow visits NZ

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Prime Minister's Fellow visits NZ

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Prime Minister's Fellow visits NZ Representative Kim Byoung Gwan meeting NZ Member of Parliament Melissa Lee. Minjoo Party Representative Kim Byoung Gwan, New Zealand Prime Minister’s Fellow for 2017, visited New Zealand from 17-22 February 2017. The Prime Minister’s Fellowship provides an […]

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Tuesday 25 April 2017, Beijing

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Foreign Affairs, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Tuesday 25 April 2017, Beijing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: ANZAC Day Dawn Service, Tuesday 25 April 2017, Beijing The New Zealand Embassy in Beijing will be hosting a dawn service on 25 April to commemorate ANZAC Day. The service will commence at 5:15am and be followed by a traditional ‘Gunfire Breakfast’. […]

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Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Invasive estuary weed close to eradication

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Invasive estuary weed close to eradication Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says DOC is on the brink of eradicating the invasive weed Spartina in the Marlborough Sounds and Golden Bay. “Spartina, one of the Dirty Dozen weeds targeted in the War on Weeds 2017, clogs waterways. […]

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Coleman to visit Melbourne

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Health, Jonathan Coleman, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Sport and Recreation  /  Comments Off on Coleman to visit Melbourne

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Coleman to visit Melbourne Health Minister and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman is travelling to Melbourne to take part in a meeting of Health Ministers. Dr Coleman will attend the Council of Australian Governments Health Council meeting, along with Australian Commonwealth Health Minister Greg […]

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Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amy Adams, Justice, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Anti-money laundering Bill passes first reading A Bill to tackle money laundering and curb funding of terrorism has passed its first reading in Parliament today with unanimous support, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment Bill will […]

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Health cuts taking toll on disability services

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Health cuts taking toll on disability services

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Health cuts taking toll on disability services The National Government must properly fund disability services after a major provider announced it will be significantly curtailing its services, says Labour’s Disability Issues Spokesperson Poto Williams. “Nine years of underfunding the sector, failing to meet even basic […]

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Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Judith Collins, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Revenue  /  Comments Off on Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to improve and strengthen tax rules passes A Bill  to improve and strengthen the tax rules passed its third reading today, Revenue Minister Judith Collins says. “Building a more competitive and productive economy for New Zealanders is a priority for this Government. “Making sure […]

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Every child deserves quality early childhood education

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Every child deserves quality early childhood education

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Every child deserves quality early childhood education The Labour Party today reaffirmed its commitments to properly fund quality early childhood education and ensure that all teachers working in early childhood centres are appropriately qualified and registered, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Every child deserves […]

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MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: MANA-Māori deal falling to pieces Splits and divisions over crucial policy matters like RMA reform and Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill reveal an already unstable MANA-Māori alliance which is obviously falling to pieces, says Ikaroa-Rāwhiti MP Meka Whaitiri. “Hone Harawira today launched a brutal attack […]

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Wet feet on World Water Day

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay Of Plenty Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Wet feet on World Water Day

MIL OSI – Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Wet feet on World Water Day Thursday, 23 March 2017 4:00 p.m. Teachers from ten Bay of Plenty Schools got their feet wet yesterday, as they learnt how to assess stream health and teach students about freshwater use and impacts. The teachers […]

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Jones Bill back before Jones

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Jones Bill back before Jones

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Jones Bill back before Jones The Bill originally drafted by Shane Jones and designed to help media access government information is back in Parliament before the man, says Labour’s Shadow Attorney General David Parker. “My Members’ Bill was drawn today and I inherited it from […]

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New tests help better stroke outcomes

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, Public Sector, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on New tests help better stroke outcomes

MIL OSI – Source: University Of Auckland – Release/Statement Headline: New tests help better stroke outcomes Stroke patient rehabilitation can now be improved with a simple process that is helping therapists accurately predict how well their patients will regain the use of their hands and arms after a stroke. University of Auckland researchers led by […]

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Housing First launches to help homeless in Auckland

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Housing First launches to help homeless in Auckland

MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Council – Release/Statement Headline: Housing First launches to help homeless in Auckland A new initiative aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff have launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 homeless Aucklanders and provide […]

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PM condemns London attack

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bill English, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Prime Minister, release  /  Comments Off on PM condemns London attack

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: PM condemns London attack Prime Minister Bill English has condemned the terror attack in London today and expressed New Zealand’s condolences to the people of the UK. “London is a place many thousands of New Zealanders have visited and called home, and where many more […]

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New funding for biosecurity and pest management

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release  /  Comments Off on New funding for biosecurity and pest management

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New funding for biosecurity and pest management Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed six new biosecurity and pest management projects that have received funding in the latest Ministry for Primary Industries’ Sustainable Farming Fund round. The six projects have been approved for total funding […]

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Government to amend Racing Act 2003

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Racing, release  /  Comments Off on Government to amend Racing Act 2003

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government to amend Racing Act 2003 Racing Minister Nathan Guy has today announced plans to amend the Racing Act 2003 and enable the introduction of charges for offshore betting operators.     “These changes will help create a more level playing field for the TAB in the […]

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Government squabbling a bad sign

Published By   /  March 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government squabbling a bad sign

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government squabbling a bad sign The squabbling between National and its support parties over RMA reform is a worrying sign of instability in government, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “David Seymour and Peter Dunne have called National’s RMA reforms a ‘quagmire’, blaming Nick […]

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