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Emergency measures to help Ōkāreka residents

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bay Of Plenty Regional Council, Local Government  /  Comments Off on Emergency measures to help Ōkāreka residents

MIL OSI – Source: Bay Of Plenty Regional Council – Press Release/Statement Headline: Emergency measures to help Ōkāreka residents Friday, 23 June 2017 6:00 p.m. Good news for Lake Ōkāreka residents: Bay of Plenty Regional Council has invoked emergency measures to ease problems caused by high lake levels. These emergency measures involve increasing outflow from […]

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Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Scott Simpson  /  Comments Off on Government supports CarboNZero Zoo

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Government supports CarboNZero Zoo The Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund has awarded $30,000 towards a feasibility study to help Wellington Zoo continue to reach their sustainability targets, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. “Wellington Zoo is setting the bar high for sustainability initiatives and advocating […]

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Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Legal challenge to national pest control regulations disappointing Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith is disappointed that a community group in Nelson, the Brook Valley Community Group, is legally challenging national regulations for pest control. “Pests like rats, stoats and possums kill 25 million native birds […]

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$9.4m to support students with English as a second language

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Education, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nikki Kaye, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on $9.4m to support students with English as a second language

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $9.4m to support students with English as a second language Students learning English as a second language will benefit from a further $9.4 million being made available under Budget 2017 to support schools over the next two years, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye. “New Zealand […]

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Te Ture Whenua – gone by lunchtime?

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Te Ture Whenua – gone by lunchtime?

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Te Ture Whenua – gone by lunchtime? Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has to front up about yesterday’s mysterious withdrawal of Te Ture Whenua Bill from Parliament’s order paper, says Labour’s Ikaroa Rawhiti MP Meka Whaitiri.  “Has he lost his way and has decided […]

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Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Western Corridor project several months ahead of schedule Transport Minister Simon Bridges today announced Christchurch’s $112 million Russley Road upgrade is on track to open early next year, several months ahead of schedule. Visiting the site, at the intersection of Memorial Avenue and Russley Road […]

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Bill English ignorance of law beggars belief

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bill English ignorance of law beggars belief

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bill English ignorance of law beggars belief For Bill English to claim he and others in the National Party didn’t realise the law may have been broken in the Todd Barclay taping scandal is simply not credible, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “The […]

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New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New cycleway opens in NZ’s 2017 Top Cycling Town Transport Minister Simon Bridges opened the Puari ki Papanui/Papanui Parallel cycleway in Christchurch today, marking the second cycleway in the city to be completed through the Government’s Urban Cycleways Programme. The Papanui Parallel provides a 4.9km […]

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EPIC NZ Speaker – Grant Straker

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  @EPICNZ, 24/7 News, Business, Communities, Events, Fact sheets, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on EPIC NZ Speaker – Grant Straker

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: EPIC NZ Speaker – Grant Straker Grant StrakerChief Executive OfficerStraker Group Grant taught himself to code in the late 1990s and from there has been able to build one of New Zealand’s leading and multi-award winning hi-tech companies. Straker Translations has […]

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$300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on $300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: $300k boost for Tarawera ultramarathon upgrade The Tarawera ultramarathon will receive an investment of $300,000 over the next two years to support the expansion of the internationally successful event, Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges says. The funding will support the Tarawera 100 Miler – a […]

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Film and Literature Board of Review Appointments

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Internal Affairs, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Peter Dunne, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Film and Literature Board of Review Appointments

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Film and Literature Board of Review Appointments Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of Dr Gareth Schott and Sandy Gill as members of the Film and Literature Board of Review, for new three-year terms along with the appointment of Rachael Schmidt-McCleave as […]

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Canterbury launches refreshed economic development strategy

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, New Zealand Minister of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Canterbury launches refreshed economic development strategy

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment MBIE – Press Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury launches refreshed economic development strategy Today a refreshed economic development strategy for Canterbury was launched at an event in Christchurch. The Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy positions the region so that economic growth can continue once earthquake […]

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Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Transport  /  Comments Off on Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Integrated transport system to future-proof Canterbury Economic Development and Transport Minister Simon Bridges has announced an integrated approach to transport planning and infrastructure investment in Canterbury which will see central and local government working closely together.  Mr Bridges is in Christchurch with other Government Ministers […]

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A skilled workforce for Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Social Development  /  Comments Off on A skilled workforce for Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: A skilled workforce for Canterbury The Government is investing $170,000 in a Canterbury initiative that connects secondary students with businesses who can transition them into further education, employment or training. The funding will also extend Christchurch’s Educated Job Ready Programme to Timaru. Economic Development Minister […]

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Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communications, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Push for digital technology and value-added production in Canterbury Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have announced $1.6 million funding for two workstreams to promote the uptake of digital technology across Canterbury and to take advantage of new value-add market opportunities. […]

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Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Paula Bennett, Politics, release, Simon Bridges, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Govt funding to boost Canterbury tourism Tourism Minister Paula Bennett and Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges today announced that the Government will provide $160,000 to support tourism strategy projects in Canterbury. The announcement was made as part of the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic […]

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Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economic Development, Nathan Guy, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, Primary Industries, release, Simon Bridges  /  Comments Off on Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Canterbury’s regional economic strategy refreshed Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and other Government Ministers are in Christchurch today to co-launch the refresh of the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy aims to position the region so that economic growth […]

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Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Defence, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Minister visits NZDF contingent in Iraq Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has visited New Zealand Defence Force personnel training the Iraqi Security Forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad. Mr Mitchell, on his first visit to Taji as Minister, was accompanied by fellow MPs Todd Muller and […]

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AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Finance, Justice, Mark Mitchell, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Politics, release, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: AA rating smoothes the way for Public Trust The Government will shortly introduce legislation aimed at putting the Public Trust on an equal footing with private sector institutions. The new legislation will remove the Crown guarantee of the Public Trust, in line with government policy […]

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Dispelling the myths of food poverty • Child Poverty Action Group

Published By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, CPAG, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Dispelling the myths of food poverty • Child Poverty Action Group

MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group – Release/Statement Headline: Dispelling the myths of food poverty • Child Poverty Action Group The New Testament can be spot-on. As usual, the Budget handed out considerable amounts to those that hath at least a moderate amount already, and only a few scraps to those that hath […]

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